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The State of North Dakota Needs to Assist Ramsey County in Completing $24 Million of FEMA Public Assistance Projects for Three Federally Declared Disasters that Occurred in 2009–2011

Executive Summary

The County received over $24 million in Public Assistance awards for three federally declared flooding events. Our objective was to determine whether the County accounted for and expended FEMA grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. The County has procedures in place to account for disaster-related costs on a project-by-project basis. The County however, has completed very little of the work FEMA approved for the three federally declared disasters. At the time of our field work, the County did not have sufficient records available for us to determine whether the County is fully capable of managing the three Federal grants.

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