N.C. Department of Revenue Announces Extra Credit Grant Application Extension through July 1

N.C. Department of Revenue Announces Extra Credit Grant Application Extension through July 1Hartsoe & Associates, P.C. recently received word that the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has extended the application deadline for Extra Credit Grants, worth $335, through July 1, 2021. This extension applies only to eligible individuals who have not already received the grants. Per the message:

The grant program was established in last year’s Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 to assist families with virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 172 into law yesterday, which authorized the extension of the program through July 1 beyond the earlier May 31 extension. While the NCDOR sent more than 1 million checks to North Carolinians last year, including around 140,000 to families not required to file a tax return, some families with qualifying children missed the Oct. 15, 2020 application deadline.

How can I apply for the grant?

To apply for the Extra Credit Grant program, you can submit your application online, or request a mail-in application, here.

Who is eligible for the Extra Credit Grant?


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.

  1. Qualifying individuals who were not required to file a 2019 state tax return and have NOT already received the $335 grant
  2. Eligible individuals who filed a 2019 state tax return and did NOT receive the $335 grant

You can read the fully eligibility requirements here.

When will the checks be mailed?

Checks will be mailed out to eligible recipients between 2 and 4 weeks after the application has been submitted. NCDOR will notify via letter anyone who as applied but is not eligible for the grant.