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FEMA and the State of Louisiana Need to Accelerate the Funding of $812 Million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds and Develop a Plan to Close Approved Projects (

Executive Summary

We audited Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded to the State of Louisiana from September 2005 through March 2014. Our objectives were to determine (1) the amount of HMGP funds FEMA authorized; (2) the amount of HMGP funds FEMA obligated; and (3) the progress the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (Louisiana), a FEMA grantee, is making in closing approved HMGP grants.

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