At the time of our audit, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimated that the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, (City) had sustained approximately $3.6 million in damages from storms in 2015. We conducted this audit early in the grant process to identify areas where the City may need additional technical assistance or monitoring to ensure compliance with Federal requirements. The City has established policies, procedures, and business practices to account for and expend FEMA Public Assistance grant funds according to Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines. Therefore, if the City follows those policies, procedures, and business practices, FEMA has reasonable assurance that the City will properly manage its FEMA grant.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, Has Adequate Policies, Procedures, and Business Practices to Effectively Manage Its FEMA Public Assistance Grant Funding