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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-90699; Jewish Community Centers of Los Angeles
DSR ID# 10914-10916; Documentation
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA, Jewish Community Centers of Los Angeles
Summary: Certain of the facilities of the Jewish Community Centers of Los Angeles (JCC) were damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. FEMA obligated $274,263 for repairs. JCC used an affiliated organization, the Jewish Federation Council (JFC) to contract for and manage the work. JCC received progress payments from the State and passed those funds on to JFC. When the State conducted its Final Project Certification, JCC was unable to document that it had transferred the funds to JFC. Upon OESs recommendation FEMA deobligated the total amount of funding. In January 2003, JCC filed a first appeal, and included documents showing it had transferred $135,815 to JFC. JCC asked that FEMA re-obligate the entire eligible amount, but Region IX re-obligated only the amount documented. JCC filed a second appeal on September 16, 2003, asking that the remaining $138,448 be re-obligated. Subsequently, JCC was able to document another $95,377 in funds transfers to JFC, leaving $43,071 undocumented.
Issues: Has JCC provided documents sufficient to identify the source and application of grant funds?
Findings: No. JCC has been unable to provide such documentation for $43,071 of funding.
Rationale: Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations § 13.20(b), Standards for Financial Management