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FEMA Should Recover $894,764 of Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to the Town of Dauphin Island, Alabama – Hurricane Katrina

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 $4.6 million from the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina, which occurred in August 2005. The award provided 100percent FEMA funding for debris removal activities, construction of a 5-year emergency berm, and repair to roads. The award consisted of large projects and 29 small projects.

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