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Closed Date:
March 29, 2019

We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs require the State to support that it complied with the elevation requirements for two applicants or repay $118,244 to its program from non-Federal funds.

Publication Report

2018-FW-1007 | September 28, 2018

The State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, Did Not Always Maintain Adequate Documentation or Comply With Website Reporting Requirements

We audited the State of Louisiana’s Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance program as part of our annual audit plan to review Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery programs.  Our objective was to determine whether the State ensured… more

Related Recommendations

Community Planning and Development

  •   2018-FW-1007-001-A
    $396,905.00

    Closed on March 29, 2019

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs require the State to support that seven applicants met the ownership and occupancy requirements or repay $396,905 to its program from non-Federal funds.

  • We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs require the State to implement additional controls and revise policies and procedures to ensure that adequate documentation is maintained in its files to support (1) recapture decisions, (2) eligibility related to ownership or occupancy, (3) ineligible decisions, (4) elevation considerations, and (5) mitigation of duplication of benefits issues related to override procedures and incorrect data provided by other agencies.

  • Closed on March 29, 2019

    We recommend that the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs require the State to implement additional controls and revise policies and procedures to ensure that the website is maintained and updated in compliance with requirements.