The audit objectives were to determine whether the Commonwealth of Massachusetts distributed and spent State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grant funds effectively and efficiently, and in compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations. We also addressed the extent to which grant funds enhanced the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ability to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was awarded approximately $122 million in State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grants during fiscal years 2008 through 2011.
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