FEMA Should Recover $1.7 Million of Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to Audubon Commission, New Orleans, Louisiana   [open pdf - 355KB]

From the Document: "We audited Public Assistance grant funds awarded to the Audubon Commission (Commission) in New Orleans, Louisiana (Public Assistance Identification Number 071- U76DM-OO). Our audit objective was to determine whether the Commission accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), a FEMA grantee, awarded the Commission $12.3 million for damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina that occurred on August 29, 2005. The award provided 100 percent funding for 37 large and 44 small projects. The audit covered the period August 29, 2005, through May 1, 2012, the cutoff date of our audit, and included a review of 24 large and 18 small projects totaling $10.3 million, or 83.7 percent of the total award, and a limited review of labor cost claims for three additional projects (see Exhibit, Schedule of Projects Audited and Questioned Costs). As of our cutoff date, the Commission had claimed $2.2 million, but had not completed all projects."

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Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. DD-13-12
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Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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