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FEMA Should Recover $881,956 of Ineligible Funds and $862,983 of Unused Funds Awarded to St. Charles Parish School Board, Luling, Louisiana

Executive Summary

The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), a FEMA grantee, awarded the School Board $6,58 million for damages resulting from three federally declared disasters: • Hurricane Katrina (1603-DR-LA). which occurred August 29, 2005 • Hurricane Gustav (1786-DR-LA), which occurred September 2, 2008 • Hurricane Ike (1792-DR-LA), which occurred September 13, 2008. The audit covered the period August 29, 2005, through November 3, 2011, the cutoff date of our audit, and included a review of 16 large and 10 small projects totaling $6.16 million, or 94 percent of the total awards.

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