ABSTRACT

FEMA Has Made Progress in Managing Regionalization of Preparedness Grants   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report formally transmits a briefing we provided to your staff on May 31, 2011, which we have revised to reflect subsequent agency comments. We developed this briefing in response to your March 2010 request related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) efforts to delegate grants administration responsibilities to its regions. Specifically, we are reporting on (1) the extent to which FEMA has operationalized delegation of grants administration responsibilities for preparedness grants to the regions, and (2) the extent to which FEMA has assessed the regions' capacity to assume increased responsibility for administration of preparedness grants. To conduct this work, we analyzed information, such as regionalization implementation plans and grants administration protocols; reviewed reports on regionalization, workforce planning, and grants management by FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of the Inspector General, National Academy of Public Administration, and an independent auditor; compared FEMA's actions against GAO's [Government Accountability Office] Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; and interviewed FEMA officials. In summary, FEMA has taken steps consistent with internal control standards to operationalize the delegation of grants administration responsibilities for preparedness grants to the regions."

Report Number:
GAO-11-732R
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Date:
2011-07-29
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://gao.gov
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