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The Puerto Rico Department of Housing Generally Complied with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Eligibility Requirements for Participants of the New Secure Housing Program – Hurricane Georges

Executive Summary

We audited Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds awarded to the Puerto Rico Department of Housing (FIPS Code 000-92151) following Hurricane Georges in September 1998. We conducted the audit at the request of FEMA Region II to facilitate FEMA's closeout of the grant. The Puerto Rico Department of Housing (Department) received a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program award of $165.3 million from the Puerto Rico Office of Management and Budget (Puerto Rico), a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grantee, to implement the New Secure Housing Program. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding under the New Secure ousing Program and 100 percent under the Emergency Home Repairs Program.

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