Report 2011-103 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: Emergency Management Agency

To ensure that it receives reimbursements on time, Cal EMA should establish procedures for submitting project worksheets to FEMA and drawing down funds that reflect the time-saving measures resulting from its efforts to implement recommendation 1.2.a.

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 Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2011-103

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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