Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $46 Million in Additional Funding for Maryland Colleges, Including $44 Million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $46,702,104 for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and colleges serving large populations of low-income students.

Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This new federal funding comes in addition to the $170 million in initial support that the Delegation announced for Maryland institutions of Higher Education.

“Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges serving high populations of low-income students play a critically important role in our communities, and that role has never been more important,” the delegation said. “We fought to obtain dedicated assistance to ensure that they have the resources to make it through this difficult time. This federal funding will assist these institutions in maintaining their high-quality level of education, as well as continuing to support students in meeting their emergency needs and continuing their education.”

Of the $14.25 billion provided for higher education relief nationally through the CARES Act, Congress set aside $1.05 billion for HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions and $344 million for schools that have the greatest unmet needs related to COVID-19. Federal funding may be used for institutions to cover the costs of attendance for eligible students, distance learning technology and trainings for faculty and staff. It may also be used to cover operational costs – including lost revenue, reimbursements for prior expenses and payroll.

The full breakdown of funding for Maryland includes:

  • $19,040,779 for Morgan State University
  • $13,707,787 for Bowie State University
  • $7,840,808 for University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • $4,206,497 for Coppin State University
  • $459,430 for Community College of Baltimore County 
  • $215,184 for Anne Arundel Community College
  • $192,461 for Frostburg State University
  • $187,438 for Baltimore City Community College
  • $177,071 for University of Baltimore
  • $128,733 for College of Southern Maryland
  • $115,500 for Hagerstown Community College
  • $90,825 for Wor-Wic Community College
  • $63,004 for Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore
  • $57,489 for Washington Adventist University
  • $48,443 for Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • $45,101 for Chesapeake College
  • $44,527 for Montgomery College
  • $37,672 for University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • $24,674 for Garrett College
  • $14,167 for Capitol Technology University
  • $4,514 for Faith Theological Seminary