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The City of Jacksonville, Florida, Successfully Accounted for and Expended FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded for Tropical Storm Fay

Executive Summary

The City received a Public Assistance award of $11.7 million from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Tropical Storm Fay, which occurred in August 2008. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and permanent repairs to buildings and otherfacilities.' The award consisted of 91arge projects and 29 small projects. We audited five large projects with awards totaling $10.5 million (see Exhibit, Schedule of Projects Audited and Questioned Costs) for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairs to roads. We limited our review of small projects to determining whether (1) the City completed the projects and (2) another funding source covered the project costs. The audit covered the period from August 18, 2008, to November 26, 2013, during which the City claimed $10.0 million of costs under the projects we reviewed. At the time of our audit, the City had completed work on all projects in our audit scope and had submitted final claims to the State for expenditures under those projects.

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