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Total Federal COVID Relief for MD So Far: $400 Million

January 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland has received more than $400 million in federal funds for residents struggling financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said Wednesday.

The state was awarded $258.1 million from the federal government this week, to be administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Seven counties and Baltimore City got an additional $143 million. Each of those jurisdictions has more than 200,000 residents.

Hogan’s office said the state is awaiting guidance from the federal government on how to use the money but added Hogan asked DHCD Secretary Ken Holt to bring lawmakers from both sides of the aisle together to create an advisory group to review the state’s plan.