Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Office Of Refugee Resettlement Grant No. 90RN0002 for the Period September 30, 1997 through September 29, 2000," (A-09-01-00106)

November 28, 2001


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This report provides the results of our review of Grant No. 90RN0002, a discretionary grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.  Hmong American Women Association, Inc. (Association), was awarded a grant for the project period from September 30, 1997 through September 29, 2000, in the amount of $480,000, $160,000 for each of the 3 years of the project period.  The grant was awarded to provide refugee assistance that included citizenship classes, help with completion of naturalization applications, and referral services.  The objective of our audit was to determine if the Association accomplished the objectives of the grant.  The Association accomplished the two primary grant objectives.  However, progress reports submitted by the Association did not always show the actual accomplishments of the grant objectives.  We recommended that the Association improve its record keeping procedures to ensure that progress reports show the actual accomplishment of grant objectives.  The Association concurred with our recommendation and provided a record-keeping plan.