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FEMA Should Recover $6.7 Million of Ineligible or Unused Funds Awarded to Cameron Parish, Louisiana, for Hurricane Rita

Executive Summary

The louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), a FEMA grantee, awarded the Parish $63.2 million for damages resulting from Hurricane Rita, which occurred on September 24, 200S The award provided 100 percent FEMA funding for 126 large projects and 213 small projects. The audit covered the period September 24, 2005, through November 28, 2012, the cutoff date of our audit, and included a detailed review of 52 projects totaling $45.6 million, or 72 percent of the total award, and a limited review of insurance issues and costs related to one architectural and engineering firm.

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