Tiffany Brown has a big problem. She contracted with the government, specifically FEMA, to deliver food to storm ravaged Puerto Rico. She failed in her task and is now suing FEMA. Is she doing this just to go on offense?
The Root reports:
Tiffany Brown, Head of the 1-Woman Company Which Delivered Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals to Puerto Rico, Blames FEMA
An Atlanta woman whose one-person company was contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide millions of meals to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but only delivered a fraction of that, says FEMA’s to blame.
Tiffany Brown, who is listed as the only employee of Tribute Contracting, LLC, last year got a $156 million FEMA a contract to provide 30 million meals to Puerto Rico at a cost of $5.10 each.
According to a Congressional investigation, she was the lowest bidder.
Once Brown received the contract, she then subcontracted the job to two companies including a caterer in Atlanta, with 11 employees. So for those counting, that would be about 12 people delivering 30 million meals.
“[The subcontractor] told me she was experienced with this work,” Brown said to CBS News. “As time went on she would be able to hire additional people to scale up.”
Except that didn’t happen. Only 50,000 of the 30 million meals were delivered. FEMA says it terminated the contract “due to late delivery.”
She’s probably going to lose that suit. Nice try, though.