Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Mississippi's Participation in Title IV-B, Subpart 2 of the Social Security Act, Promoting Safe and Stable Families for Fiscal Years 1994 through 1999," (A-06-01-00065)

September 21, 2001

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (848 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report provides the results of our review of Mississippi’s Division of Family and Children’s Services’ (DFCS) participation in Title IV-B, Subpart 2 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program in fiscal years (FY) 1994 through 1999.  The objectives of our review were to determine: (1) the reasons why DFCS did not use all Federal funds for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and (2) if DFCS met its cost sharing requirements. The DFCS did not use $6,189,400 in grant awards from FYs 1994 through 1999 because State funds were not available for matching. However, based on the information provided by DFCS officials, we determined that DFCS met its 25 percent State cost match requirement for the Federal funds it expended during FYs 1994 thrtough 1999.  The DFCS concurred in general with the results, validity and reasonableness of the facts presented.