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Audit of the Help America Vote Act Grants Awarded to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
G22MP0005-23-04
Report Type
Audit
Subject
Grant
Special Project
Pandemic
Description

EAC OIG audited funds received by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under the Help America Vote Act, totaling $1.2 million. This included Election Security and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grants.

Location(s)
MP, United States
Questioned Costs
$687,461
Funds for Better Use
$0

Status of Recommendations

Open

Determine the allowability of $246,556 in questioned costs ($242,982 unsupported; $3,574 ineligible) under Election Security Award MP20101001 and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Open

Determine the allowability of $440,905 in questioned costs ($327,085 unsupported; $113,820 ineligible) under CARES Act Award MP20101CARES and recover any amount that is unallowable.

Closed

Require the Commonwealth Election Commission to calculate the interest lost on Election Security Award MP20101001 and CARES Act Award MP20101CARES and repay the unrecorded earnings using nonfederal funds.

Open

Determine the best course of action to identify and recover additional funds from Election Security Award MP20101001 and CARES Act Award MP20101CARES that remain unspent or improperly spent.

Closed

Withhold additional grant funds for which CNMI is eligible until the Commonwealth Election Commission (1) establishes an interest‐bearing Election Fund; (2) complies with reporting requirements for Election Security Award MP20101001 and CARES Act Award...