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Palm Beach County, Florida, Appropriately Expended $4.8 Million of FEMA Public Assistance Funds Awarded for Beach Renourishment Activities Under Tropical Storm Fay

Executive Summary

Our audit objective was to determine whether the County accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The County received a Public Assistance grant award totaling $5.1 million from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Tropical Storm Fay, which occurred in August 2008. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent repairs to buildings, roads, and recreational facilities. The award consisted of 4 large projects and 13 small projects.

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