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April 10, 2020

Rep. David Trone Announces New Funding for Students and Colleges in Maryland’s 6th District from CARES Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

 

Rep. David Trone Announces New Funding for Students and Colleges in Maryland’s 6th District from CARES Act

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that eight colleges in Maryland’s 6th District – Montgomery College, Frederick Community College, Hood College, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Hagerstown Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University, and Garrett College – would receive federal funds allocated by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

At least half of the funding allocated to these colleges through the CARES Act must be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash grants that will help students pay for basic essentials, including food and housing. Institutions can also use a portion of the money to help recover from any financial losses they might have incurred because of the coronavirus.

“We cannot forget about our students and cash-strapped colleges and universities during this global pandemic,” said Trone, the only member of the Maryland Delegation on the House Education and Labor Committee. “These funds will help educational institutions in Maryland’s 6th District with the economic fallout from the coronavirus and ensure that we support students during these unprecedented times.”

View the amounts each college received here.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

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