BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland’s private and public colleges and universities will get $170 million in federal funding to help in their responses to the coronavirus, the state’s congressional delegation said Monday.

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) (Julio Cortez/AP)

Around half of the money each school gets will go toward providing direct assistance to students facing emergency expenses due to the pandemic, while the rest will be useable under the discretion of the Department of Education.

The list of allocations for Maryland’s historically Black colleges and universities are as follows:

College NameTotal AllocationAmount Dedicated
Bowie State University$6,596,246$3,298,123
Coppin State University$2,727,906$1,363,953
University of MD, Eastern Shore$3,542,365$1,771,183
Morgan State University$9,263,562$4,631,796

Towson University will receive $17.3 million, while the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Morgan State University will each get around $9.3 million.

The money is part of the massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package known as the CARES Act that also includes nearly $350 billion for small businesses. This article was originally shared by WJZ.