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Department of Health

 

Financial Audit Division Report 07-05 Released March 22, 2007

Audit Finding:
  • The department did not adequately oversee compliance with federal and state requirements for documenting time charged to programs.

The audit report contained one audit finding relating to internal control and legal compliance. The one finding is repeated from prior reports.
   Audit Scope:

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s federal program compliance for fiscal year 2006.

Selected Audit Areas:
  • Special Nutrition Program: Women, Infants and Children (CFDA #10.557)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Investigations and Technical Assistance (CFDA #93.283)
  • Childhood Immunization Grants (CFDA # 93.268)

Background:

The Women, Infants and Children Program provides supplemental food to low-income women and children. Its expenditures totaled approximately $78.6 million for the year. The Centers for Disease Control Technical Assistance Program provides project grants for local disease prevention and control. Grants to the Department of Health include those provided under the Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Program. Federal Fund expenditures for this program totaled almost $28 million. The Immunization Grants Program provides both direct assistance (immunizations) and financial assistance to reduce and ultimately eliminate vaccine preventable diseases. Expenditures for this program totaled approximately $19.1 million, which included $15.3 million of immunization vaccines.

     
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