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FEMA Should Recover $7.7 Million of Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to the City of Lake Worth, Florida - Hurricane Wilma

Executive Summary

Our audit objective was to determine whether the City accounted for and expended Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. As of December 13, 2011, the City received a PA award of $12.4 million from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Hurricane Wilma, which occurred in October 2005. The award provided 100 percent FEMA funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent repairs to buildings and other facilities. The award consisted of 15 large projects and 31 small projects

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