March 1, 2012
Honorable Brian S. Dempsey, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means
Honorable Stephen M. Brewer, Chair
Senate Committee on Ways and Means
As required by Mass. General Law, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting this report on the Competitive Grant Program for Audit Services to the House and Senate Committees on Ways & Means.
Pursuant to Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2011, the Office of the Comptroller is charged with disbursing a reserve to fund a competitive grant program for the purpose of funding auditors at agencies and departments that demonstrate:
(a) a reduction in audit functions due to budget reductions;
(b) a decrease in fraud and waste recoveries in the past 3 fiscal years; and
(c) a plan for expenditure of audit funds and an estimate of recoveries greater than the award received.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please call.
/s/Martin J. Benison
Martin J. Benison
Doug Howgate, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee
Samuel Goldhar, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee