AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE TO ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS OF TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) BENEFITS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
Directs the State Controller to transfer $13.2 million from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (both established in SL 2020-4) for the 2020-21 fiscal year; appropriates the nonrecurring funds to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the 2020-21 fiscal year to provide additional assistance to eligible recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Requires DHHS to allocate up to $2.2 million per month for payments to eligible recipients. Requires each eligible recipient to receive a month payment of $193 for up to six months. Requires compliance with the federal CARES Act. Requires DHHS to report to the specified NCGA committees and division by March 1, 2021, on the use of the funds. Effective July 1, 2020, and applies retroactively to assistance provided on or after March 1, 2020, and expires December 30, 2020.
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