A Maryland analysis of the elements of federal emergency funding has been released – with a partial picture of what to expect across multiple governments and functions.
The Department of Legislative Services presented an analysis of federal COVID-19 response funding provisions, offering the most Maryland-level detail yet seen.
The largest amount coming to Maryland will be a $2.3 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund for state and local governments. Governments can apply to the fund for expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic that were not accounted for in their budgets.
More than $1 billion in the fund is set aside for local governments with populations greater than 500,000. Legislative analysts estimate Montgomery County will receive $183.4 million; Prince George’s County, $158.7 million; Baltimore County, $144.4 million; Baltimore City, $103.6 million; and Anne Arundel County, $101.1 million.
The relief package also will entitle state and local governments to tap into $800 million from a Disaster Relief Fund that includes reimbursements for medical expenses, protective equipment and National Guard deployment.
The presentation, held on April 9 for a remote meeting of the House Appropriations Committee, is available to stream online via the General Assembly website.