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FEMA Should Recover $48.9 Million for Inadequate Insurance Coverage for Holy Cross School, New Orleans, Louisiana

Executive Summary

We are currently auditing Federal Emergency Management Agency {FEMA) Public Assistance grant funds awarded to the Holy Cross School (Holy Cross), (Public Assistance Identification Number 071-U1Z17-00).1 The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), a FEMA grantee, awarded Holy Cross the gross amount of $89.3 million for damages resulting from Hurr icane Katrina, which occurred on August 29, 2005. As table 1 shows, Holy Cross's insurance proceeds as of September 2012 reduced the gross amount to a net award of $86.6 million. The award provided 100 percent funding for 16 projects-131arge and 3 small projects.

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