BLOOMINGTON – An investigative report of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department reveals ‘no evidence to support fraudulent expending of grant funds.”
That’s the finding in an audit conducted by the East Central Illinois Area AGENCY on AGING.
The Bloomington-based agency, which serves 16 central-Illinois counties, conducted what it calls a thorough investigation of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department on April 2nd.
Planning & Program Manager Susan Real reviewed the purchase of gift cards under the Caregiver Gap Program to make sure cards were used in accordance with Area Agency allowable cost requirements. It allows for the purchase of school supplies, school clothing, etc for the grandchildren/relatives being raised by grandparents/relatives.
The audit also reviewed expenses reported under the implementation of the Elder Abuse M-Team Meetings to make sure meal costs were in accordance with Area Agency allowable cost requirements.
The Agency on Aging Executive Director Mike O’Donnell notes in a letter to the F-I Public Health Department “No evidence was found to support fraudulent expending of East Central Illinois Area AGENCY on AGING Title 7 grant funds.
O’Donnell reports expenses reported were considered allowable with the Older Americans Act Federal Regulations. The report also states Lunch expenses were in accordance with the AREA on AGING Title 7 applications for Fiscal Year 2012 and FY 2013.
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