"As requested by Secretary Chertoff, my office examined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants awarded to the Maryland State Police from FYs 2003 to 2005. The objective of our examination was to determine whether Maryland State Police complied with federal regulations and FEMA guidelines in the use of these funds. Appendix A provides further details on our objective, scope, and methodology. Maryland State Police complied with limitations and requirements in the use of FEMA preparedness grant awards from FYs 2003 to 2005. During this time, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and other Maryland recipients received approximately $161 million in FEMA preparedness grants. Of this amount, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency provided approximately $5 million in preparedness grant awards to Maryland State Police as a subrecipient. Maryland State Police made no unauthorized purchases using these funds and, along with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, provided sufficient documentation to support all itemized expenditures. We are making no recommendations in this report."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-09-04
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