About the NC Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO)


The North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO) was established under Session Law 2020-4 of House Bill 1043 as a temporary office to oversee and coordinate funds made available under COVID-19 Recovery Legislation which includes Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). NCPRO serves a critical role with coordination of over $6 billion across hundreds of entities – both state and local governments, and non-profit and private organizations. This office also provides technical assistance and ensures coordination of federal funds received by State agencies and local governments and ensures proper reporting and accounting of all funds.

Our mission is to ensure North Carolina recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic stronger, more resolved, and more resilient.

Federal Level

As a response to the national pandemic of COVID-19 the Federal Government established the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and, Economic Security Act or CARES Act which established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (the “Fund”) and appropriated $150 billion to the Fund. Under the CARES Act, the Fund is to be used to make payments for specified uses to States and certain local governments; the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories (consisting of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands); and Tribal governments.

The CARES Act provides that payments from the Fund may only be used to cover costs that:

  1. are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19);
  2. were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government; and
  3. were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.1

The US Treasury Guidance to Recipients of CARES Act Funding and US Treasury FAQ's on Guidance to Recipients of CARES Act Funding are the Treasury’s interpretation of these limitations on the permissible use of Fund payments.

State Level

North Carolina COVID-19 Response

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NC DHHS COVID-19 Response