Audit of the Administration of Grant Payments Received under the Help America Vote Act – Tennessee
The audit will cover the expenditures and obligations of HAVA Requirement Payments, Election Security grants, and the CARES Act grants from the date of award through March 31, 2023. The objectives are to determine 1) if the State used funds for authorized purposed in accordance with requirements; 2) properly accounted for and controlled property purchased with HAVA payments; and (3) used the funds in a manner consistent with the informational plans provided to EAC.
Audit of the CFPB’s Consumer Response Operations
Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB’s Office of Consumer Response collects, monitors, and responds to consumer complaints on financial services and products. The CFPB uses these consumer complaints to help inform the agency’s supervision activities, enforce federal consumer financial laws, and write rules and regulations. With an increase in consumer complaints as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Consumer Response faces an operational risk with respect to the timeliness in which it can respond to consumer complaints. We plan to assess the effectiveness of the CFPB’s processes for reviewing and responding to consumer complaints.
Evaluation of the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility’s (PPPLF) Credit Extension Repayment and At-Risk Loan Monitoring Efforts
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board established the PPPLF to extend credit to financial institutions that originate loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s guaranteed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), taking the PPP loans as collateral. The PPPLF, managed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and operated out of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, distributed billions of dollars to eligible lenders. We will assess the effectiveness of internal controls to (1) determine lender eligibility, extend credit, and process repayments and (2) identify at-risk advances, handle instances of nonpayment, and detect and mitigate fraud. We also plan to assess the extent to which the Federal Reserve System coordinates with the U.S. Small Business Administration to determine lender eligibility, recover losses due to nonpayment, and detect and mitigate fraud.
Audit of the State of Florida's Administration of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Grant
The purpose of the audit is to determine whether the Florida Department of Education designed and implemented (1) application processes that adequately assessed nonpublic schools' eligibility for EANS funded services or assistance and complied with other applicable requirements and (2) oversight processes to ensure that EANS funded services or assistance were used for allowable purposes.
Compilation of Lessons Learned Report
The objective of the report is to compile SIGPR's audit products as well as lessons learned related to SIGPR's budget, jurisdiction, and hiring authority.
Audit of Risk Factor Mitigation in MSLP Loans
The objective of this review is to develop other MSLP audit ideas derived from our data analytics platform and risk assessment.
Independent Review of Direct Loan Recipient: Map Large Inc.
The objective of the audit is to determine if Map Large follows the terms and conditions of its direct loan agreement.
Illinois State Board of Education’s Oversight of American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund Subgrants to Local Educational Agencies
The purpose of the audit is to determine whether the Illinois State Board of Education has an adequate oversight process in place to ensure that (1) local educational agencies’ (LEAs) American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) plans met applicable requirements and (2) LEAs use ARP ESSER funds in accordance with applicable requirements and the approved LEA ARP ESSER plan.
Limited Desk Review of the State of Arkansas
The objective of this limited desk review is to evaluate the State of Arkansas documentation supporting the uses of its Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) proceeds for aggregate payments to individuals (API) as reported in GrantSolutions, and to assess the risk of unallowable use of funds. The scope of the limited desk review will include all obligation and expenditure data for API for the period March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022, as reported in cycles 1 through 11 in the GrantSolutions portal.
Limited Desk Review of the State of Michigan
The objective of this limited desk review is to evaluate the State of Michigan documentation supporting the uses of its Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) proceeds for aggregate payments to individuals (API) as reported in GrantSolutions, and to assess the risk of unallowable use of funds. The scope of the limited desk review will include all obligation and expenditure data for API for the period March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022, as reported in cycles 1 through 11 in the GrantSolutions portal.