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We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) risk assessment process. We initiated the review as part of the activities in our fiscal year 2010 annual audit plan. Our objective was to determine whether CPD had established and properly implemented a risk assessment process that used appropriate measures to determine risk and identify grantees for monitoring.

We found that CPD had established and implemented a risk assessment process that used relevant assessment factors to determine risk and identify grantees for monitoring. We identified and reviewed risk assessment factors in existence, evaluated whether they were adequate, and considered additional factors required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 0f 2009. The risk assessment factors in place were adequate to identify grantees for appropriate monitoring. Additionally, the risk analyses prepared annually were used to select grantees for later monitoring.

There are no recommendations made in this report since no reportable deficiencies were identified.