The Federal Emergency Management Agency is stopping nearly $30 million in reimbursements from going to Mississippi for the state's efforts to recover from 2005's Hurricane Katrina that crippled the Gulf Coast, citing poor management by the state in overseeing spending.

FEMA made the announcement soon after Jeh Johnson, the head of Homeland Security that oversees the relief agency, visited Louisiana Thursday, pledging the Obama administration's support and federal dollars to help the Pelican State recover from the massive flooding that devastated the region around Baton Rouge last week.

FEMA's decisions was made after the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general issued an Aug. 10 report detailing the problems in funding Mississippi's recovery and housing recovery efforts.

The report said the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has not provided the documentation necessary to show how it spent $30.5 million to retrofit 985 homes on the Gulf Coast. The original program was designed to fix 2,000 homes for $29.9 million.

FEMA agreed with the inspector general that the government "de-obligate" the money until the state reconciles its spending.

The head of the state's relief agency said late Thursday that he was "confident that most of the money will be deemed eligible by FEMA and the remaining funds will be recovered by the state."

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant later said that he agreed the spending "will be eligible for reimbursement" and Mississippi will be "aggressively" seeking to recover the remainder of the funds.