Report 2011-103 Recommendation 2 Responses
Report 2011-103: California's Mutual Aid System: The California Emergency Management Agency Should Administer the Reimbursement Process More Effectively (Release Date: January 2012)
Recommendation #2 To: Emergency Management Agency
To ensure that it receives reimbursements on time, Cal EMA should identify ways to reduce the amount of time it takes to submit project worksheets to FEMA and to draw down funds.
6-Month Agency Response
Cal EMA incorporated language into its FMAG Program standard operating procedures that outlines the grant process, including the reimbursement process. Cal EMA stated that, because it jointly administers the PA Program with FEMA, it is difficult to ensure the expeditious processing of project worksheets that require several layers of federal review and subsequent funding obligations. (See 2013-406, p. 72)
- Response Date: September 2012
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.