Community Development Block Grant

We performed the 22nd review of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s (LMDC) administration of the $2.783 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds awarded to the State of New York in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.  The objective of the audit was to determine whether LMDC administered its Disaster Recovery-funded Lower Manhattan Housing and Other World Trade Center Area Improvements programs in accordance with applicable requirements.  Specifically, we reviewed $6.8 million of t

We audited the City of New York’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded Public Housing Rehabilitation and Resilience Program.  Our objective was to determine whether the City had established adequate controls to ensure that it followed U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal, and City requirements when disbursing disaster funds under its program. 

We audited the State of New Jersey’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery-funded Sandy Homebuyer Assistance program.  We conducted the audit because (1) it was the State’s only home-buyer assistance program, (2) the State had spent a high percentage of its allocated funds, and (3) reviews performed by the State auditor and the State’s disaster recovery integrity monitor identified potential issues.  Our objective was to determine whether the State disbursed disaster funds for its Sandy Homebuyer Assistance program to assist eligible home buyers in accordance with applicable p

We audited the City of Huntington Park’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  We selected the City based on the high risk assessment score and prior findings identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The objective of the audit was to determine whether the City administered its CDBG funds in accordance with HUD requirements, focusing on grant expenditures and procurement. 

The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) manages more than $14 billion in disaster recovery funding that Congress appropriated through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law (PL) 113-2).  CPD distributed the funds to 34 grantees as Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery grants.

We audited Clark County, NV’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  We selected Clark County for review due to its large grant size and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) risk assessment.  The reporting objective of the audit was to determine whether Clark County followed procurement requirements, ensured that CDBG projects met CDBG national objectives, and spent CDBG funds on eligible expenses.

This report is for informational purposes only and does not represent an OIG perspective or position. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of Federal disaster assistance for State and local governments to carry out their responsibilities to aid citizens.  Although, State and local governments may carry out their responsibilities in an orderly and systematic fashion, the path for citizens is not always seen as “orderly and systematic” for a variety of reasons.

We audited the St. Tammany Parish grants department’s administration of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery program, as part of our annual audit plan to review the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 funds.  Our objective was to determine whether the Parish administered its disaster recovery program in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) requirements and in line with its certifications to HUD for its procurement; detection of fraud, waste, and abuse; and Web site maintenance. 

The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) manages $15.2 billion in disaster recovery funding appropriated by Congress in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Sandy Supplemental). CPD distributed the funds to 34 grantees as Community Development Block Grants-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).