The objectives of the State and urban area audits were to determine whether each State and urban area distributed and spent the grant funds (1) effectively and efficiently, and (2) in compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations. We also addressed the extent to which grant funds enhanced the States’ and urban area’s ability to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. The audits included more than $668 million in State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grants awarded to the 10 States and 1 urban area during 3-year or 4-year periods between fiscal years 2006 and 2011.
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