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 $36,358,851 in American Rescue Plan funding to support our state’s pandemic response.
This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a part of the Public Health Crisis Response program, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to expand lab capacity, enhance disease surveillance programs and step up statewide mitigation efforts.
“Additional help from the American Rescue Plan continues to assist Maryland’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts,” the lawmakers said. “This pandemic has underscored an essential need to improve our public health resources for Maryland families and this new allocation will support our state’s ability to respond to COVID-19. Team Maryland will work tirelessly to secure additional funding to ensure that our state and local health departments have the tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe.”
The lawmakers previously announced more than $90 million in emergency federal funding to help local health departments and emergency response personnel in Maryland mitigate the virus.