FEMA's Non-Congregate Sheltering Policy for Disaster Survivors during the California Wildfires and other disaster events in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
To determine adequacy and effectiveness of FEMA's Non-Congregate Sheltering policy in providing shelter to displaced disaster survivors in response to Federally declared disasters, including the wildfires, during the COVID19 pandemic.
Review of FEMA Funding for COVID-19 Response and Relief
To determine how much federal assistance has been provided to six geographic areas in response to the pandemic. This is part of the PRAC Impact Project.
FEMA's Federal Medical Supply Chain in Response to COVID-19
To determine to what extent FEMA managed and distributed medical supplies and equipment in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund for Lost Wages Assistance to DHS Employees
To determine to what extent eligible DHS employees received FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund for supplemental state lost wages assistance.
FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID-19
To determine how effective FEMA's policies, procedures, and internal controls are in providing proper oversight of its funeral assistance program for COVID-19.
The team will review FEMA Policy FP104-009-03, FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG) and analyze requirements pertaining to FEMA Funeral Assistance. The team will also request, review, and analyze all updated policies, agreements, contracts, and SOPs in support of FEMA’s plan to execute COVID-19 Funeral Assistance which is scheduled to begin in April 2021.
Evaluation of SBA’s Awards to Highlight Technologies LLC to Meet Emerging Needs Related to COVID-19
The Office of Inspector General will conduct an evaluation of SBA’s awards made to Highlight Technologies LLC to meet emerging needs related to impacts of COVID-19. Our project is part of a series of reviews of contracts SBA awarded to support CARES Act and other COVID-19 related legislation programs. Our objective is to determine if SBA issued the blanket purchase agreement and contract modifications in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and internal guidance.
Small Business Administration’s Implementation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform an evaluation of the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Our objectives are to determine if SBA designed the program to (1) align with the American Rescue Plan Act requirements including whether designated groups were prioritized and (2) minimize the risk of financial loss.
FEMA's Civil Rights Advisory Group
To determine to what extent FEMA is ensuring its COVID-19 Civil Rights Advisory Group is working to eliminate inequities in FEMA activities. The team will evaluate the policies and procedures related to work and structure of the Civil Rights Advisory Group. Also, the team will review the Civil Rights Advisory Group oversight of the selection process of CVCs locations and any other FEMA decisions concerning equity issues.
Follow‐up Inspection of COVID‐19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency EIDL Grants, And Targeted EIDL Advances to Ineligible Entities
The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform a Follow‐up Inspection of COVID‐19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency EIDL Grants, and Targeted EIDL Advances to determine whether SBA has internal controls in place to prevent ineligible entities, that were not in business on January 31, 2020, from receiving this federal assistance.
To determine to what extent FEMA provided oversight of Project Air Bridge and ensured its commercial partners distributed medical supplies to prioritized healthcare facilities in designated locations.