Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Title IV-E Foster Care Administrative Costs Claimed by Virginia on Behalf of Arlington County From April 2002 Through March 2004," (A-03-06-00562)

November 7, 2007


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Our objective was to determine whether the State agency claimed Title IV-E administrative costs for foster care candidates on behalf of Arlington County partners in accordance with Federal requirements.  The State agency did not comply with Federal requirements when it claimed Title IV-E administrative costs totaling $1,744,137 (Federal share) for foster care candidates on behalf of Arlington County partners.

We recommended that the State agency
refund $1,327,149 ($1,744,137 less $416,988 previously disallowed by ACF) in unallowable Title IV-E administrative costs for foster care candidates claimed by the State agency for Arlington County partners for the period April 2002 through March 2004. 

In its comments on our draft report, the State agency generally concurred with our findings.