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North Carolina Office of the State Auditor

COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program Performance Audit: The Golden L.E.A.F

The audit objective was to determine whether The Golden L.E.A.F. (Long-term Economic Advancement Foundation), Inc. designed and implemented procedures to ensure that COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loan recipients used funds in accordance with the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act. The audit found that The Golden L.E.A.F. did not design and implement procedures to ensure that loan recipients used funds in accordance with the Act.
North Carolina Office of the State Auditor

Untimely First Unemployment Benefit Payments

The objective of this audit was to determine the timeliness of first unemployment benefit payments from the Department of Commerce's Division of Employment Security (DES) during the period of January 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021 and, if untimely, identify the causes of the untimely payments. We found that DES did not issue $438 million of first unemployment benefit payments timely during the period of January 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.
Texas, Austin Office of the City Auditor

Economic Recovery Funds: City Effectively Manage COVID-19 Relief Money

The overall objective of this report was to see if the the City effectively managed the distribution of economic recovery funds. The City created several programs using federal and local funding to provide economic relief to residents and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs included providing financial assistance to Austin renters, small businesses, artists, and others. We found the City effectively managed the distribution of these economic relief funds. The Economic Development Department appears to have provided funding timely to eligible residents and...
North Carolina, City of Charlotte Internal Audit Department

CARES Act Fund Distributions for Small Business Recovery and Housing Relief

This audit was conducted to evaluate CARES Act funds designated for City Council-approved small business recovery and housing relief programs. The Office found that Community relief programs were adequately designed to address the economic impact from the pandemic. Controls over the distribution and monitoring of some community recovery programs should be improved to prevent and detect misappropriations. Emergency relief programs can benefit from the lessons learned during these COVID-19 responses.
Texas, Dallas Office of the City Auditor

Audit of the Office of Homeless Solutions

The objective of this audit was to evaluate if: (1) the Office of Homeless Solutions Rapid ReHousing Program aligns with governance requirements and meets the City's objectives for the program; and, (2) the CARES Act federal funding has been used appropriately. The Office of Homeless Solutions Rapid ReHousing Program and CARES Act spending generally met requirements and have opportunities to improve. The Rapid ReHousing Program did not have policies and procedures, and its process for requiring background checks was not effective or fully documented.
Texas, City of Denton Internal Audit Department

Audit of COVID-19 Response: Disaster Reimbursements

This report is intended to provide assurance that the City has established adequate controls over disaster-related expenses to maximize COVID-19 related reimbursements.
North Carolina Office of the State Auditor

Oversight of Coronavirus Relief Funds: Office of State Budget and Management - Pandemic Recovery Office - Performance Audit May 2021

The purpose of this audit was to determine whether the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management’s (OSBM) North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO) designed and implemented procedures to ensure that: (1) Coronavirus Relief Funds were being spent in accordance with the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act and subsequent amendments. (2) Programs that received Coronavirus Relief Funds were achieving their legislatively intended result.
North Carolina Office of the State Auditor

Extra Credit Grant Program: Department of Revenue Performance Audit - April 2021

The purpose of this audit was to determine whether the Department of Revenue (Department) awarded the Extra Credit Grant to eligible individuals in compliance with North Carolina Session Law 2020-4 Sections 4.12.(a)–(d). 1 If not in compliance, identify the causes and the effect of noncompliance. Some low-income families6 did not receive Extra Credit Grant Program payments from the State. These families did not receive the payments because of the additional steps the Department needed to take in order to award payments to low-income families in a short timeframe.
Texas, Austin Office of the City Auditor

Audit of CARES Act - Interim Report 01

The audit objectives of this report were to determine if: (1) expenditures claimed for CARES Act funding comply with the Act’s expense eligibility requirements; (2) documentary evidence support expenditures claimed for CARES Act funding; and, (3) CARES Act periodic reports are accurate. The expenditures tested comply with the CARES Act’s eligibility requirements, and there is documentary evidence to support these expenditures.
North Carolina Office of the State Auditor

Coronavirus Relief Fund: Preliminary Financial Audit

The purpose of this audit was to determine whether the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) accounted for, allocated, and disbursed amounts appropriated to the State of North Carolina’s Coronavirus Relief Fund in accordance with 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act legislation (Recovery Act). 1