ABSTRACT

Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance State and Local Emergency Preparedness Program Grant to the City of Jersey City, New Jersey   [open pdf - 868KB]

"The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the State and Local Emergency Preparedness Program (SLEP) grant, number 2003-DD-BX-1014, awarded to the City of Jersey City, New Jersey (Jersey City), by the Office of Justice Program's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). In August 2003, BJA awarded Jersey City a total of $10,700,000. The purpose of the SLEP grant award was to improve both the capability and reliability of Jersey City's emergency and public service communications systems. The objective of our audit was to determine whether reimbursements claimed for costs under the grant were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and the terms and conditions of the grant. We also assessed Jersey City's program performance in meeting the grant objectives and overall accomplishments. We determined that Jersey City did not fully comply with the grant requirements we tested. We reviewed Jersey City's compliance with nine essential grant conditions and found internal control weaknesses in seven of the nine areas we tested: (1) internal control environment, (2) grant expenditures, (3) progress and financial reporting, (4) budget management and control, (5) monitoring contractors, (6) compliance with award special conditions, and (7) program performance and accomplishments. Because of the deficiencies identified, we are questioning $1,125,000, or 10.5 percent, of the grant funds."

Report Number:
GR-70-11-003
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Date:
2011-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Inspector General: http://www.justice.gov/oig/
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pdf
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