Erie County, New York, Generally Followed Regulations for Spending Public Assistance Grant Funds for Flooding in August 2009 [open pdf - 427KB]
From the Document: "We audited Public Assistance (PA) funds awarded to the Erie County (County), New York (Public Assistance Identification Number 029-99029-00). Our audit objective was to determine whether the County accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (HSES), a FEMA grantee, awarded the County $10.2 million for damages caused by heavy rains in August 2009. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for 28 large and 177 small projects. The audit covered the period August 8, 2009, through August 17, 2012, and included a review of 11 large projects totaling less than $1.5 million, or less than 15 percent of t he total award (see Exhibit A, Schedule of Projects Audited). As of the cutoff date of our audit, none of the large projects that we reviewed were closed."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-13-25
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