|Financial Audit Division Report 11-01||Released January 13, 2011|
The Minnesota Opportunities Industrialization Centers State Council is a private, nonprofit organization that receives state grant funds through the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The council is the state level affiliate of a national organization whose mission is to provide education, training, employment, and housing services to economically disadvantaged people of all races and backgrounds. We undertook this special review because of concerns raised during an audit of the Department of Employment and Economic Development that examined grants the department made to a wide variety of organizations, including nonprofit organizations. That report concluded that the department needed to improve its oversight of grant recipients to ensure that they complied with applicable legal provisions, including laws, state policies, and grant agreements.
Our review covered the time period from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2010, and included a review of how the State Council spent state grant funds it received through the Department of Employment and Economic Development.