Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of ACF Grant Award Number 09CX2013 Center for Positive Prevention Alternatives, Inc. Stockton, California," (A-09-01-00105)

December 20, 2001


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This report provides the results of our review of grant number 09CX2013 awarded to the Center for Positive Prevention Alternatives, Inc. (CPPA) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  The CPPA was awarded a Transitional Living Program grant in the amount of $200,000 each year, or $600,000 total, for the 3-year period November 1, 1996 through October 31, 1999, to provide shelter and non-shelter services to runaway and homeless youth.  The objectives of our audit were to assess CPPA’s (i) performance in achieving the service and reporting objectives as defined in the grant application approved by ACF, and (ii) compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant applicable to those objectives.  Our audit found problems in the documentation of services, client data in the national Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System (RHYMIS) database, and completeness of information in the quarterly performance reports, as well as, submission of the final report to ACF. We made a series of recommendations intended to help strengthen CPPA’s management controls.