December 03, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $1.4 Million to Support Baltimore County’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

Federal Funding Will Help Protect Students from Coronavirus and Disinfect School Facilities

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $1,407,882 in federal funding to support Baltimore County’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts at schools. 

The funding, authorized under Section 403 of the Stafford Act, comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It will help disinfect buses and facilities at 175 schools countywide.

“Our delegation remains committed to supporting state and local efforts to fight the ongoing pandemic and keep our communities safe,” the lawmakers said. “This new round of federal funding will help Baltimore County protect students and reduce the spread of the virus. In Congress, we will continue pushing for urgently needed funding for state and local governments so that our communities stay safe and emerge from the pandemic in a position of strength.”

In March, the lawmakers swiftly requested and secured federal approval of Statewide Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 Pandemic, allowing emergency resources to be deployed for state and local efforts to combat the virus and protect Marylanders.