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.
The federal government has given a big “no” to Baltimore. A request to FEMA to declare April’s riots a major disaster has been rejected.
Maryland has been feeling a transportation funding crunch in recent years at the federal, state and local government levels. Federal highway funding has dropped, just as it has in many other states. Maryland’s own budget pressures also have drained money away from transportation.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding in two western Maryland counties in June.
It’s been one year since Superstorm Sandy battered the Northeast, and communities are still picking up the pieces. The damage up the East Coast was catastrophic, mostly in New Jersey and New York. At least 147 people died, more than a half million homes were destroyed and damage reached $50 billion.
Stranded in Kenya. A massive fire at the Nairobi Airport traps nearly a dozen Marylanders on aid trips to Africa.
Trapped in Kenya. A massive fire at the Nairobi Airport strands nearly a dozen Marylanders on aid trips to Africa. Now investigators are looking into whether the fire was accidental, or something more sinister.
Child-care centers, soup kitchens and a volunteer fire association are among the recipients of $5 million in Superstorm Sandy relief announced by the United Way of New York City.
The Senate is set to vote Monday on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Some Maryland residents affected by Superstorm Sandy will be eligible to receive food stamps under a federal aid program.
Maryland’s two U.S. senators say they are among a group of 40 senators calling on the Obama Administration to increase federal heating aid.
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October, congressional aides said Friday.