Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $7.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Strengthen Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $7,787,892 in American Rescue Plan funding to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved and minority communities across the state.
“While the American Rescue Plan has helped accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Maryland, far too many communities – and especially communities of color – still face significant barriers,” the lawmakers said. “This latest tranche of funding from the American Rescue will make targeted investments to help reduce disparities in vaccine access and better protect vulnerable Maryland communities from the virus.”
The federal funding will help the University of Maryland, Baltimore hire new workers to build vaccine confidence through educational resources and outreach initiatives and strengthen inoculation efforts in high-risk and minority communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
The lawmakers previously announced more than $68 million in American Rescue Plan funding to bolster Maryland’s COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout.