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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.
New York State Comptroller

Controls Over Federal Funded Programs and Maximization of Federal Funding

We have conducted an audit of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) to determine whether its Division of Housing and Community Renewal (Division) is obtaining federal reimbursements on time and in a manner that recovers all costs, and adequately ensures the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) meets federal reimbursement documentation requirements. The audit covered the period from April 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020.
New York State Comptroller

New York State Rent Relief Funding: Spotlight on New York City

Millions of Americans still face housing insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 15 percent behind on rent payments at the end of June.1 Households in New York State (22 percent) and the New York City metropolitan area (26 percent), excluding counties outside the State, have an even greater share of residents behind on rent. New York City not only houses the majority of the State’s renters (63 percent), but also had relatively high rates of rent-burdened tenants prior to the pandemic.
Oregon, City of Portland Auditor

Prosper Portland Emergency Grants: Standards Needed to Ensure Program Integrity

Prosper Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund provided a lifeline during the early days of the pandemic. Staff successfully delivered dollars to struggling businesses but in haste, short-changed program integrity. We make recommendations for building a stronger program the next time disaster strikes.
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Louisiana Department of Treasury Main Street Recovery Program July 2020 - Jan 2021

For the period July 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021, we confirmed the completeness and accuracy for two samples of grant applications and supporting documentation submitted by Louisiana businesses.
Vermont State Auditor

Use of Federal Tax Loss For Purposes of Businesses’ Eligibility for COVID-19 Financial Assistance

The program guidance issued by ACCD on April 27, 2021 for the Economic Recovery Bridge Grant program uses 2020 federal tax loss to establish eligibility for grants consistent with the requirements of H.315 (Act 9). Focusing on tax loss may help target limited resources to businesses that need assistance to remain viable. However, clarification is needed in the program guidance to avoid reliance on a tax-based measure that is not representative of losses associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency and to prevent grant awards that exceed business need.
Vermont State Auditor

Use of Federal Tax Loss for Purposes of Business Eligibility for COVID-19 Financial Assistance

The Economic Recovery Bridge Grant program in H.315 uses 2020 federal tax loss to establish eligibility for grants. Focusing on tax loss may help target limited resources to businesses that need assistance to remain viable. However, federal tax loss could include some deductions that increase 2020 losses but overstate the businesses’ need for financial assistance.
North Carolina 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.
Minnesota State Legislative Auditor

Department of Human Services: Behavioral Health and Grants Management Internal Controls and Grants Management

This report presents the results of our internal controls and compliance audit of the Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division for the period July 2017 through March 2020. The objectives of this audit were to determine if the Department of Human Services had adequate internal controls and complied with certain legal requirements and state policies and procedures related to oversight of grant agreements and payments to grantees.
North Carolina 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