Examination Reports: Selected Sub-grantees of the Department of Energy's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Illinois State Energy Program [open pdf - 9MB]
"The Department of Energy's (Department) State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support their energy priorities and fund projects that meet their unique energy needs. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) significantly expanded the SEP by providing an additional $3.1 billion. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) was allocated $101.3 million in Recovery Act SEP funds. DCEO allocated the funds to 8 separate programs funding more than 138 projects. Otis and Associates, PC (Otis), an independent certified public accountant firm, selected four sub-grantees to test their compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations and program guidance. The four sub-grantees selected were Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC); Bley, LLC (Bley); Funk Linko, Inc. (Funk Linko); and Abengoa Bioenergy Operations, LLC (Abengoa). The attached reports present the results of examinations of the selected sub-grantees' compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations and program guidelines applicable to the SEP in the State of Illinois (Illinois). The Office of Inspector General (OIG) contracted with Otis to perform the examinations and express opinions on the sub-grantees' compliance."
Department of Energy, Office of Audits and Inspections, Report No. OAS-RA-13-19
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