Mississippi welfare agency asked current subgrantees to return $1 million in safety net funds

Mississippi Department of Human Services Director Bob Anderson says he’s cleaning up the agency. In the last year, his agency has demanded subgrantees to return nearly $1 million in safety net funds it says the organizations misspent or did not properly document, according to a Mississippi Today analysis of 149 letters. According to interviews with subgrantees, the accounting issues identified in the last year have much more to do with technical clerical errors and unclear reporting expectations than with outright misspending. Many findings, even final demands, were cleared after negotiations between the parties, without funds being returned.Mississippi Today, Read More.

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