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State, local & federal government

We understand and respect the challenges federal, state, and local governments face with multiple competing priorities in the wake of a natural disaster.

Disaster recovery assistance

We understand and respect the challenges federal, state, and local governments face with multiple competing priorities in the wake of a natural disaster. We can assist with the needs of the government to determine eligibility for federal funding, manage the administration of relief programs, and assist in the prevention of fraud, waste and abuse.

We have substantial experience assisting with disaster recovery efforts and can assist with multifaceted compliance responsibilities required by federal grants, statutes and other obligations. This experience and knowledge was gained by KPMG professionals’ experience with the following and other disasters: Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
 

Our Government Advisory professionals have experience in assisting state and local governments with the following:
 

  • Antifraud, waste and abuse programs and controls

  • Project/program management

  • Eligibility reviews

  • Documentation reviews

  • Grants management

  • Contract management and financial controls support

  • Contractor monitoring/oversight
     
  • Infrastructure assistance

  • Outreach/training

  • Policies and procedure review, analysis, and creation

  • Information technology security

  • Internal or program controls

  • Policy subject matter knowledge

  • Economic development

  • Customer complaint


 

Need help?

If your company has experienced a natural disaster, contact us for help.

KPMG in action

Explore how we have helped state, local and federal governments in the wake of a natural disaster.



Disaster recovery: Superstorm Sandy

KPMG served as the Integrity Monitor of two construction firms providing post Superstorm Sandy home repairs through a $500 million FEMA funded repairs program.

KPMG was engaged to help deter acts of construction fraud, investigate instances of contractor/subcontractor waste and abuse, and provide various analyses around potential contractor overbilling to the government. We utilized Forensic professionals with experience in the construction industry, including licensed engineers, to serve our client in the most efficient and effective way possible. Our professionals uncovered instances of contractor overbilling equating to substantial cost savings for our client.



Post-hurricane integrity monitor

KPMG currently serves as Integrity Monitor selected by the a government client for a construction firm providing post-hurricane home repairs through a $1.5 billion US Housing and Urban Development funded program.

The program funds rehabilitation or reconstruction of homes; reimbursement for repair work already carried out; and acquisition of homes. Similar to the Rapid Repairs Program, KPMG was engaged to help deter acts of fraud, investigate instances of contractor/subcontractor waste and abuse, and provide various analyses around potential contractor overbilling to our client. Some of the processes and controls assessed and tested throughout the program include program and project scoping, award determination, project management, quality management, cost management, schedule management, safety, disbursement of funds and project close-out. We are currently utilizing Forensic professionals specialized in the construction industry, including licensed engineers, to serve our client in the most efficient and effective way possible.



Preventing fraud post-9/11

In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, KPMG was engaged by a government agency to establish internal controls, provide financial oversight and prevent fraud during the emergency debris removal and disposal operations at the World Trade Center site.

 

Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates.