CHARLOTTE, N.C. — City and county government as well as the airport and the transit system stand to receive at least another $769 million — probably closer to $1 billion — of federal funding if President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief package is approved as anticipated this month. The House has passed the measure and it is now under consideration by the Senate.
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and other government entities have cited previous pandemic recovery packages — most notably, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed in March 2020 — as crucial for surviving COVID-related expenses and economic struggles. In some cases, local recipients have yet to exhaust earlier federal allocations while more money is likely to soon follow.
Read more here for a breakdown of what local governments and groups are likely to get from the package.