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FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery

FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery

After shooting down the state's request for disaster aid for the second time last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Maryland could recover costs associated with rioting that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray in other ways. The state and city have unspent money from two other FEMA programs that could be reprioritized, an agency spokesman said. Under the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the state has $251,049 in fiscal year 2013 funds and $5.9 million in fiscal year 2014 funds that have not been spent. Baltimore has $5.1 million and $5.5 million in unspent funds for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, respectively, under FEMA's Urban Area Security Initiative....

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