WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $9.4 million in federal funding to strengthen HIV/AIDS surveillance and prevention programs across Maryland.
“The HIV/AIDS crisis continues to devastate at-risk communities nationwide, many of whom are already suffering disproportionately from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This new federal funding will serve as a strong investment in HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and prevention programs so Marylanders can live healthier and safer lives,” said the lawmakers. “This pandemic has heightened the need for greater investments in our public health infrastructure that supports all Marylanders, and Team Maryland remains committed to strengthening public health initiatives, expanding affordable and comprehensive health care resources, and securing additional funding for our medical research programs.”
The award of $9,461,685 comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention. The latest round of funding includes:
- $6,283,343 for the Maryland Department of Health
- $3,178,342 for the Baltimore City Health Department
Last year, the lawmakers announced more than $2 million to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.