Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a firm's Cuban entrant program, focusing on: (1) the amount and sources of federal funds it received; (2) how it spent the federal funds; (3) the propriety of its paying for leases with federal funds; and (4) how the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) carried out its administrative responsibilities.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Health and Human Services||1. The Secretary of Health and Human Services should direct Public Health Service (PHS) grants management and program officials to: (1) evaluate NIMH procedures, activities, and records relating to VisionQuest's cooperative agreements; and (2) obtain and develop needed documentation to bring NIMH official files into compliance with PHS policies.|
|Department of Health and Human Services||2. The Secretary of Health and Human Services should direct PHS grants management and program officials to review NIMH administration of all cooperative agreements for community-based treatment of Cuban entrants to determine whether NIMH carried out its responsibilities in compliance with PHS policies.|