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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Consolidated Report-Audits of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program Discretionary Grants Awarded by Office of Community Services," (A-09-91-00086)

June 30, 1992

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.92 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report summarizes the results of audits of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSF) program discretionary grants awarded by the Office of Community Services (OCS). Audits of 8 grantees involving 10 grants disclosed that seven of the eight grantees did not fully accomplish one or more of their program objectives; six grantees either: (i) claimed costs that were not allowable for reimbursement, (ii) could not document compliance with the matching requirements of the grants, (iii) did not report grant related income, or (iv) did not return unexpended grant funds; three grantees did not comply with reporting requirements; and seven grantees had other management or operating deficiencies. We recommended that Administration for Children and Families (ACF) require OCS to: (1) collect unallowable costs claimed by grantees; (2) monitor progress reports submitted by grantees to ensure that they address major objectives of the grants; (3) require project officers to take appropriate action when satisfactory progress is not being made to accomplish project objectives; and (4) monitor financial reporting to ensure that required reports are submitted in a timely manner, and unexpended funds are returned. The ACF agreed with our findings and recommendations.