The management and oversight of grants poses heightened financial risk to the Department of State (Department). In FY 2012, the Department obligated more than $1.6 billion for approximately 14,000 grants and cooperative agreements worldwide. This is a significant outlay of funds, which makes oversight and accountability of the funds even more critical.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) and other oversight agencies have identified a number of significant deficiencies in the grant-management process. One of the most significant grant-management challenges faced by the Department is insufficient oversight, caused primarily by a small number of employees managing a large number of grants.
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