To maximize the benefits of its on-site review for CalHome, HCD should revise its current risk assessment tool or develop a new tool to identify the recipients that are at high risk of noncompliance with program requirements. For example, HCD could identify recipients as high risk that have received large amounts of funds and have not submitted required status reports for two consecutive periods.
CalHome has revised its Desk and Operations manuals to include a new risk assessment process to help identify high risk recipients (AF8a, red text). A new Risk Assessment Form and Tracking Report were implemented by management and staff in October 2014 including data points - percentage of grant amount drawn, amount of award, timeliness of report submission, and contract extension request (AF8b).
The CalHome program is developing a new risk assessment tool to help identify high risk recipients. The new assessment tool will include the following recommended categories: percentage of grant amount drawn, amount of award, timeliness of report submission, and contract extension request.
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