Report 2009-119.4 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2009-119.4: California Emergency Management Agency: Despite Receiving $136 Million in Recovery Act Funds in June 2009, It Only Recently Began Awarding These Funds and Lacks Plans to Monitor Their Use (Release Date: May 2010)

Recommendation #1 To: Emergency Management Agency

As soon as possible, Cal EMA should execute subgrant agreements with subrecipients so California can more fully realize the benefits of the Recovery Act funds.

6-Month Agency Response

Cal EMA reported that as of June 30, 2010, it had executed all 229 JAG Program agreements supported by Recovery Act funds. Cal EMA indicated that it distributed Recovery Act funds as follows: $33.4 million for law enforcement programs, $10.4 million for prosecution and court programs, $150,000 for prevention and education programs, $44.6 million for corrections and community corrections to reduce the likelihood of recidivism, $44.5 million for drug treatment and enforcement programs, $1.5 million for crime victim and witness programs, and $1.1 million for administrative costs. (See 2011-406 p. 148)

  • Response Date: December 2010

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-119.4

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.