U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) announced that eight schools from Maryland’s 6th District will receive funding from Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
The eight colleges from Maryland’s 6th District to receive funding include: Montgomery College, Frederick Community College, Hood College, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Hagerstown Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University and Garrett College.
Montgomery College will receive nearly $11 million in funding, with $5.5 million allocated to students for emergency funds. The CARES Act requires at least half of the funding to be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help students with basic necessities such as food and shelter.
“We cannot forget about our students and cash-strapped colleges and universities during this global pandemic,” said Trone in a statement. “These funds will help educational institutions in Maryland’s 6th District with the economic fallout from the coronavirus and ensure that we support students through this unprecedented times.”