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2022-AT-1002-001-A
Status
Open
Date Issued
September 16, 2022
Provide adequate documentation to support that the $2,588,362 in CDBG-DR funds for three unsupported project and program management services expenditures cited in this report was spent for supported, necessary, and reasonable costs. Any amount for which adequate support cannot be provided should be repaid from non-Federal funds.
OIG Component Office
Audit
Program Office
Community Planning and Development
Questioned Costs
$2,588,362.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Priority
No
Sensitive
No

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Funds Put to Better Use
Funds Put to Better Use

Recommendations that funds be put to better use estimate funds that could be used more efficiently. For example, recommendations that funds be put to better use could result in reductions in spending, deobligation of funds, or avoidance of unnecessary spending.

Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

Recommendations with questioned costs identify costs: (A] resulting from an alleged violation of a law, regulation, contract, grant, or other document or agreement governing the use of Federal funds; (B] that are not supported by adequate documentation (also known as an unsupported cost]; or (C] that appear unnecessary or unreasonable.

Sensitive
Sensitive

Sensitive information refers to information that could have a damaging import if released to the public and, therefore, must be restricted from public disclosure.

Priority
Priority

We believe these open recommendations, if implemented, will have the greatest impact on helping HUD achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Community Planning and Development

  • Closed on March 30, 2023

    Update its procurement policy to clearly define the process, which includes timing and the procurement types, for conducting an independent cost estimate and a price analysis.

  • Closed on March 31, 2023

    Provide training to State staff to ensure that it understands and follows (1) requirements to maintain adequate documentation to support that program disbursements are eligible and reasonable and (2) procurement requirements, including independent cost estimates, cost analyses, proposal scoring, and the timely checking of the SAM data for contractors’ eligibility.