When Baltimore received its first federal aid to help deal with the effects of the coronavirus, the city was in the grip of the worst of the pandemic-fueled crisis. The funds were quickly doled out in dozens of directions, paying for protective gear, aid for businesses and COVID-19 testing efforts. Now, nearly two months after it was announced the city would receive $670 million from the American Rescue Plan, Democratic President Joe Biden’s economic relief effort, city officials have yet to announce a plan to distribute it.
Less urgency, more searching for impact in Baltimore’s planning to spend $670 million in latest federal COVID relief aid
May 3, 2021