Ohio – September 23, 2009

The content below was excerpted from the Ohio Appendix (PDF, 35 pages) of GAO's third bimonthly review of the Recovery Act.[1]


Use of Funds

GAO’s work in Ohio focused on the implementation of two programs: (1) the Weatherization Assistance Program and (2) the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program. We selected these programs for different reasons. The Weatherization Assistance Program in Ohio began on July 1, 2009, which provided an opportunity to compare local agencies’ implementation—including financial controls and oversight of contracts. The Recovery Act funded WIA Youth Program in Ohio is largely directed toward a summer employment program and was also in full operation. With these programs, we focused on how funds were being used; how safeguards were being implemented, including those related to procurement of goods and services; and how results were being assessed and reported. In addition, GAO is providing an update on the status of expenditures of funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Highway Infrastructure Investment Program; three programs from the U.S. Department of Education: the Title I, Part A program, the IDEA Part B program, and the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF); and the Public Housing Capital Fund. These programs, which were included in our July 2009 Recovery Act report, were selected to continue our ongoing longitudinal analysis of the use of Recovery Act funds.

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Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
  • [1] Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (Feb. 17, 2009).
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