Department of Agriculture and Markets

Environmental Protection Fund

The Department of Agriculture and Markets receives annual allocations from the State’s Environmental Protection Fund. It uses these allocations to award grants to local governments for certain types of environmental projects. We examined whether these grants were awarded in a timely manner and in accordance with valid and objective criteria, and found that they generally were. However, we recommended that certain improvements be made in the grant award process to reduce delays in re-awarding returned funds and better ensure that all grant applicants were given the same opportunities to receive funding.

For a complete copy of Report 2008-S-150 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.