Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Grants Issued to the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization," (A-03-05-00351)

June 29, 2006

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (354 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The objective of our audit was to determine whether before declaring bankruptcy, the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization (LLEGÓ) used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant funds in accordance with Federal guidelines for allowability.  Our analysis of available documentation showed that LLEGÓ incurred $703,181 in unallowable costs:  $379,022 in unallowable expenses and $324,159 in expenses that occurred in a prior cooperative agreement period.  This was contrary to Office of Management and Budget guidance, which states that Federal funds be used only for the purpose for which they were given.  We recommended that CDC follow-up with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as to the repayment of cooperative agreement funds from the LLEGÓ bankruptcy as allowed by 11 U.S.C. chapter 5.