Report 2009-119.2 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2009-119.2: Department of Community Services and Development: Delays by Federal and State Agencies Have Stalled the Weatherization Program and Improvements Are Needed to Properly Administer Recovery Act Funds (Release Date: February 2010)

Recommendation #1 To: Community Services and Development, Department of

Once Community Services has received plans from local service providers, it should make any necessary adjustments in its state plan to accurately reflect average costs per home for weatherization assistance and the estimated number of homes to be weatherized under the program.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

In November 2011, the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) conducted an evaluation of sub-grantee performance, resulting in the identification of Department of Energy (DOE) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contract funds at-risk of not being spent. To ensure against these funds going unexpended and reverting to DOE, CSD completed a number of reallocation efforts i.e., where at-risk funds are transferred to stronger performing agencies with the capacity to take on additional funds. CSD finalized the allocation plan and on February 10, 2012, held a public hearing amending the DOE ARRA State Plan to reflect the reallocation of DOE ARRA funds. On March 26, 2012, DOE approved the amended DOE ARRA State Plan (see attached notice of approval from the DOE Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy (PAGE) website).

  • Completion Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-119.2

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.