15990024 - Agency Auditor Grant Program

Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
1599-0024 Agency Auditor Grant Program
For a program integrity enhancement grant program; provided, that not more than $300,000 of this amount may be awarded in 1-time grants to secretariats and departments for the purpose of conducting assessments of program areas or department practices that present a high risk of fraud or overpayment; provided further, that grant funds may be used to fund assessments conducted by department staff or to contract with an external assessor; provided further, that each recipient of a risk assessment grant shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means within 60 days of the completion of the risk assessment; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) overall findings of the risk assessment; (b) areas identified as in need of improved financial controls or oversight to minimize risk; and (c) an estimate of resources required to minimize risks compared to potential savings or recouped revenue from improved practices; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for an analysis of existing state agency capacity to identify and address practices that create risk for fraud or improper payment; and provided further, that the analysis shall make recommendations as to how additional program integrity resources could be used to maximize the amount of ongoing savings to the commonwealth
727,650 500,000