17-07, Agreed-Upon Procedures for Corporation for National and Community Service Grants Awarded to the New York State Office of National and Community Service

17-07, Agreed-Upon Procedures for Corporation for National and Community Service Grants Awarded to the New York State Office of National and Community Service

One of the largest State Commissions, the New York State Office of National and Community Service (NYSONCS)1 administered AmeriCorps funds totaling $60,713,471 during the five years ending June 30, 2015. NYSONCS made subgrants to 51 organizations and was responsible for programmatic and financial oversight. The agreed-upon procedures (AUP) review of four of those subgrants—Blue Engine, Inc. (Blue Engine), Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), New York City Mayor’s Office (NYC Service), and the Service Collaborative of Western New York (TSCWNY)—found improper and unsupported costs totaling $8,294,909 ($1,263,141 in Federal costs and $6,984,056 in match costs), as well as an additional $46,069 in questionable education awards and $1,643 in accrued interest.