South Carolina Lawmakers Allocate CARES Act Funding

(Columbia, SC) -- South Carolina lawmakers are moving forward with a plan for CARES Act money the state is receiving. 

South Carolina will around get one-point-nine-billion dollars from the federal government in response to the pandemic. State senators have unanimously approved a plan for the funding. 

Five-hundred million dollars will go to the unemployment insurance trust fund, 220-million to the Department of Education for food programs and summer academic recovery dates, and 50-million dollars going to improving broadband access in the state. 

An additional 42-million dollars will go toward statewide COVID-19 testing and monitoring.

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