CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A federal audit is accusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency of wasting $12 million.
Following the 2008 floods, FEMA approved more than $20 million in funding to replace four buildings in Cedar Rapids.
According to the audit, FEMA failed to follow its own guidelines and should have repaired the buildings instead of replacing them. Repair costs totaled for the buildings would have been $8.6 million.
Because FEMA improperly approved the funding, the federal government is not asking to be reimbursed.