California Department of Parks and Recreation Did Not Account for or Expend $1.8 Million in FEMA Grant Funds According to Federal Regulations and FEMA Guidelines [open pdf - 614KB]
From the Document: "We audited Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public assistance program (PA) grant funds awarded to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA (Department), PA Identification Number 000-U8RA6-00. Our audit objective was to determine whether the Department accounted for and expended FEMA PA grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), a FEMA grantee, awarded the Department $8,002,596 for costs resulting from severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides during the period from December 17, 2005, through January 3, 2006. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for 38 large projects and 178 small projects. Our audit covered the period of December 17, 1005, to October 4, 2012. We audited 10 large projects and 2 small projects, with total awarded costs of $2,684,804."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. DS-13-05
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