U. of Iowa to Get Federal Funds for Flooded Buildings After All

Despite a federal audit challenging the allocation of $84-million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds for the University of Iowa’s rebuilding efforts after a 2008 flood, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the money would go toward replacing the campus buildings damaged in the disaster.

A June report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General said FEMA should not pay to replace those buildings at new sites, and that FEMA made mistakes in the process of reaching that decision. FEMA officials in August officially sided with the UI, standing by the original ruling that the buildings should be replaced. The final decision rested with federal Homeland Security.

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