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Capping Report: FY 2013 FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant and Subgrant Audits

Executive Summary

This is the fifth annual Capping Report we have issued that summarizes the results of the PA program and HMGP grant and subgrant audits we conducted throughout the year. Each year, our audits reveal significant issues representing millions of dollars in findings and recommendations to FEMA. We focus our audits on FEMA’s PA and HMGP grant funds, which are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund. The PA program and HMGP provide a means for response, recovery, and mitigation from disasters. Through the PA program, FEMA provides grants to State, tribal, and local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disaster or emergency declarations. FEMA’s HMGP provides recovery from a declared disaster by also providing grants to State, tribal, and local overnments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations to implement long ‐ term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

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