Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $2 Million to Support University of Maryland Medical System COVID-19 Response
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $2,185,056 in federal funding to reimburse the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal support comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
“Over the last year, health care professionals at UMMS have stepped up – without hesitation – to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep Marylanders safe,” the lawmakers said. “This new funding will reimburse UMMS for personal protective equipment and medical supplies purchased during the pandemic. We look forward to securing additional federal resources to ensure that our health providers and hospitals are adequately prepared for future public health emergencies.”
The lawmakers previously announced more than $560 million in emergency federal funding from FEMA to help bolster Maryland’s COVID-19 response and aid its vaccine distribution efforts.