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2017 Hurricane Emergency Preparedness and Response Efforts

After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, HHS received $5.97 billion in supplemental funds for preparedness and response efforts ($1.07 billion for discretionary programs and $4.9 billion for Medicaid). OIG will review HHS's oversight of programs and funds expended for recovery and response efforts related to these hurricanes. We will assess and audit HHS's primary risks for hurricane preparedness and response. We will first identify internal controls related to hurricane preparedness and response for the discretionary programs receiving the largest levels of funding. We will then assess whether internal controls over emergency preparedness and response were effectively implemented to achieve expected results and mitigate the identified vulnerabilities to an acceptable level.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Completed Administration for Children and Families;
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
Health Resources and Services Administration
2017 Hurricane Emergency Preparedness and Response Efforts Office of Audit Services A-04-18-02013; A-04-18-02014; A-04-18-02015; W-00-18-59437 2019