The Governor estimated that his state was eligible to receive $16-million in FEMA funds, although the total damage in the city was estimated at about $500 million. Earlier deployment of the National Guard to confront and arrest the destroyers could have greatly reduced the damage. The city council voted unanimously to approve a pledge to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department. -GEG
The Trump administration has rejected a request by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) for millions of dollars in federal aid to repair damage to buildings and infrastructure destroyed in riots that followed the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day.
On July 2, Gov. Walz formally asked President Donald Trump "declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota because of extensive fire damage to public infrastructure caused by civil unrest," according to the governor's office.
Walz sought financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), estimating the damage "eligible" for relief to be nearly $16 million. The total damage in the city, he said, was estimated at about $500 million.