CHARLOTTE—The application period for the state Extra Credit Grant program has been extended. The deadline to apply is now December 7, 2020, at 2 p.m.
The Extra Credit Grant program provides eligible North Carolinians with a one-time grant of $335 to cover costs related to virtual schooling and childcare during the pandemic.
The state extended the application period because of a lawsuit brought by the law firm of Robinson Bradshaw on behalf of the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina.
You only need to apply for the Extra Credit Grant program if all of the following statements are true:
- You have not already received your grant
- You have not already applied for the grant
- You did not file a 2019 state tax return solely because your 2019 income was less than $20,000 for a married couple, $15,000 for a head of household, and $10,000 for a single person
- You lived in North Carolina for all of 2019
- You had at least one qualifying child who was age 16 or under in 2019
To learn more about eligibility:
- Read the FAQs on the N.C. Department of Revenue website
- Read the FAQs on the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy website