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Santa Cruz County, California, Generally Followed Regulations for Spending FEMA Public Assistance Funds

Executive Summary

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), a FEMA grantee, awarded the County $6,214,400 for costs resulting from storms, flooding, debris flows, and mudslides from March 29, through April 16, 2006.1 The award provided 75 percent FEMA funding for 17 large projects and 26 small projects.2 Our audit covered the period from March 29, 2006 to September 6, 2013. We audited 7 large and 16 small projects totaling $4,628,127 (see exhibit). As of the date of this report, Cal OES was in the process of reviewing the County’s final claim.

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