Moving On from the Horrors of Hurricane Katrina

July 15, 2013 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

381903_katrina_9While it’s still fresh on my mind, I figured I’d spend one more blog post on certain changes contained in the 2013 Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. After last week’s memorial to the deleted programs in this year’s supplement, I also wanted to mention a couple more deletions that may go under the radar.

In Section VI related to disaster waivers and special provisions affecting single audits, OMB has deleted all waivers for Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 14.239, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and CFDA 97.036, Disaster Grants — Public Assistances (Presidentially Declared Disasters).

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment program included 11 waivers necessitated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. However, they no longer apply. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Grants — Public Assistance program also resulted from 42 states that received emergency declarations following Hurricane Katrina. These waivers also no longer apply.

Waivers in Appendix VI still apply for three other HUD programs — CFDA 14.218, Community Development Block Grants/Entitlement Grants; CFDA 14.228, Community Development Block Grants/State Program and Non-entitlement Grants in Hawaii; and CFDA 14.231, Emergency Shelter Grants Program. If you receive funding under these programs or are auditing recipients of federal funding under these programs, make sure you refer to Appendix VI, as well as Part 4 of the supplement to ensure that you are complying with all program requirements.

How do you feel about waivers to grants programs? Are they helpful? Let us know.

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