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FEMA Should Deobligate $226,096 of Unneeded Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to the Town of Dauphin Island, Alabama – Tropical Storm Ida

Executive Summary

Our audit objective was to determine whether the Town accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. As of November 7, 2011, the Town received a PA award of $2.5 million from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Tropical Storm Ida, which occurred in November 2009. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for debris removal activities and repairs to roads and park facilities. The award consisted of three large and seven small projects.

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