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Maryland awarded over $341 million grant for COVID-19 response

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 22, 2021

REISTERSTOWN, Md. — On Friday, The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced that Maryland will receive a $341 million federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This award will provide funding to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased to support the state’s healthcare workers and first responders.

This grant, administered through MEMA’s Public Assistance program, was awarded as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration issued in March 2020 under the Robert T. Stafford Act.

“This much needed federal aid will allow the Maryland Department of Health to recoup expenses related to COVID-19 from January 20 through July 27, 2020,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We are very pleased to have received this award, which contributes immensely to our continued fight against this disease.”

Coronavirus created an immediate threat to the public health and safety of the State of Maryland, which required emergency protective measures. In response, MEMA and MDH conducted emergency protective measures consisting of providing management, control, and reduction of immediate threats through purchase and distribution of PPE needed for the COVID-19 statewide response.