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Boulder County, Colorado, Has Adequate Policies and Procedures to Manage Its Grant, but FEMA Should Deobligate about $2.5 Million in Unneeded Funds

Executive Summary

Boulder County, Colorado (County) received a $95 million grant for damages from a September 2013 disaster and anticipates repair costs will exceed $100 million. We conducted this audit early in the grant process to identify areas where the County may need additional technical assistance or monitoring to ensure compliance with Federal requirements. The County has adequate policies, procedures, and business practices to account for and expend Public Assistance grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The County accounted for disaster costs on a project-by­project basis and adequately supported repair costs. Additionally, the County has adequate procurement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal procurement requirements. Further, the County’s insurance procedures and practices are adequate to ensure that anticipated insurance proceeds are deducted from eligible projects.

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