Maryland to Appeal FEMA Denial of Millions in Riot Disaster Aid

July 8, 2015

The state of Maryland says it will appeal the federal government’s denial of disaster aid to help the state and Baltimore city recover millions of dollars in riot-related costs.

A spokesman for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday the administration will appeal last month’s denial by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration.

Such a declaration would enable public agencies to recover 75 percent of their eligible costs. The state’s request included a $19.4 million estimate for emergency protective measures and damage to buildings and equipment.

Rioting, looting and arson broke out in Baltimore in late April following the death of Freddie Gray, who was injured in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers are awaiting trial on criminal charges in the case.

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  • September 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    Agent says:
    Edward, when you have a Progressive Democratic administration, you have ineptitude, corruption, waste and agenda. Baltimore has had Democratic rule for decades now and look w... read more
  • September 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm
    Edward Lindemann says:
    The Mayor and the other powers to be should have had all of the gear and man power ready for activation, and squashed down anything other then a peaceful demonstration. F.E.M.... read more
  • July 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    norkik says:
    I thought Fema was for natural disasters. How can they ask for Fema help for this sort of thing? Outrageous, that they are looking for government handouts for this.

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