Housing and Community Development: Recurring Significant Internal Control Deficiencies
||First Year Reported
|HOME Investment Partnerships Program
||During our audit for fiscal year 2011-12, we reported that HCD did not have a process in place to obtain DUNS numbers from its HOME program subrecipients prior to awarding federal funds. In fiscal year 2012-13, HCD updated its 2013 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) that will require subrecipients to submit DUNS numbers during the application process. However, the HOME programís 2012 NOFA, which was in place during fiscal year 2012-13, did not contain a request for subrecipients to provide DUNS numbers, and HCD did not implement another process to obtain DUNS numbers from subrecipients in fiscal year 2012-13. Failure to obtain DUNS numbers prior to awarding HOME program funds increases the risk that HCD may not properly report subawards to the federal government.
|HCD agrees with the finding. In 2013, HCD established a process for all future Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) beginning with the 2013 NOFA that require subrecipients to submit DUNS numbers during the application process. The Department will continue to follow the process implemented for our 2013 NOFA.