Office of Justice Programs
State and Local Domestic Preparedness Grant Programs

Report No. 02-15
March 2002
Office of the Inspector General


We have audited the ODP's grant programs for assisting grantees to prepare for acts of domestic terrorism. The audit covered the period October 1997 through January 2002, and included a review of selected grantees and training providers. The audit was conducted in accordance with generally accepted Government Auditing Standards.

In connection with the audit and as required by the standards, we reviewed procedures, activities, and records to obtain reasonable assurance about the ODP's compliance with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, we believe could have a material effect on the program operations. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the program is the responsibility of the program's management.

Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws and regulations. The specific laws for which we conducted tests are contained in:

Except for instances of non-compliance identified in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, the ODP complied with the laws cited above. With respect to those transactions not tested, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that the ODP was not in compliance with the referenced laws.