Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Grants Awarded to
the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety
Audit Report GR-40-06-003
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division has completed an audit of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grants 2003-GP-CX-0201, 2003-GP-CX-0517, and 2003-GP-CX-0519 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance to the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (grantee). The purpose of the grants was to implement a strategy aimed at reducing gun violence throughout the Eastern, Middle, and Western Judicial Districts of North Carolina.
We tested the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, Governor’s Crime Commission’s (NCGCC) accounting records to determine if reimbursements claimed for costs under the grants were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the grants. As of April 1, 2005, the NCGCC had received $879,735 of the $2,762,243 PSN grant funds awarded.
We found deficiencies in the areas of reporting and grant expenditures. As a result of the deficiencies identified below, we question $170,046 or 6 percent of the total grant funds awarded.1 Specifically, we found the NCGCC:
These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope, and methodology appear in Appendix I.