To ensure that they are maximizing the impact of domestic violence funds, Sacramento, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties should periodically monitor their special funds.
Sacramento County reported that on a monthly basis, the Department of Human Assistance's fiscal staff will review the balance in the fund and factor in projected expenditures against the fund. Sacramento County indicated that this will also provide it a projected year-end balance.
Sacramento County indicated that it will use the projected balance to plan for future expenditures in upcoming spending cycles or determine if there is sufficient project balance to warrant an additional project to develop for expending anticipated balances.
Sacramento County stated that it can provide a quarterly report on projected expenditures and balance to the California State Auditor if desired.
Sacramento County reported that it will provide an annual status of the Fund to the County Executive.
Sacramento County indicated that it has contracted with three organizations to expend a total of $1,034,031 by the end of June 2014 and the current balance plus anticipated additional revenues will cover these costs.
Sacramento County did not respond to this recommendation. (See 2013-406, p. 184)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.