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Missouri Office of the State Auditor

Federal Funding for COVID-19 Response February 2022

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance in the month of February 2022 for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in April 2020.
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Financial Audit Services Management Letter: Louisiana Workforce Commission

As a part of our audit of the State of Louisiana’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and our work related to the Single Audit of the State of Louisiana for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, we performed procedures at the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) to provide assurances on financial information that is significant to the state’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report; evaluate the effectiveness of LWC’s internal controls over financial reporting and compliance; and determine whether LWC complied with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, we determined whether management...
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Investigative Audit: Department of Education and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

From May 21, 2021 to November 9, 2021, the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) paid $486,050 on two emergency contracts without first obtaining the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (BESE’s) approval. The Louisiana Administrative Code requires that professional and consulting services contracts recommended by the Superintendent of Education at, or above, a certain amount (currently $50,000) be approved by BESE. By paying contractors for professional and consulting services prior to obtaining BESE’s approval, DOE may have violated a provision of the Louisiana...
Oregon Secretary of State

State Leaders and Policymakers Must Address Persistent System Risks to Improve K-12 Equity and Student Success

The Student Success Act provides an extra $1 billion of tax money a year for early childhood education and K-12 school improvement. It requires the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to track district performance and work with districts to improve, building on other recent state and federal initiatives and bringing the state the closest it has been to meeting the funding recommendations of the Quality Education Model. This advisory report identifies five key risks we found that could undermine K-12 system improvement as the state implements the 2019 Student Success Act. The report draws on...
Missouri Office of the State Auditor

Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funding for COVID-19 Recovery January 2022

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance from the American Rescue Plan Act in the month of January 2022 for the COVID-19 recovery and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in May 2021.
Missouri Office of the State Auditor

Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funding for COVID-19 Recovery December 2021

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance from the American Rescue Plan Act in the month of December 2021 for the COVID-19 recovery and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in May 2021.
Missouri Office of the State Auditor

Federal Funding for COVID-19 Response January 2022

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance in the month of January 2022 for the COVID-19 emergency and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in April 2020.
Missouri Office of the State Auditor

Federal Funding for COVID-19 Response December 2021

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance in the month of December 2021 for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in April 2020.
California, Sacramento Office of the City Auditor

Assessments of Revenues and Expenses Associated with the City's COVID-19 Response - Report No. 4

The objective of these assessments is to help the City prepare for state and federal audits of the City's use of emergency funding. The key to successfully withstanding any future audit will be the City's ability to provide sufficient documentation regarding the appropriate use of state and federal funds. The scope and methodology of these assessments includes pro-active and real-time assistance in complying with regulatory requirements, securing reimbursements, tracking disaster recovery costs, and evaluating whether funds are being used efficiently and effectively.
New York Office of the State Comptroller

New York City Restaurant, Retail and Recreation Sectors Still Face Uphill Recovery

This report examines the damage the pandemic has inflicted on the restaurant, retail, and recreation sectors, and considers the distribution of federal funds for businesses in the City, particularly for businesses in low- and moderate-income communities and in historically underutilized business zones. While approaches to targeting federal funding have improved, the City and the State have already recognized that they need to do more to assist the City’s disadvantaged businesses. The state of these sectors suggests support may be necessary for some time for them to fully recover.