Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $182 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Help State Bring the COVID-19 Pandemic Under Control and Strengthen Local Infectious Disease Response

Funding Will Empower Local Health Departments Statewide and Expand Capacity of Critical Laboratory Operations
April 12, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing more than $182 million in American Rescue Plan funding to bolster Maryland’s COVID-19 pandemic response and expand the capacity of laboratories and local health departments to fight infectious diseases.

“This significant infusion of federal funding will help strengthen Maryland’s pandemic response,” the lawmakers said. “Our delegation will continue working closely with state and local health departments to keep Marylanders safe by better preventing, detecting, responding to and controlling infectious diseases like COVID-19.”

The $182,092,917 grant comes through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

This latest CDC grant builds on an extensive series of grants and other funding actions to confront the COVID-19 pandemic that have been advocated for, acquired and announced by the Maryland congressional delegation over the past year.