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.
Consistent with CDC guidance, most Office of Inspector General employees are currently serving the American people remotely. We are determined to keep interruptions to our operations to a minimum, and we appreciate your patience during this time.
Information and guidance about COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.gov.