Office of Justice Programs
State and Local Domestic Preparedness Grant Programs

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


In planning and performing our audit, we considered the ODP's management controls for the purpose of determining our auditing procedures. This evaluation was not made for the purpose of providing assurance on the ODP's management controls as a whole. We noted, however, certain matters that we consider to be reportable conditions under Government Auditing Standards.

Reportable conditions involve matters coming to our attention relating to significant deficiencies in the design or operation of management controls that, in our judgment, could adversely affect the ODP's ability to effectively manage the program. As discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, we found that: (1) grants were not awarded and spent promptly; (2) federally funded equipment at 11 grantees was not properly distributed, was missing, or their users were not adequately trained on their operation; (3) two grantees had not conducted readiness assessments; and (4) the ODP had not established performance measures in keeping with the intent of the Government Performance and Results Act. Also, as discussed in the OTHER MATTERS section, we noted that inventory lists at two grantees were incorrect and one grantee had exceeded the end date of its grant.

Because we are not expressing an opinion of the ODP's management controls as a whole, this statement is intended solely for the information and use of the ODP in managing the program. This restriction is not intended to limit the distribution of this report, which is a matter of public record.