Agency Faces Deadline To Spend Federal Stimulus Funds

The California Emergency Management Agency could risk losing unspent funding from the 2009 economic stimulus package 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.

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