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Controls Over the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program Award Process (Phase 1)

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
OIG reviewed the Rural Business-Cooperative Service’s administration of the pre-award process for the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop an internal control best practice guide for grants that RBS can use to quickly establish an internal control system that meets the requirements as outlined in GAO's Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government. The guide could also include a risk assessment template that RBS can quickly implement to assess risk and key internal control activities the agency identifies as necessary to oversee the selection and awarding of grant funds effectively.

USDA OIG has determined that this recommendation contains sensitive information and will not be publicly released due to privacy concerns.