RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Governor Ralph Northam’s office announced FEMA has denied a request for an emergency declaration for funding.
The decision comes after Virginia sent extra security to Washington D.C. during the Capitol riots on January 6, and for the upcoming Inauguration Day.
According to the governor’s office, FEMA’s decision means the commonwealth could lose out on up to 75% of federal reimbursement for deploying Virginia’s emergency response team.
Northam’s office says it is planning on appealing the decision after 12 p.m. on Jan. 20 once President-elect Biden is sworn in.
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