Feb. 16, 2021, Update:
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a COVID-19 relief bill that extends the deadline for parents to apply for $335 NC Extra Credit grants.
The $335 checks are intended to offset parents’ virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were part of a previous coronavirus relief package, but there were leftover funds after more than a million parents received their checks. This extension allows parents who qualified for an NC Extra Credit grant but did not receive checks in 2020 apply for the grant through May 31, 2021.
The new law extending the NC Extra Credit Grant program through May 31, 2021 only applies to eligible individuals who have NOT received the $335 grant. If you have already received the $335 grant, you are not eligible under the new law.
The application for the NC Extra Credit Grant will only be available on the NC Department of Revenue website, but we do not know when.
Sign up for an Extra Credit Grant alert, and we will send you an email when the application is ready.
Who is Eligible?
North Carolina families with qualifying children who were 16 or younger at the end of 2019 who did not already receive the $335 check from the NC Department of Revenue.
Qualifying individuals who were not required to file a 2019 state tax return and have NOT already received the $335 grant.
Eligible individuals who filed a 2019 state tax and did NOT receive the $335 grant. This includes individuals who suffered from a tax preparation software error that resulted in their 2019 NC tax return not including their qualifying children.