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NIFA Formula Grant Programs' Controls Over Fund Allocations to States

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement a policy of retaining complete supporting documentation for capacity grant programs’ allocation calculations, including written methodologies and calculation records.

Develop and implement policy and procedures for effectively performing and reviewing calculations of funding allocations to ensure accuracy.

Determine whether $2,825,604 paid to institutions in the Evans-Allen Research Program and 1890 Extension Program; $3,633,065 in the Smith-Lever 3(b) and (c) Program; and $66,103 in the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program should be discharged under applicable laws. If the amounts cannot be discharged, seek recovery of overpayments to those institutions.

Review FYs 2016–2018 grant allocations for accuracy and correct erroneous distributions as appropriate.

Develop and implement a policy to evaluate and address recommendations from risk assessments and reviews determined to have significant potential impact on agency operations.