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Recovery Act Oversight Reports

Report Date: April 2009

Financial Status

  • Recovery Act Funds Used: $0
  • Non Recovery Act Funds Used on Recovery Act Activities: $646,544

Major Actions Taken to Date

  • Provided input to implementation guidance provided in OMB M-09-10, Section 5 - Grants and Cooperative Agreements
  • Outlined steps HHS needed to be taken within next 90 days to obtain meaningful Single Audit coverage
  • Reviewed implementation plans for HRSA, IHS construction, CDC HAI, AoA, OS Health IT, ACF & NIH
  • Reviewed spending plans prepared by management for NIH, HRSA, CDC, IHS, SAMSHA, AoA, ACF and Health IT
  • Completed risk assessment covering $42B of $46B for Health IT and non-Medicaid programs
  • Finalized work plan for grants/contract management
  • Developed audit guide for recipient capability audits for new and higher risk grantees
  • Developed internal control audit guide for reviews planned for NIH, HRSA, CDC, & ACF progams
  • Completed DSH error report, sent 51 management advisory letters

Major Planned Actions

  • Start internal control review of ACF award process for Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Start internal control review of HRSA award process for construction
  • Start internal control review of ACF award process for TANF
  • Start internal control review of ACF CSBG
  • Start recipient capabilty audits as requested by OPDIVS
  • Start audit of State's Medicaid eligibilty requirements
  • Start audit of county contributions to the non-Federal Share
  • Start 44 of 48 audits of health and safety requirements at Head Start and Early Head Start facilities
  • Start audit of state's reporting and use of increased FMAP funding
  • Start audit of selected states used the increase FMAP payments to supplement rainy day funds or any reserve
  • Start audit of Health IT standards
  • Complete FMAP increase audit
  • Launched IT security reviews for Grants.gov
  • Coordinated our plans with GAO
  • Started audit of CMS's control over increase in the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
  • Started follow-up audit of oversight weaknesses for the Community Services Block Grant identified by GAO
  • Started 4 of 48 audits of health and safety requirements at Head Start and Early Head Start facilities
  • Started internal control review of NIH grant award process for scientific research
  • Started internal control review of NIH grant award process for extramural construction
  • Started internal control review of ACF grant award process for CCDBG
  • Started internal control review of HRSA grant award process for community health centers
  • Started internal control review of CDC award process for helathcare associate infection
  • Started internal control review of NIEHS award process
  • Started internal control review of CDC award process for Section 317
  • Started recipient capability audits for a head start facility

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