Phelps County, Missouri, Needs Additional Assistance and Monitoring to Ensure Proper Management of Its $1.97 Million FEMA Grant [open pdf - 1MB]
"FEMA estimated that the County had sustained approximately $1.97 million in damages from severe storms and flooding in late 2015. We conducted this audit early in the grant process to identify areas where the County may need additional technical assistance or monitoring to ensure compliance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. FEMA should disallow $130,089 as ineligible contract costs and direct Missouri to provide additional technical assistance and monitoring to the County to ensure it complies with Federal procurement standards."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-16-120-D
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.oig.dhs.gov/