Harris County, Texas needs additional technical assistance and monitoring to ensure grants management comply with Federal procurement regulations. The County’s procurement policies, procedures, and business practices were not adequate to expend disaster grant funds in accordance with Federal procurement regulations and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines. We recommended FEMA disallow $2.7 million in ineligible costs and require Texas to work with the County to incorporate Federal procurement regulations when using Federal funds, and review procurement activities before the County awards future contracts. We made three recommendations that will help improve the procurement capability of Harris County, Texas. FEMA concurred with all three recommendations.
Public Assistance Grant
- Executive SummaryReport NumberOIG-20-27Issue DateDocument FileDHS AgencyOversight AreaKeywordsFiscal Year2020
- Executive Summary
FEMA needs to continue providing technical assistance to and monitoring of California’s Public Assistance grant funding management. This helps avoid the risk of exposing millions of taxpayer dollars to fraud, waste, or mismanagement and violating the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. In doing so, FEMA can assist California in providing reasonable, but not absolute assurance that Public Assistance subgrant funds are spent in accordance with Federal regulations and FEMA guidelines.Report NumberOIG-18-74Issue DateDocument FileDHS AgencyOversight AreaKeywordsFiscal Year2018