Comptroller Fiscal Year Memo Letter Head

April 3, 2013

Honorable Brian S. Dempsey, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means

Honorable Stephen M. Brewer, Chair
Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Dear Sirs:

As required by Mass. General Law, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting this report on the Competitive Grant/ISA Program for the Funding of Auditors or Program Integrity Infrastructure to the House and Senate Committees on Ways & Means.  Pursuant to Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012, the Office of the Comptroller (CTR) is charged with managing a reserve to fund a competitive grant /ISA program on a one-time, non-recurring basis for the funding of auditors or program integrity infrastructure.  Funds were awarded to state entities that “…best demonstrate the opportunity to maximize overpayment recoupment, savings or other cost recoveries…”

There were two grants awarded:

  1. Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)– $475,200
  2. Information Technology Division (ITD) - $252,450

Please see the attachments for a description and status of each program.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please call.


Martin J. Benison


Attachment #1 doc format of comp-grant-fy13-attch1.doc
:  Report on Completive Grant/ISA Program
Attachment #2 pdf format of comp-grant-fy13-attch2
:  Status of DTA Work Plan
Attachment #3 pdf format of comp-grant-fy13-attch3
:  Status of ITD Work Plan

Doug Howgate, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee                
Samuel Goldhar, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee