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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Commerce


Financial Audit Division Report 06-06 Released March 9, 2006

Key Findings:

  • The Department of Commerce did not sufficiently document its audit approach to test and verify household eligibility for federal heating assistance – CFDA #93.568.
  • The department did not consistently identify all federal program numbers in the accounting system.
The audit report contained 2 audit findings relating to internal controls or legal compliance. The department addressed one federal compliance finding included in our prior report. We did not follow-up a second prior finding pertaining to unclaimed property controls.
   Audit Scope:

One major State of Minnesota federal program for fiscal year 2005:

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (CFDA #93.568)


The Department of Commerce managed federal expenditures for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, totaling $76 million for fiscal year 2005.


More Information

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708