Findings, recommendations, and methodology are presented for the U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General's audit of the grant awarded to the Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc., (CCAOSA) by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to support services for victims of human trafficking.
The audit's objective was to determine whether costs claimed under the grant were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the grant. Performance was assessed in financial management, expenditures, budget management and control, drawdowns, Federal financial reports, and program performance. Criteria for the audit are contained in the OJP Financial Guide and the grant award documents. As of September 18, 2012, the grant close-out date, CCAOSA had drawn down $730,491 of the total grant funds. The audit found that CCAOSA did not comply with essential award conditions related to financial management, expenditures, drawdowns, Federal financial reports, and program performance. Specifically, CCAOSA did not follow procedures for monitoring contractors; paid for unsupported expenditures and drawdowns of $20,363; submitted inaccurate financial reports; and did not maintain supporting documentation for progress reports. Four recommendations addressed to OJP suggest actions for remedying the issues identified in the audit. 1 table and appended audit objectives, scope, and methodology; schedule of dollar-related findings; stakeholders' response to the audit draft report; and analysis and summary of actions necessary to close the report
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