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2023-FW-0002-001-B
Status
Open
Date Issued
May 17, 2023
We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery work with its grantee to resolve or correct program income balances for the three grants that had program income balances outstanding.
OIG Component Office
Audit
Program Office
Community Planning and Development
Questioned Costs
$0.00
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

  • 2023-FW-0002-001-A
    $2,551,375.00

    We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery require grantees to support or repay to its program $2,551,375, from nonfederal funds, for the 9 vouchers that did not have adequate supporting documentation for expenditures.

  • We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery develop and implement controls to ensure that program income balance discrepancies are identified and corrected.

  • We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery develop and implement controls to ensure that untimely FFRs are identified and corrected.

  • We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery establish a mechanism to train grantees and HUD staff on existing guidance regarding supporting documentation for expenditures, FFRs, and program income balances on a recurring basis. Additionally, provide guidance and establish recurring training for HUD staff to monitor grantees for program income and submission of the FFRs..

  • We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery implement quality control procedures to ensure that HUD staff completes the action plan and QPR checklists.

  • Closed on March 31, 2024

    We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery develop and implement controls to ensure that grantees’ policies and procedures related to program income are adequate.

  • We recommend that the Director for HUD’s Office of Disaster Recovery provide training to grantees regarding the reporting, tracking, and expenditure of program income.