WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $29 million in emergency federal funding to reimburse MedStar Health and Montgomery County Emergency Management for costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland’s hospitals, health providers, first responders, and medical professionals have put their safety at risk to help others during an unprecedented crisis,” the lawmakers said. “This federal funding will reimburse essential purchases they’ve made during this crisis to help defeat COVID-19, such as personal protective equipment, medical care and transportation, disinfectants, and testing supplies to keep those on the front lines safe. We welcome this federal support for our communities and, as we continue to fight this pandemic, Team Maryland will keep working to secure additional resources to support Maryland’s first responders and healthcare heroes and invest in our public health infrastructure.”
The award of $29,512,215 serves as a total federal cost share reimbursement and comes from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act. It includes:
- $25,158,045 for MedStar Health
- $4,354,170 for Montgomery County Emergency Management
The delegation previously announced more than $560 million in emergency federal funding from FEMA to strengthen Maryland’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution efforts.