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Topic Brief: CPD Taking Longer To Complete Risk-Based Scoring

Topic briefs are a tool we use to keep officials within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) informed of challenges so that its leadership can be better prepared to address them.  This topic brief describes our observations of the time it takes the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to complete risk-based scoring.  HUD implemented its risk analysis process to help CPD field offices identify and monitor grantees with the greatest vulnerability to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.  Over the last 3 fiscal years (FY) – 2017, 2018, and 2019 – the risk scoring process has taken field offices longer each year, leaving less time for grantee monitoring.  The Office of Evaluation within HUD’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) identified this trend when reviewing data in the Grants Management Process-Reengineered system as part of efforts to help OIG staff understand CPD’s risk analyses process.