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Nevada fire council mismanaged grants
by Tribune Staff
Feb 11, 2012 | 634 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal auditors say a nonprofit Nevada fire safety group mismanaged $2.7 million in federal grants and should repay the money issued for fuel reduction projects at Lake Tahoe.

A report released by the Office of Inspector General condemns lax oversight and internal controls by the Nevada Fire Safe Council, a group established in 1999 that serves 130 communities by helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires.

Council officials say they are addressing the issues.

Federal auditors began investigating after a hotline caller complained in July 2011 that competitive bidding wasn’t used to hire contractors.

During that review, auditors questioned the council’s ability to account for $3.6 million in federal stimulus grants received through the U.S. Forest Service, as well as $6.2 million in other grants.
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