Local Government COVID-19 Resources

LGC News

LGC Operations Update
The staff of the LGC wants to assure local governments and others that we're continuing “business as usual." Staff is teleworking, and continues to perform all review, approval and support work as needed. As always, feel free to contact us with questions or concerns at SLGFD@nctreasurer.com.

COVID-19 and Impact on LGC deadlines
We know that the impacts of COVID-19 are, and will be, widespread. We are doing all we can to anticipate impacts on the processes, obligations, and deadlines associated with the Local Government Commission and the State and Local Government Finance Division, and will work to identify remedies and extensions as appropriate and as available. Be sure to sign up to receive alerts whenever we post new information to our LGC Staff Blog or to this page.

FY 2020 Audit Deadline
The deadline for submission of audit reports to the LGC as required under NCGS 159-34(a) is being extended. See our blog post for important details. 

Daily Deposit Requirement
An update to the daily deposit requirement in GS. 159-32(b) was issued by the Secretary of the Local Government Commission. See our blog post for details. 

Announcements & Alerts

EO 124 Extension
On May 30, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 142, extending the period during which residential utility services cannot be disconnected for nonpayment. See our blog post for details.

Water and Sewer Finance Fiscal Health Workshops
The Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) is offering FREE regional workshops on water and sewer finance and fiscal health on  Thursday, July 23 in Halifax, NC, and Thursday, July 30 in Pembroke. Speakers include representatives from SERCAP, USDA, DEQ, and the LGC. The course offers 6 CEUs if you attend the full day. To register and for details and a full agenda, see our blog post.

Information on Coronavirus Relief Funds
The new NC Pandemic Recovery Office (NC PRO) now has a website with application forms and information, including a comprehensive FAQ for counties regarding their CRF distributions.  County officials should direct questions to ncpro@osbm.nc.gov. 

There's also a new SOG Coates' Canons blog post on using county CRF funds to support small businesses. 

Other Resources

Information for Water/Wastewater Systems

Please note that the resources listed below discuss a variety of issues related to water/wastewater systems; some of the content may no longer be applicable following the issuance of Executive Order No. 124.

Ad-Valorem Taxes

Budgeting

Financial Reporting

  • GASB's Emergency Toolbox: a good resource to help you identify reporting considerations needed for your 2019 and potentially 2020 financial reporting

Employment and Leave Issues for Local Government

FEMA and Procurement Guidance

Public Meetings and Hearings

Resources accessed from this page should not be relied upon as legal advice or as official policy of the Department of State Treasurer, State and Local Government Finance Division, or the Local Government Commission. Note that due to the rapidly changing information and guidance available, resources may not be accurate at the time of access. DST and SLGFD are not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of the content of any external website.