How North Carolina Plans to Use ARPA Funding for Technology


Governor Cooper has identified over $165M in IT investments to be funding the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in the state of North Carolina. This does not even account for an additional $1.2B for statewide broadband.




  • $79.4M to improve IT infrastructure and enhance cybersecurity in support of continuity of state government operations

  • $75M for IT infrastructure at the North Carolina Community College System

  • $45M for IT infrastructure at the University of North Carolina System

  • $30M for IT infrastructure at independent colleges and universities

  • $28M to support IT integration projects at the Division of Public Health

  • $15M to improve vaccine system and management through technology

  • $14.6M to modernize or replace data systems supporting local and state public health

  • $9.7M to support data interoperability across systems

  • $6M to modernize or enhance the North Carolina Immunization Registry

Source: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management