Key Findings and Conclusions:
- The African American Mentor Program did not have a sufficient organizational structure or effective internal controls to properly administer the state grant programs.
- The executive director of the African American Mentor Program used organization funds without oversight or accountability, expending nearly $90,000 for unsupported items or items that were not related to the organization’s mission.
- The Department of Education did not adequately assess or monitor the organization’s ability to properly administer the state grants.
|The report contained a total of 3 findings relating to internal control and legal compliance.
January 2000 through July 2002
- Learn and Earn Graduation Achievement Grant
- After School Enrichment Grant
The African American Mentor Program, Inc. was a nonprofit organization that received the majority of its funding through two grants from the Minnesota Department of Education (formerly the Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning). The department received General Fund appropriations for the Learn and Earn and After School Enrichment grant programs.