Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $796,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Mental Health Training Across State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2021
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $796,497 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand mental and behavioral health training across the state.

“This new funding from the American Rescue Plan will help our public health workforce and higher education institutions meet the increasing demand for mental health services brought on by the pandemic,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland will continue working to secure additional resources that support Marylanders’ mental health needs as we recover from COVID-19.”

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will strengthen and expand Maryland’s mental health workforce through by encouraging collaborative research, improving community relations and increasing access to telehealth and mental health services.

Funding includes:

  • $479,992 for the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
     
  • $269,164 for the Hood College in Frederick.
     
  • $47,341 for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc. in Baltimore.
     

Last week, the lawmakers announced more than $55 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expand access to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment programs in Maryland.

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