The General Assembly came into session Wednesday and Thursday to appropriate the remainder of the federal CARES Act funding, and rape crisis centers were allocated an additional $6 million in funding to be split evenly among agencies. Domestic violence agencies were also allocated an additional $6 million in funding.
NCCASA has been advocating for additional funding and used the survey results that many agencies filled out to best cater the argument and needs across the state. NCCASA is grateful to agencies and staff who reached out to their legislators to stress the importance of this funding for services in the community.
The money will be distributed through the Department of Administration. We would encourage agencies to reach out to legislators and thank them for this funding, as we know it will make a difference in many budgets. The full bill can be found here.
If you have any questions about this funding, please reach out to Staff Attorney/lobbyist Skye David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monika Johnson Hostler