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Small Business Administration OIG

Evaluation of SBA’s Awards to Highlight Technologies LLC to Meet Emerging Needs Related to COVID-19

The Office of Inspector General will conduct an evaluation of SBA’s awards made to Highlight Technologies LLC to meet emerging needs related to impacts of COVID-19. Our project is part of a series of reviews of contracts SBA awarded to support CARES Act and other COVID-19 related legislation programs. Our objective is to determine if SBA issued the blanket purchase agreement and contract modifications in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and internal guidance.

Small Business Administration OIG

Small Business Administration’s Implementation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform an evaluation of the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Our objectives are to determine if SBA designed the program to (1) align with the American Rescue Plan Act requirements including whether designated groups were prioritized and (2) minimize the risk of financial loss.

Small Business Administration OIG

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance Grant Recipients on the Department of Treasury's Do Not Pay List

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will collaborate with the Department of Treasury's Do Not Pay team to perform an eligibility assessment of SBA's COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program loan and advance grant applicants.  The objective of the review is to determine whether SBA implemented adequate administrative controls to prevent potential improper payments before the release of any federal funds.  The scope will generally cover EIDL loans and advance grants disbursed between March 2020 and November 2020.

Small Business Administration OIG

Follow‐up Inspection of COVID‐19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency EIDL Grants, And Targeted EIDL Advances to Ineligible Entities

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform a Follow‐up Inspection of COVID‐19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency EIDL Grants, and Targeted EIDL Advances to determine whether SBA has internal controls in place to prevent ineligible entities, that were not in business on January 31, 2020, from receiving this federal assistance.

Small Business Administration OIG

SBA’s Controls Over COVID-19 EIDL Applications Submitted from Foreign IP Addresses

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will conduct a review of SBA’s controls over COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications submitted from Foreign IP Addresses. Our objective is to assess SBA’s internal controls in place to flag and prevent potentially fraudulent applications for the COVID-19 EIDL program submitted to SBA from foreign IP addresses, which are not U.S. Territories.

Small Business Administration OIG

The COVID-19 Assistance Information Systems Security Controls

The Office of Inspector General, Audits Division will conduct an evaluation of the COVID-19 assistance information systems security controls.  Our objective is to determine what internal controls the organization designed to address third-party contractor system cybersecurity risks caused by COVID-related economic relief transactions.

Small Business Administration OIG

Inspection of SBA’s Implementation of the Shuttered Venues Operators Grants Program

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will conduct an inspection of SBA’s implementation of the Shuttered Venues Operators Grants Program. Our objective is to assess whether SBA implemented the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant program with sufficient controls to ensure applicant compliance with the eligibility requirements in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act.

Small Business Administration OIG

SBA’s Handling of Potentially Fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Inspection Notification: SBA’s Handling of Potentially Fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Small Business Administration OIG

Inspection Notification: Small Business Administration's Implementation of the Economic Aid Act

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will perform a review of the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Economic Aid Act. The objective is to determine whether the Small Business Administration implemented the Paycheck Protection Program in accordance with the Economic Aid Act.

Small Business Administration OIG

Evaluation of SBA’s Coronavirus Reconstitution Plan

The Office of Inspector General will be conducting an evaluation of SBA's Coronavirus (COVID-19) reconstitution plan. Our objectives are to determine (1) whether the agency established a COVID-19 reconstitution plan in accordance with applicable federal guidance and (2) if the agency is adhering to that plan.