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FEMA Improperly Applied the 50 Percent Rule in Its Decision To Pay the Alaska Department of Natural Resources To Replace a Damaged Bridge

Executive Summary

The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (ADHSEM), a FEMA grantee, awarded the Department $1.273,176, primarily related to damages resulting from severe storms, flooding. mudslides, and rockslides during the period from October 8 through 13, 2006. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for four large projects and one small project.' Our audit covered the period from October 8, 2006, to January 9, 2013. We audited four of the five projects with, charges totaling $958,288. As of January 2013, the Department had not submitted a final costs daim for one large project.

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