Category Archives: Single Audits

Funds Under Energy Award Used for Alcohol, Spa Services

Here we go again! If I had a nickel for all the articles I’ve written and read about the improper use of federal grant dollars, I’d be a rich man by now. Even with all the efforts now to ensure…

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Sneak Preview: OIG Calls for EPA To Submit BEACH Act Reports

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and agency officials are seeking a resolution to recent OIG audit recommendations requesting the agency to…

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Sneak Preview: N.Y. Urged To Better Assess Medicaid Eligibility

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) New York health officials are providing extra training for staff and making system modifications to ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries in a specific “newly eligible” category actually…

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CDC Clarifies Single Audit Requirement Under Block Grant Program

Overseeing grant programs has never been the easiest task, and confusing regulations and requirements tend to make that process even harder. That’s why it was heartening to see that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control…

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Sneak Preview: HHS OIG Finds Tribal Audit Follow-Up Concerns

The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently rejected an audit recommendation by the HHS Office of Inspector General…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges CMS To Incorporate Antifraud Framework

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to use information gleaned from its current fraud risk assessments…

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Sneak Preview: Audit Finds VA DATA Act Compliance Weaknesses

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) plan to develop and implement corrective actions by next summer to address internal control issues related to data…

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Sneak Preview: Better Oversight Urged for Victims Fund Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently issued guidance to state agencies receiving awards under Crime Victims Fund (CVF) grant programs that…

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Sneak Preview: OMB Allows Agencies To Adjust Rules For Entities Hit by Hurricanes

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a memorandum to federal agencies that would allow them discretion to amend certain pre-award and post-award federal…

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Sneak Preview: USDA Will Assess Usage of Suspension, Debarment

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) leadership is taking steps to ensure its various offices understand their enforcement authority and consider suspension and debarment for noncompliant recipients…

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