Without federal assistance there will be layoffs and massive cuts in critical services! The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions - HEROES Act, H.R. 6800 would bring aid to Maryland that would support our state agencies and save state jobs.
Key Funding Components of the HEROES Act
$500 billion for state aid and $350 billion for local aid
The state budget is funded through the end of the year. At the year’s end, the state will seek to curtail spending. We need federal dollars to fund state and local services. Maryland would receive $9.6 billion in direct aid to states and $5.6 billion in direct aid to local governments if the Senate passed the HEROES Act. This aid would fund the services that retain our state agencies.
$175 billion for the health and safety of our frontline providers and the American people.
We need widespread testing, contact tracing, adequate PPE supplies, relief for affected families, and expansion of Medicaid to ensure that vulnerable populations are treated to stop the spread of the virus. Maryland would receive $2.1 billion in Medicaid funding through the HEROES Act.
At least $100 billion for public K-12 education and public colleges and universities
To reopen safely and to account for the unanticipated, increased costs of operating schools in a COVID-19 environment. Maryland would receive $1.4 billion in education funding if the Senate passed the HEROES Act. The K-12 portion of these funds would provide Maryland $898.4 million.
Our states, cities, towns and public schools continue to anchor America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by keeping communities safe, limiting the spread of the virus and supporting our children. The Senate must act now to fund these essential services that are at the heart of our recovery and our ability to reopen our economy.
Tell the Senate to fund state and local government