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2021-FW-1001-001-C
Status
Open
Date Issued
June 02, 2021
OIG Component Office
Audit
We recommend that the Director of the Office of Block Grant Assistance require the Texas GLO to provide evidence of subrecipient monitoring of Harris County’s capacity to manage its Hurricane Harvey grant funds to address duplicative, inefficient, and cost-prohibitive processes or positions. The evidence should include any corrective actions that have been imposed and Harris County’s response.
Program Office
Community Planning and Development
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Publication Report Number
2021-FW-1001

Related Recommendations

Recomendation Status Date Issued Summary
2021-FW-1001-001-A Open June 02, 2021 We recommend that the Director of the Office of Block Grant Assistance require the Texas GLO to provide its plan to continuously monitor Harris County’s pace and performance in its remaining Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR program and take appropriate action to ensure that program goals are met. The plan should include a process for repurposing additional grant funds, if necessary, to avoid potential recapture due to Harris County’s inability to meet the expenditure deadline established under its subrecipient agreement with the Texas GLO, and to allow the Texas GLO to meet the expenditure deadline for its grant award.
2021-FW-1001-001-B Open June 02, 2021 We recommend that the Director of the Office of Block Grant Assistance require the Texas GLO to set performance and financial milestones, including approval of Harris County’s projects and obligation and expenditure of funds, for all programs and activities funded under the Harris County subrecipient agreement through the remainder of the contract and deadlines for Harris County to achieve those milestones. This would include the Texas GLO (1) providing its plan to continually assess whether Harris County is meeting the established milestones within the prescribed time period; (2) taking appropriate action as outlined in the subrecipient agreement for any missed deadlines; and (3) , if necessary, determining whether additional programs need to be combined or eliminated from the subrecipient agreement.
2021-FW-1001-001-D Open June 02, 2021 We recommend that the Director of the Office of Block Grant Assistance require the Texas GLO to ensure that Harris County obtains adequate training for its program staff and that the staff continuously demonstrates their understanding of and competence to operate Harris County’s programs within applicable requirements. This would include ensuring that Harris County takes appropriate steps to remedy situations where staff are not operating the program within applicable requirements.
2021-FW-1001-001-E Open June 02, 2021 We recommend that the Director of the Office of Block Grant Assistance require the Texas GLO to review Harris County’s Housing Reimbursement Program policies, including assistance prioritization, to ensure compliance with the Texas GLO’s action plan and amendments. This would include the Texas GLO analyzing the County’s project pipeline to determine whether changes are warranted to ensure that those most in need are prioritized to receive limited Federal assistance. The Texas GLO should provide HUD with an analysis of the County’s project pipeline within 90 days of its review to share the results and demonstrate compliance with its action plan.