Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urge FEMA to Provide COVID-19 Relief to State and Local Communities

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in urging Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor to approve Maryland’s request for an increase in federal resources to support local communities amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“Recovery from this unprecedented event will test the limits of state and local resources, thus federal assistance fills critical gaps in recovery activities while relieving pressure to cut back on public services and staffing levels,” the lawmakers wrote. “In addition, grant funds to reduce the impact of future pandemics, and disasters more broadly, will help alleviate the economic damage faced by Marylanders.”