Sneak Preview: La. Auditor Urges Monthly Subgrant Evaluations

August 4, 2011 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Single Audit Information Service.) A Louisiana agency plans to implement monthly performance evaluations to improve subrecipient monitoring efforts under a Hazardous Mitigation Grant program as a way to address recommendations by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) monitors the state’s Hazardous Mitigation Grant program managed by the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD/DRU), which acts as a subgrantee under a cooperative endeavor agreement. The $750 million grant program is designed to elevate, reconstruct or retrofit about 20,000 flood-prone structures and properties statewide.

An LLA performance audit found that while GOHSEP had a formal process in place to review payment documentation for hazardous mitigation programs, it did not follow all the required programmatic monitoring provisions in the agreement, such as preparing monthly evaluations on OCD/DRU’s performance.

More information on the audit and the Louisiana agency’s response to the recommendations will be available to subscribers of the Single Audit Information Service in their September issue.

 

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