Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $18.2 Million to Support Community-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Services
Washington, September 29, 2021
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $18.2 million in COVID-19 relief funding to increase access to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment programs across the state.
“The severe lack of affordable and accessible health care and crisis intervention services can have a devastating impact on Marylanders, and particularly on underserved communities,” the lawmakers said. “This new round of federal funding allows our state to make strides in removing systemic barriers in our public health infrastructure, while ensuring low-income and vulnerable individuals have access to comprehensive mental and behavioral health treatment services. We will continue working in Congress to secure additional resources to support individuals coping with substance use disorders and mental illness.”
The award of $18,220,797 comes from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan and is directed to the following agencies and programs:
The lawmakers previously announced more than $55 million for the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service services through the American Rescue Plan.