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We audited the City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant.  We selected the City for review because it was allocated more than $43 million in funding to recover from the tornadoes of April 2011.  Our audit objective was to determine whether the City of Tuscaloosa (1) ensured that only eligible projects were selected into the program, (2) ensured that funds were expended only for activities that were eligible and supported, (3) adequately monitored applicant activity and performance, (4) implemented adequate procedures and controls to prevent program participants from receiving a duplication of benefits, and (5) ensured procurement of goods or services was conducted with the applicable requirements. 

The City administered its CDBG-DR funds in accordance with HUD requirements.  It ensured that eligible projects were selected, funds were spent for eligible activities, performance was adequately monitored, participants did not receive a duplication of benefits, and procurement of goods or services was conducted in accordance with applicable requirements.  In addition, all activities were completed under the national objective of being located in a low and moderate income area.

This report contained no recommendations.