To ensure that the office complies with the State Contracting Manual, Social Services should direct the office to update its guidelines for grant administration to establish a formal process for reviewing the grantees' progress reports and interim products. This process should include documenting the office's review and assessment of whether the grantees meet the goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes in their grant requirements.
Social Services updated its grant manual to include a section on reviewing grantees' progress reports. Social Services' office created a new form to document the receipt, review, and approval of grantees' progress reports.
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