The goal of the Contracts and Grants Unit for Vermont Agency of Transportation is to monitor the activities of subrecipients as necessary to ensure that federal awards are used for authorized purposes in compliance with laws, regulations, and the provisions of contracts or grant agreements and that all performance goals are achieved.
- Inform subrecipients of the Federal award information and compliance requirements, including any additional requirements imposed by the State of Vermont.
- Monitor subrecipient activities throughout the program period via meetings and regular contact.
- Obtain and review subrecipient audit reports for each applicable fiscal year, and ensure appropriate and timely corrective action has been taken in response to any audit findings.
If the auditor suggests there are areas for improvement or non-compliance with grant requirements, the Contracts and Grants Unit will help ensure that corrective actions are being taken by the subrecipient.
The Contracts and Grants Unit routinely monitors subrecipients expending $750,000 or more in a year in federal awards. We also review Financial Statements and Grant-specific Audit reports for subrecipients receiving less than $750,000. The Contracts and Grants Unit will monitor subrecipients of Federal funds to ensure that Federal awards are used for authorized purposes in accordance with laws, regulations, and the provisions of contract or grant agreements. The Contracts and Grants Unit is also responsible for making sure that subrecipients meet the audit requirements of OMB Circular A-133, whenever applicable. The goal of the Contracts and Grants Unit is to help you resolve any issues that are discovered during our monitoring process.