[Comments on Whether Federal Funds Granted to States Can Be Commingled with Other Funds]

B-222191: Oct 23, 1986

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GAO commented on: (1) whether federal funds awarded to states for subgranting to counties and school districts can be commingled with other funds; (2) the possibility that school districts may be borrowing federal funds to cover shortages in other school district operations due to commingling; and (3) whether subgrantees can invest the funds and earn interest on them. GAO concluded that: (1) states are not required to deposit grant money in separate bank accounts as long as they can account for all of the funds; (2) states are responsible for ensuring that funds are properly and efficiently administered to subgrantees for the purposes intended; and (3) states are not required to pay the federal government for interest they earn on fund advances because they rarely have funds pending disbursement long enough to earn a significant amount of interest.

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  • CDO Technologies, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it is untimely where it was filed more than 10 days after CDO knew or reasonably should have known the bases for its protest.
  • Protection Strategies, Inc.
    We deny the protest.

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