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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Opportunities for Improved Foster Care Eligibility Determinations," (A-12-93-00022)

August 29, 1994

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This final report analyzed findings identified in HHS audit reports issued between March 1990 and October 1992 relating to the Foster Care Program. This report demonstrates the need to evaluate the merits in certain statutory requirements that States must meet to participate in the Federal Foster Care program. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) over the years has issued directives, interpretations, and other instructions to clarify the Act. Despite this effort, our audits continued to identify and recommend for disallowance a total of $185.6 million in costs over the 3 fiscal years covered by this report. The ACF concurred with issues and options presented in this report.