PUBLIC NOTICE: Moore County Board of Commissioners

The Moore County Board of Commissioners will convene for a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 2:00pm at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 US Hwy 15/501.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss American Rescue Plan funds. An agenda is available by clicking the link below:

The Effect of the American Rescue Plan on North Carolina President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will provide North Carolina with:

• $5.609 billion in state fiscal relief • $3.649 billion in local fiscal relief • Moore County to receive $19.57 million. • 11 Moore County Municipalities will receive $14.93 million. • Pinehurst, Moore County’s largest municipality, is set to receive the largest outlay of stimulus funding, estimated at $4.86 million. • Southern Pines is in line to receive around $4.3 million. • Aberdeen is expected to receive around $2.34 million. • Carthage is expected to receive $750,000. • Pinebluff is expected to receive $470,000.

Aid to North Carolina Public Schools • More than $3.693 billion in relief for K-12 schools • Aid to Moore County Schools According to Superintendent Bob Grimesey said NC Public School districts are being advised to expect a larger payout from the most recent stimulus plan, but that otherwise they are “nowhere near getting anything specific.” As it stands Grimesey intends to present spending plans for at least the $7.9 million recently announced to the Moore County Board of Education in early May. But those plans will, to some extent, depend on the amount and constraints on the next round of COVID-19 relief funding.

Aid to Individuals and Families • Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per person provided in December) for more than 6,582,400 adults and 2,693,100 children. This is 89% of all adults in the state and 89% of all children in the state. • Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit to the families of 2,088,000 children, lifting 137,000 children out of poverty • Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit to 603,000 childless workers, including many in frontline jobs

Healthcare Benefits • Marketplace health insurance premiums that are $1,661 lower per month for a 60-year old couple earning $75,000 per year. • FEMA will reimburse up to $9000 in funeral costs for Covid-19 related deaths since 1/2020