City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Properly Accounted for and Expended FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds [open pdf - 365KB]
From the Document: "We audited Public Assistance funds awarded to the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee (City) (FIPS [Federal Information Processing Standards] Code 065-14000-00). Our audit objective was to determine whether the City accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The City received a Public Assistance award totaling $25.3 million from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding that occurred in April 2011. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent repairs to buildings, utilities, and recreational facilities. The award consisted of 11 large projects and 20 small projects."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-14-15-D
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