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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Central Region, Did Not Properly Account for and Expend $1.5 Million in FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds

Executive Summary

Our audit objective was to determine whether the Central Region accounted for and expended FEMA PA grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (ADHSEM), a FEMA grantee, awarded the Central Region $1,979,312 for costs resulting from damages from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period from August 15 through 25, 2006. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for six large projects and two small project5, Our audit covered the period from August 15, 2006, to January 23, 2013. We audited all six large projects, with a total awarded cost of $1,927,140.

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