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.

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

All Recommendations in 2011-103

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.