Press Release

August 2, 2021
Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin, Trone Announce Nearly $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $1,915,270 in American Rescue Plan funding to increase access to mental and behavioral health and substance use rehabilitation services in Montgomery County. The funding comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“The pandemic has taken an undeniable toll on the mental health of many Americans. As experts warn that mental health effects from the pandemic will continue to emerge over the coming months, these continued funds from the American Rescue Plan will help support key mental health treatment initiatives. This investment will build on previous and ongoing funding in our mental health infrastructure to ensure Marylanders have access to the support they need, when they need it,” the lawmakers said. “We will continue working to secure additional funding to strengthen community-based mental and behavioral health services.”

The lawmakers previously announced $55.4 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expand access to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment programs across the state.