Issue Date September 30, 2009 Audit Report Number 2009-DP-0007 TO: Nelson Bregón, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, D FROM: Hanh Do, Director, Information Systems Audit Division, GAA Review of Selected Controls within the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting SUBJECT: System HIGHLIGHTS What We Audited and Why We audited selected controls within the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting system (DRGR) related to Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding because of the emergency and the transparency nature of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, respectively, and corresponding statutory timeframes. DRGR is an existing system that was modified to track close to $5.9 billion dollars of NSP funds, the majority of which must be obligated and expended within two years. NSP I funding totaled $3.9 billion. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) revised some of the program rules and appropriated an additional $2 billion for the program, to be competitively awarded. Following the initiation of our audit, the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) decided to use DRGR to track the $2 billion in funding allocated to NSP II, in addition to the $3.9 billion allocated to NSP I. Although the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made significant modifications to DRGR within the last 18 months, HUD did not have sufficient time to develop a new system or modify an existing system to perfectly fit NSP. We focused our review to assess risk assessment updates and whether NSP funds were properly safeguarded by the access controls related to DRGR. 1
Review of Selected Controls within the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System
Published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General on 2009-09-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)