Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Preferred Placement Grant (90-RP-0008) Immigration and Refugee Services of America, Washington, D.C.," (A-03-01-00514)

December 11, 2001

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (243 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


From October 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000, the Immigration and Refugee Services of America (IRSA) received $1,199,707 in grant funding from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to place refugees into ACF approved communities.  The objectives of our review were to determine if IRSA: achieved the grant objectives, complied with grant terms and conditions, and was capable of managing Federal funds. In general, IRSA accomplished the grant objectives.  However, IRSA placed 266 refugees into 2 communities that were not approved by ACF at the time of initial placement.  The IRSA stated that ACF gave prior verbal approval of these sites.