Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland

The Arlington Community Action Program grant was reviewed during its three year cycle, and there were some fiscal findings in the areas of procurement procedures and program governances. Grantees will benefit from reviewing this report because it may prevent similar findings occurring in their programs.

Arlington Community Action Program, Inc. (ACAP)

Subject: Arlington Community Action Program, Inc. (ACAP)

The objective of the audit was to determine whether the costs Arlington Community Action Program, Inc. (ACAP) claimed for the Head Start program were allowable under the terms of the grant, applicable Federal regulations, and Office of Management and Budget guidance. We determined that ACAP claimed costs that were either unallowable, unsupported, or lack sufficient documentation. We did not accept $342,004 and set aside $178,032 for ACF's adjudication. Further, we noted that ACAP did not have adequate financial management practices to support Head Start costs as required by Federal regulations. We recommended that the Administration for Children and Families (1) request that ACAP refund $342,004 in costs that were either unallowable or unsupported and (2) make a determination on the acceptance of $178,032 of set aside costs that did not have sufficient supporting records for us to determine allowability. At ACF's request, we issued the final report directly to ACF's Region III Regional Administrator. More>>

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. HHS/OIG/OHS. 2006. English.

Last Reviewed: November 2008

Last Updated: August 4, 2015