Sarbanes, Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $15.4 Million in Emergency Funding for Housing, Nutrition and Essential Goods
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in announcing $15.45 million in emergency federal funding to reimburse the City of Baltimore for the distribution of lodging, food, water, ice and other essential goods to vulnerable residents during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
“This federal funding will help the City of Baltimore continue to manage the pandemic-driven spike in food insecurity and homelessness – especially in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the virus,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland is committed to supporting local producers, distributors and community organizations that provide critical housing and nutrition assistance to keep residents safe and healthy as we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act. It includes:
- $11,296,781.04 for Lord Baltimore Isolation and Quarantining Temporary Lodging.
- $2,321,215 for Saval Foodservice, a participant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Mixed Box Feeding Program.
- $1,827,306.49 for Baltimore’s Eating Together Feeding Program.
The lawmakers previously announced more than $18 million to deliver essential goods, services and resources to seniors across the city amid the COVID-19 public health emergency.