Agency Faces Deadline To Spend Federal Stimulus Funds
The California Emergency Management AgencyÂ could riskÂ losing unspent funding from the 2009 economic stimulus packageÂ in 2013 unless it closely monitors how it uses the money, according to a state auditor report issued last week. In a separate report from 2010, the state auditor said that the agency did not have an adequate system in place to monitor the use of funding and that the agency was spending its funding too slowly. Some of the $136 million in stimulus funding is allocated toward drug misuse prevention and enforcing methamphetamine regulations.
- "State Agency Risks Losing Unspent Federal Stimulus Money" (Hartley, California Watch/San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/8).