Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska Generally Accounted for and Expended FEMA Grant Funds Properly   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "Generally, OPPD [Omaha Public Power District] accounted for and expended FEMA grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. For example, OPPD accounted for disaster costs on a project-by-project basis and adequately supported costs it claimed. However, OPPD overstated the fringe benefit rate it applied to its labor costs on three large projects. As a result, OPPD requested $67,570 in reimbursements for fringe benefit costs it did not incur. OPPD officials said they applied a 73 percent fringe benefit rate because they used this rate to allocate fringe benefit costs for other purposes. OPPD officials also said FEMA Region VII officials have approved this method of allocating fringe benefit costs in previous disasters. However, a grant recipient cannot claim costs it did not incur, and past incorrect practices do not justify current incorrect practices."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-17-17-D
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Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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