Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $543.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Maryland Colleges, Universities and Students
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing more than $543.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding for colleges, universities and students throughout Maryland.
The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. At least half of the funding for each institution will be distributed in the form of emergency cash grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness or other hardships.
“The success of our local colleges and universities is critical to the success of our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Members said. “The American Rescue Plan makes a historic investment that will ensure the doors to higher education remain open here in Maryland and provide struggling students with the resources they need to stay on track and complete their degrees.”
The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 colleges and universities nationwide. In Maryland, 47 colleges and universities will receive funding averaging $11.5 million. Another $3 billion in additional funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other under-resourced institutions will be distributed at a later date.
The Maryland colleges and universities to receive funding under the American Rescue Plan at this time include: