Press Release

April 16, 2020
Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces more than $2 Million for Ryan White HIV Program Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today announced $2,181,870 in funding to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided an additional $90 million nationwide for the program. Some individuals living with HIV/AIDS may be at increased risk of contracting and suffering serious symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These funds are awarded to the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, and various community-based organizations.

“Protecting the most vulnerable must be a priority in our response to this public health crisis,” said the delegation. “Programs to serve individuals living with HIV/AIDS face enormous challenges at this time, but they are needed now more than ever. We will continue to advocate for substantial federal resources to support all areas of Maryland’s health system.”

The delegation has previously announced funding for Maryland through the CARES Act including $45 million for the Governor’s emergency education relief fund, $170 million for Maryland’s institutions of higher education, $107 million for airports, $742 million for hospitals and health care providers, $15.6 million for community health centers and $48 million to Maryland local government jurisdictions.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income people living with HIV who are uninsured and underserved. The Program funds grants to states, cities/counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations. Additional information about the program can be found here.

The full breakdown of funding for Maryland is as follows:

Grantee Name


Award Amount

Maryland Department of Health



Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.

Upper Marlboro


Johns Hopkins University, The



City of Baltimore



Medstar Health Research Institute, Inc.



Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc.



Medstar Health Research Institute, Inc.



Total Health Care, Inc.