State Audits Funds From Federal Programs
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A state audit finds three of the 31 major federally funded programs administered by the state failed to comply with federal program requirements.
The Advocate reports auditors found that the state's Division of Administration gave inadequate recovery of grants from the Homeowners' Assistance Program. The report finds $939 million in noncompliant awards for 15,095 homeowners participating in the program.
Auditor found that the Louisiana Workforce Commission had not performed monitoring reviews on any of the 18 sub-recipients that received approximately $31 million.
Also, Children and Family Services did not perform periodic reviews of payment rates for $2.6 million in foster care payments.
As a result of the findings included in the audit, more than $1 billion has been questioned by auditors, for which the state could be liable.