Grants Management - april 2023
Grants Management - April 2023
Released April 2023
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We undertook this audit of grants management because previous performance and financial audits identified heightened risk of noncompliance with grant requirements. This audit asses controls to ensure timely and complaint administration of grants agreements.
Our recommendations to the Commissioner are to improve project management and mitigate the risk of incurring unallowable expenses and HUD recapturing funds.
- The Department of Grants and Community Development implemented new standard operation procedures in 2022 that addressed issues identified in previous audits, mitigating the risk of noncompliance with grant requirements and HUD recapturing funds.
- The new procedures have helped clear the backlog of subrecipients' invoices and reduce the turnaround time to reimburse subrecipients, while increasing the number of active projects that are spending funds at the recommended burn rate.
- The department could improve the accuracy of its tracking to ensure that drawdowns from HUD's system, IDIS, match what is recorded in Oracle.
- Grants could also improve the documentation of its monitoring processes and its oversight of the Section 8 program.