In a statement, Gov. Mike Pence says the Indiana Department of Homeland Security will appeal the agency's decision.
If the request is granted, the money would be used to reimburse expenses relating to road damage and debris removal.
If approved, the federal aid would be used to repair roads and bridges and be used to reimburse local governments for debris cleanup and rescue operations.
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The agency's decision restores access to more than $6.1 million in funds suspended over unresolved compliance issues with Kokomo’s baseball stadium project.
FEMA and Kokomo have been at odds for several months, arguing for what purpose federal flood mitigation grants can be used.
The response maintains Kokomo used federals funds to purchase land and demolish homes without prior approval from FEMA or the state.
The state is ineligible for future hazard mitigation funding as long as compliance issues in Kokomo persist, which could result in millions of dollars lost.
Kokomo has received approval from the DNR on a flood mitigation plan, even as it seeks to resolve a dispute with FEMA regarding similar issues.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial assistance to several counties that sustained damage from winter storms.