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FEMA Should Recover $1.8 Million of $5.5 Million in Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to Columbia County, Florida, for Tropical Storm Debby Damages

Executive Summary

For the projects we reviewed, we identified $1,771,894 (Federal share $1,328,921) of costs that FEMA should disallow.  We recommended that Regional Administrator, FEMA Region IV, disallow $1,771,894 of ineligible costs and direct the Florida Division of Emergency Management to monitor the County’s performance for compliance with Federal grant requirements on open projects.

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