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FEMA Should Recover $2.3 Million of Unsupported, Unused, and Ineligible Grant Funds Awarded to East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana

Executive Summary

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (State), a FEMA grantee, awarded the Hospital $12.4 million for damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina, which occurred on August 29, 2005. The award provided 100 percent funding for 221arge and 51 small projects.1 The audit covered the period August 29, 2005, through June 20, 2013, the cutoff date of our audit, and included a review of 111arge and 5 small projects totaling $9.48 million, or 76 percent of the total award (see Exhibit, Schedule of Projects Audited and Questioned Costs).2 As of our cutoff date, the Hospital had claimed and the State had reimbursed $9.9 million.

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