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The State of Rhode Island's Management of State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Securty Initiative Grants Awarded During Fiscal Years 2008 Through 2010

Executive Summary

The objectives of the audit were to determine whether the State distributed and spent State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grant funds (1) effectively and efficiently and (2) in compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations. We also addressed the extent to which grant funds enhanced the State’s ability to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. The State was awarded $35,209,566 in Homeland Security Grant Program funds from fiscal years 2008 to 2010. This included $33,851,300 in State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grants that were subawarded to a total of one grantee and 48 subgrantees. Among the State’s subgrantees are cities, towns, and State agencies.

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