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We audited the State of Alabama’s Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant.  We selected the State for review because it was awarded more than $49 million in funding to recover from the tornadoes of April 2011.  Our audit objective was to determine whether the State administered its CDBG-DR funds used for infrastructure to ensure that only eligible applicants participated in the program, funds were spent only for eligible activities, and participants did not receive a duplication of benefits and whether it adequately monitored applicant activity and performance.

The State administered its CDBG-DR funds for infrastructure in accordance with HUD requirements.  It ensured that eligible applicants participated, funds were spent for eligible activities, activities and performance were adequately monitored, and participants did not receive a duplication of benefits.

The report contained no recommendations.