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Audit Report: OAS-RA-10-14

July 22, 2010

Management Controls over the Development and Implementation of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System

As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department of Energy (Department) received $3.2 billion for grants to states, territories, local governments, and Indian tribes under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (Block Grant) Program. To help manage and track block grants, the Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) plans to spend approximately $9.5 million, nearly all of which is Recovery Act funding, for development and operation of the web-based Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy (PAGE) System. PAGE began limited operation in September 2009 and was utilized by Block Grant recipients for quarterly Recovery Act reporting beginning in October 2009. PAGE will also replace the Windows System Approach to Grants Administration (WinSAGA) legacy system for tracking grant recipients' performance under the State Energy and Weatherization Assistance Programs, programs that received a combined $8.1 billion through the Recovery Act.

Topic: Financial Assistance