Category Archives: State and Local Governments

Sneak Preview: Colo. Agency Develops New Cost Allocation Method

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with Connect for Health Colorado (CHC) recently stated they now have developed a cost allocation methodology for its health insurance eligibility determination system that is…

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NLC Report Shows Economic Development Is Still Top City Concern

Talk about consistency! Mayors nationwide deliver seminal addresses in which they detail their vision for the city’s future. The National League of Cities (NLC) recently released its “State of the Cities 2018” report, an annual report accessing top issues that…

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Sneak Preview: Mass. Auditor Requests Drug Service Modifications

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Massachusetts Office of State Auditor (OSA) made numerous recommendations in a recent audit aimed at helping MassHealth, which oversees the state’s Medicaid program, address its…

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Governors Express Concerns About Homeland Security Grants

Over the last several months, we have written about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) struggles in administering its federal grants. For example, one recent article covered a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, in which a Government Accountability Office (GAO)…

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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: 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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$5 Billion in CDBG-DR Funds Headed to Texas for Harvey Recovery

Federal funds continue to go out to those hit by natural disasters this summer, and in especially large amounts. Just last Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it had awarded $5.024 billion to help those…

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Taking Proactive Steps To Prepare for Tsunami Hazards in Oregon

We are all probably growing weary of the news about all the natural disasters in the last few months, from hurricanes in the Southern states and Puerto Rico, to wildfires in California, and let’s not forget to mention the devastating…

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Sneak Preview: Policy Updates Should Get Organization-wide Review

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Grant recipients, when updating their internal grant policies and procedures, should ensure that these updates are reviewed by staff so that the entire organization is aware…

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