Lafayette Parish Sheltering and Emergency Protective Measures   [open pdf - 124KB]

From the text of this memorandum from Tonda L. Hadley to James W. Stark, director of FEMA Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office: "We audited Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) expedited funds awarded to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (Parish) for sheltering and emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Katrina at the Lafayette Cajundome and for emergency protective measures the Parish provided. The audit objective was to determine whether the Parish and the Cajundome, through the Parish, expended and accounted for grant funds according to federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The Parish received an award of$8.00 million in expedited funding on November 22,2005, from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), a FEMA grantee. The Parish fed and housed thousands of evacuees, as well as government officials and volunteers, in the Cajundome facilities from August 28,2005, through October 29,2005. Lafayette Parish was the applicant for its own emergency protective measures and for emergency protective measures and repair costs resulting from the Cajundome sheltering activities. The Cajundome staff performed and managed the shelter operations. As of June 2008, the Parish claimed $6.85 million under Project Worksheet (PW) 92 ($6.13 million for the Cajundome and $719,315 for the Parish) including $2.30 million for Cajundome facility usage fees. FEMA denied the usage fees as ineligible; therefore we audited the remaining $4.55 million in expenditures."

Report Number:
FEMA Disaster Number DR-1603-LA, Public Assistance Identification Number 055-99055-00, Audit Report DD-08-02
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Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/
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