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April 13, 2020

Rep. Trone, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $170 Million in Federal Funding for Maryland Higher Education

For Immediate Release


Rep. Trone, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $170 Million in Federal Funding for Maryland Higher Education 

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including Representative David Trone, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, today announced $170,544,958 in federal funding for Maryland’s institutes of higher education under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Of this total, 50 percent of the funds are available first to provide direct assistance to students facing emergency expenses. The remaining 50 percent of the funds will be usable for a wider range of costs, upon further guidance from the Department of Education. This funding was included within the CARES Act, passed by Congress to bring relief to those impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In addition to this funding, the Members fought for dedicated assistance for HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions, which is forthcoming.

“The coronavirus has upended the lives of students across our state. From the direct impacts on their health and wellbeing, to the substantial financial and emotional burdens, it has left few unscathed. These funds will provide targeted relief to students, and longer-term assistance to our colleges and universities, to help them weather this storm. Together, we will continue working to provide Maryland students with the assistance they need during this challenging time,” said the lawmakers.

Through the CARES Act, Maryland has also received $742 million for hospitals announced Friday, $15.6 million for community health centers announced Wednesday, and $48 million to Maryland local governments announced by the delegation last week. Separately, the delegation has announced a total of $17.1 million in CDC funding through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act to support the Maryland health system.

Specific allocations are as follows:


Total Allocation


Dedicated for Students

University System of Maryland Institutions

Bowie State



Coppin State



Frostburg State









University of Baltimore



University of MD, Baltimore






University of MD, College Park






UM Global Campus



Public Colleges and Universities

Morgan State



St. Mary’s 



Maryland Community Colleges

Allegany College of MD



Anne Arundel Community College



Baltimore City Community College



Carroll Community College



Cecil College



Chesapeake College



College of Southern MD






Frederick Community College



Garrett College



Hagerstown Community College



Harford Community College



Howard Community College



Montgomery College



Prince George’s Community College



Wor-Wic Community College



Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Capitol Technology University









Johns Hopkins






Maryland Institute College of Art



Maryland University of Integrative Health






Mount St. Mary’s



Notre Dame of Maryland



St. John’s College






Washington Adventist



Washington College



Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore