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Brevard County, Florida, Properly Accounted For and Expended FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funds Received Under Tropical Storm Fay

Executive Summary

The County received a Public Assistance award totaling $9.7 million from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from Tropical Storm Fay, which occurred in August 2008. The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent repairs to buildings and other facilities. The award consisted of 12 large projects and 75 small projects. We audited four large projects with awards totaling $1.5 million (see xhibit, Schedule of Projects Audited and Questioned Costs) for debris removal and emergency protective measures. The audit covered the period from August 18, 2008, to May 22, 2013, during which the County claimed $1.5 million of costs under the projects we reviewed. At the time of our audit, the County had completed work on three projects ncluded in our scope and had submitted final claims to FDEM for expenditures under those projects.

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