Long Beach City School District in New York Generally Accounted For and Expended FEMA Public Assistance Funds Properly   [open pdf - 910KB]

Taken from the Highlights page: "The Long Beach City School District, New York (District) received a $35.5 million Public Assistance grant award from the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (New York), a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grantee , for damages from Hurricane Sandy that occurred in October 2012. The District accounted for disaster costs on a project-by-project basis as Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines require. However, the District did not comply with Federal procurement standards for $668,430 of the $17.1 million of contract costs we reviewed. Specifically, the District awarded a noncompetitive time-and-material contract totaling $8.4 million for remediation and repair work. Because this award was noncompetitive, FEMA proactively analyzed these costs and determined that the $8.4 million was reasonable for the work performed. However, one of the District's contractors marked up costs by 20 percent, totaling $668,430-$318,300 for overhead and $350,130 for profit."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-16-125-D
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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