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The Village of Saltaire, New York, Generally Managed FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Funds Effectively

Executive Summary

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (State), a FEMA grantee, awarded Saltaire $13.2 million for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy, which occurred on October 29, 2012. The award provided 90 percent funding for debris removal (Category A), emergency protective measures (Category B), and permanent work (Categories C–G) for 13 projects (9 large and 4 small projects).1 We audited 10 of the 13 projects totaling $12.97 million or 98 percent of the award (see exhibit). The audit covered the period October 27, 2012, through July 23, 2013, during which Saltaire claimed $347,288 for work in our audit scope. At the time of our fieldwork, insurance covered a small amount of storm-related damage. 1

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