Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $48 Million to Help Counties and Cities Respond to COVID-19

This Initial Round of State and Local Coronavirus Response Funding Comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Passed by Congress and Signed Into Law Last Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation announced $48,404,965 to help counties and cities in Maryland respond to the economic and housing impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a bipartisan, $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law last week. The grants will be allocated through the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): $30,870,453
     
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG): $15,408,028
     
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA): $1,520,827

 

The funding announced today represents $2 billion of the overall $5 billion provided for CDBG, $2 billion of the overall $4 billion provided for ESG, and the entirety of the $65 million for HOPWA under the CARES Act. The additional CDBG and ESG awards will be distributed by the HUD Secretary to communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

“Local governments are on the frontlines of this crisis,” the lawmakers said. “This federal funding will shore up the capacity of our cities and counties to respond to the consequences of this virus. We look forward to the announcement of additional awards to Maryland state and local governments in the days and weeks to come.”  

The full breakdown of funding is as follows:

Maryland Jurisdiction

CDBG20-COVID Recovery

ESG20-COVID Recovery

HOPWA20-COVID Recovery

Total

Annapolis

$156,651

$0

$0

$156,651

Baltimore City

$13,101,766

$6,571,738

$1,208,711

$20,882,215

Bowie City

$116,863

$0

$0

$116,863

Cumberland

$476,251

$0

$0

$476,251

Frederick

$243,423

$0

$232,275

$475,698

Gaithersburg

$265,900

$0

$0

$265,900

Hagerstown

$472,845

$0

$0

$472,845

Salisbury

$227,905

$0

$0

$227,905

Anne Arundel County

$1,248,258

$611,269

$0

$1,859,527

Baltimore County

$2,465,172

$1,230,869

$0

$3,696,041

Harford County

$641,116

$0

$0

$641,116

Howard County

$770,356

$0

$0

$770,356

Montgomery County

$2,955,102

$1,438,797

$0

$4,393,899

Prince Georges County

$3,036,958

$1,523,903

$0

$4,560,861

Maryland Nonentitlement

$4,691,887

$4,031,452

$79,841

$8,803,180

Total

$30,870,453

$15,408,028

$1,520,827

$47,799,308

 

In addition to the above formula grants, the following competitive awards have been made to Maryland entities through the HOPWA COVID-19 Recovery Competitive Grants:

  • AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc.: $149,312
     
  • City of Baltimore, DHCD: $158,847
     
  • City of Baltimore: $156,778
     
  • Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.: $140,720
     

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