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FEMA Should Recover $3.7 Million in Unneeded Funds and Review the Eligibility of $344,319 of $5.84 Million in Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to the Borough of Beach Haven, New Jersey, for Hurricane Sandy Debris Removal Activities

Executive Summary

As of September 30, 2013, the cut-off date of our review, the Borough received a Public Assistance award of $5.84 million from the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management {State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy which made landfall on October 29, 2012. The award provided 90 percent FEMA funding for debris removal activities, emergency protective measures, and repairs to roads and bridges. The award consisted of five large projects and three small projects.

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