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FEMA Should Recover $258,488 of Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to the Graton Community Services District, California

Executive Summary

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services {California), a FEMA grantee, awarded the District $3.4 million for damages resulting from severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides from December 17, 2005, through January 3, 2006. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for one large project and two small projects.1 The audit covered the period December 17, 2005, to January 8, 2014. We audited all three projects, or 100 percent of the claim, totaling $4.1 million (see exhibit).2 Table 1 shows the gross and net award (before and after FEMA deducted anticipated insurance proceeds) for all projects. As of the date of this report, California was preparing to review the District's final claim.

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