New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FRA's Progress in Administering Major Grants
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) progress in administering major grants. FRA's responsibilities significantly expanded with passage of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, which tasked the agency with administering several large grant programs including the High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program. The objectives of this audit are to: (1) evaluate FRA's grant management framework; (2) evaluate FRA's process for determining its expanded grant management workforce needs; and (3) identify the challenges FRA faces in awarding, obligating, and disbursing grant funds to states.