To ensure compliance with the state law governing the trust fund that allows it to fund research and demonstration projects that explore the nature and incidence of child abuse and the development of long-term solutions to the problem of child abuse, Social Services should establish procedures to ensure that all grants it awards for research and demonstration projects clearly demonstrate a linkage to the trust fund's requirements.
Clarifying procedures have been developed to further ensure that funds are expended utilizing the appropriate fund source. (See Attachment A.) Further, as noted in the Grant Manual, the scope-of-work form has been updated to identify the appropriate fund source for each activity grantees are required to perform in each grant.
(See Attachment B.)
Social Services added a section to its grant manual that specifically identifies the allowable uses of the trust fund as set forth in the Welfare and Institutions Code.
The added section does not identify the procedures it plans to use to ensure that all grants it awards for research and demonstration projects clearly demonstrate a linkage to the trust fund's requirements.
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.