The objectives of the audit were to determine whether the State of Connecticut 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 and complied with the Department’s guidelines governing the use of funding. We also addressed the extent to which funds awarded enhanced the State’s ability to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. The State received grant awards of approximately $43.9 million in State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grants for fiscal years 2008 through 2010.
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