- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

MANHASSET, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities are auditing how a Long Island school district and town, as well as a Roman Catholic diocese, are using Superstorm Sandy disaster recovery money.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1ZXu68V ) that the Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been auditing Long Beach City schools since last year, in addition to the Town of North Hempstead and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.

Long Beach schools received money up front with a fixed price to repair an administrative building.

Town of North Hempstead officials say their audit involves $19.5 million for projects, including debris removal and equipment damages.

A diocese spokeswoman says they’ve applied for FEMA money and haven’t been approved.

Federal records show that FEMA has awarded the diocese and affiliates more than $5.5 million.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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