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The City of Utica, New York, Has the Capacity to Administer Lead-Based Paint Funds Provided Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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As part of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) obligation to ensure accountability and transparency in the use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) funds, we performed a capacity review to assess the City of Utica, New York’s (City) administration of its lead-based paint hazard control program. The City was awarded $2.04 million under the Recovery Act to carry out lead-based paint hazard control activities in privately owned homes. Our objective was to evaluate the City’s capacity in the area of internal controls, eligibility, financial controls, procurement, and outputs/outcomes to effectively administer its lead hazard control program funds provided under the Recovery Act in accordance with applicable requirements. Based on our review, the City has the capacity to effectively administer its lead hazard grant funds provided under the Recovery Act. This memorandum contains no recommendations.