Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $400 Million to Expand Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Contact Tracing and Testing Capacity

January 12, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $402,607,440 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, contact tracing and testing capacity.

“Support is on the way for Maryland as we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to eliminate the virus,” the lawmakers said. “This new federal funding will help ensure that more Marylanders get the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible and will increase the state’s testing and contact tracing capabilities. Team Maryland will keep pushing to secure additional federal dollars to bring the virus under control and stop the spread of the disease.”

The funding includes $347,979,565 to expand testing, contact tracing and other efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and $54,627,875 to support Maryland’s vaccine distribution efforts. It was authorized by Congress through the Coronavirus Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.