Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Report of Costs Allocated to the Title IV-E Foster Care Program," (A-07-97-01027)

June 11, 1997

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (81 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final report evaluated costs charged to the Missouri Title IV-E Foster Care Program as a result of including certain ineligible children during the period January 1, 1992 through December 31, 1996. This review focused on issues identified during a prior audit. The Missouri Department of Social Services used allocation rates to compute certain categories of costs for reimbursement under the Title IV-E Foster Care Program. This review determined that $1,233,855 ($641,149 Federal financial participation (FFP)) was not allowable. The state concurred with our recommendation.