Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Oversight of Grants
Government agencies often award grants to public, private and not-for-profit entities so that these entities can carry out government programs. As of July 2009, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) was overseeing 643 grants that had a total value of $358 million, over the lives of the grant contracts. Five of OTDA’s largest grant programs are overseen by its Bureaus of Housing and Shelter Services and Employment and Contract Management. We assessed whether OTDA was effectively overseeing its grant activity by reviewing a sample of 24 grants with a total value of about $25 million, overseen by these two Bureaus. We found that certain improvements are needed in OTDA’s grant oversight, particularly by the Bureau of Employment and Contract Management. We recommended certain steps that OTDA can take to improve its ability to oversee its grants.
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