Report 2009-119.2 Recommendations and Responses in 2012-041

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

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Department of Community Services and Development 2 7 3 0

Recommendation 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.

Response

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).

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: September 2012
  • Response Date: September 2012

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2012-041