WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and the full Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone, today announced $170,544,958 in federal funding for Maryland’s institutes of higher education under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Of this total, 50 percent of the funds are available first to provide direct assistance to students facing emergency expenses. The remaining 50 percent of the funds will be usable for a wider range of costs, upon further guidance from the Department of Education. This funding was included within the CARES Act, passed by Congress to bring relief to those impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In addition to this funding, the Members fought for dedicated assistance for HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions, which is forthcoming.
“The coronavirus has upended the lives of students across our state. From the direct impacts on their health and wellbeing, to the substantial financial and emotional burdens, it has left few unscathed. These funds will provide targeted relief to students, and longer-term assistance to our colleges and universities, to help them weather this storm. Together, we will continue working to provide Maryland students with the assistance they need during this challenging time,” said the lawmakers.
In the Fifth District, Bowie State University will receive $6,596,246; University of Maryland, College Park will receive $21,490, 713; the College of Southern Maryland will receive $2,579,022; and Prince George's Community College will receive $6,421,788.
Through the CARES Act, Maryland has also received $742 million for hospitals announced Friday, $15.6 million for community health centers announced Wednesday, and $48 million to Maryland local governments announced by the delegation last week. Separately, the delegation has announced a total of $17.1 million in CDC funding through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act to support the Maryland health system.
Specific allocations are as follows:
Dedicated for Students
University System of Maryland Institutions
University of Baltimore
University of MD, Baltimore
University of MD, College Park
UM Global Campus
Public Colleges and Universities
Maryland Community Colleges
Allegany College of MD
Anne Arundel Community College
Baltimore City Community College
Carroll Community College
College of Southern MD
Frederick Community College
Hagerstown Community College
Harford Community College
Howard Community College
Prince George’s Community College
Wor-Wic Community College
Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities
Capitol Technology University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Mount St. Mary’s
Notre Dame of Maryland
St. John’s College
Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore