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April 07, 2020

Maryland to receive additional $6.4 million in federal support

Credit: Delmarva Now, Lucas Gonzalez

The full Maryland congressional delegation announced $6.4 million in federal funding to support the state’s health care system in its response to COVID-19.

The funding will be used for lab equipment, supplies, staffing, shipping, infection control, surge staffing, monitoring of individuals, and data management, according to a Monday, April 4, release from the congressional delegation.

It will also supplement an existing cooperative agreement to state jurisdictions through the Emerging Infections Program to enhance surveillance capabilities. The funding comes through the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the release.

Maryland has now received $17.1 million through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, according to the release. 

Included in Maryland’s response funding is $10.2 million in federal aid, announced by the delegation on March 17.

The delegation includes Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, as well as Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone.