WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1.17 billion in federal funding for K-12 schools and higher education institutions across Maryland.

Funding comes from the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress in late December.

“This urgently needed relief will help provide students, educators and support professionals with more resources to improve learning and educational services, and help Maryland school districts cover the significant costs they have borne throughout this pandemic,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland remains committed to securing additional federal resources to ensure students and educators can keep learning safely.”

Funding includes:

  • K-12 Schools ($868,771,000): For the Maryland State Department of Education to support statewide education activities and for Maryland’s 24 school districts to accommodate the educational needs of students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including direct support for low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care.
  • Higher Education ($309,025,964): To help institutions across Maryland cover lost revenue, support the transition to online learning and help students pay for food, housing, health care and child care expenses. (Additional funding dedicated to Maryland HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions will be announced in the coming days.)

See below for complete breakdowns of the federal grant funding.

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K-12 Schools

Local School System

                    Funding Allocations

Allegany County Public Schools


Anne Arundel County Public Schools


Baltimore City Public Schools


Baltimore County Public Schools


Calvert County Public Schools


Caroline County Public Schools


Carroll County Public Schools


Cecil County Public Schools


Charles County Public Schools


Dorchester County Public Schools


Frederick County Public Schools


Garrett County Public Schools


Harford County Public Schools


Howard County Public Schools


Kent County Public Schools


Montgomery County Public Schools


Prince George's County Public Schools


Queen Anne's County Public Schools


St. Mary's County Public Schools


Somerset County Public Schools


Talbot County Public Schools


Washington County Public Schools


Wicomico County Public Schools


Worcester County Public Schools


Total for MD School Districts




Maryland State Department of Education




Higher Education Institutions


Total Allocation

Minimum Amount 

Dedicated for Students

University System of Maryland Institutions

Bowie State University



Coppin State University



Frostburg State University



Salisbury University



Towson University



University of Baltimore



University of MD, Baltimore






University of MD, College Park






UM Global Campus



Public Colleges and Universities

Morgan State University



St. Mary’s College



Maryland Community Colleges

Allegany College of MD



Anne Arundel Community College



Baltimore City Community College



Carroll Community College



Cecil College



Chesapeake College



College of Southern MD






Frederick Community College



Garrett College



Hagerstown Community College



Harford Community College



Howard Community College



Montgomery College



Prince George’s Community College



Wor-Wic Community College



Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Capitol Technology University



Goucher College



Hood College



Johns Hopkins University



Loyola University



Maryland Institute College of Art



Maryland University of Integrative Health



McDaniel College



Mount St. Mary’s University



Notre Dame of Maryland University



St. John’s College



Stevenson University



Washington Adventist University



Washington College



Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore



Total for Maryland Higher Education Institutions



Total for Maryland Higher Education Students