WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Maryland’s Congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen as well as Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-MD), announced more than $543.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding for colleges, universities and students throughout Maryland.

The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. At least half of the funding for each institution will be distributed in the form of emergency cash grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness and other hardships. Students should contact their institutions for more information about how they can apply for an emergency grant.

“The success of our local colleges and universities is critical to the success of our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Members said. “The American Rescue Plan makes a historic investment that will ensure the doors to higher education remain open here in Maryland and provide struggling students with the resources they need to stay on track and complete their degrees.”

The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion total for nearly 3,500 public and private nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide. In Maryland, 47 colleges and universities will receive funding averaging $11.5 million. Another $3 billion in additional funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other under-resourced institutions will be distributed at a later date.

The colleges and universities in Maryland receiving funding under the American Rescue Plan at this time are:

Allegany College of Maryland


Anne Arundel Community College


Bais HaMedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore


Baltimore City Community College


Bowie State University


Capitol Technology University


Carroll Community College


Cecil College


Chesapeake College


College of Southern Maryland


Community College of Baltimore County


Coppin State University


Frederick Community College


Frostburg State University


Garrett College


Goucher College


Hagerstown Community College


Harford Community College


Hood College


Howard Community College


Johns Hopkins University


Loyola University Maryland


Maple Springs Baptist Bible College & Seminary


Maryland Institute College of Art


Maryland University of Integrative Health


McDaniel College


Montgomery College


Morgan State University


Mount Saint Mary's University


Ner Israel Rabbinical College


Notre Dame of Maryland University


Prince George's Community College


Saint Mary's College of Maryland


Salisbury University


St. John's College


Stevenson University


Towson University


University of Baltimore


University of Maryland - Baltimore County


University of Maryland - Eastern Shore


University of Maryland Global Campus


University of Maryland, Baltimore


University of Maryland, College Park


Washington Adventist University


Washington College


Wor-Wic Community College


Yeshiva College of the Nation's Capital