SBA's Oversight of the Grant Recipient's Implementation of the Cares Act Resource Partners Training Portal   [open pdf - 648KB]

From the Executive Summary: "Our objective was to determine whether SBA [Small Business Administration] provided effective oversight to ensure the portal was implemented in accordance with CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act and grant requirements. To meet our objective, we reviewed applicable legislation and federal regulations, as well as SBA's grant management policies and oversight procedures. We also reviewed the funding opportunity announcement, notice of award, and the grant recipient's technical proposal. Finally, we interviewed program officials and the grant recipient. [...] We found SBA ensured the grant recipient developed and launched the hub on schedule, the hub functioned properly and met the technical requirements for federal websites. However, SBA did not ensure the grant recipient developed and implemented an effective marketing and outreach strategy to ensure the hub successfully achieved the legislative purpose of the CARES Act. In addition, neither SBA nor the grant recipient set targets for any of the performance goals."

Report Number:
Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 22-07
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Oversight.gov: https://www.oversight.gov/
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