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We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs direct State officials to provide adequate documentation to justify $152,703 in CDBG-DR funds disbursed to six businesses. If any amount cannot be adequately supported, it should be reimbursed from non-Federal funds to the State’s line of credit.

Publication Report

2016-NY-1006 | March 29, 2016

New York State Did Not Always Disburse Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds in Accordance With Federal and State Regulations

We completed a review of the State of New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery’s administration of the Small Business Grants and Loans program funded with Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds provided by the U.S.… more

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Community Planning and Development

  •   2016-NY-1006-001-A
    $272,459.00

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs direct State officials to reimburse the line of credit for $272,459 in CDBG-DR funds disbursed to four businesses for ineligible costs from non-Federal funds.

  •   2016-NY-1006-002-C
    $300,000.00

    We recommend that HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs instruct State officials to immediately recapture more than $300,000 in CDBG-DR funds disbursed to 35 businesses that was subject to full or partial recapture, thus ensuring that these funds will be put to their intended use.