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Audit Management - Auditing Government Funding

The Department of Health Services (DHS) establishes grant contracts with counties, tribes, school districts, boards, and a number of non-profit organizations for the implementation of the Department's programs. These grant contracts require these agencies to follow the Department's administration and auditing requirements in the Financial Management Manual, due to the manner in which these grant contracts are established. Audits of these agencies and Department programs are to be conducted by certified public accountants and accounting firms in accordance with federal and state audit requirements.

This web site provides information for agencies and auditors on DHS requirements for auditing government funding.

Auditing Government Funding

Grant Contract Administration Resources

DHS Funding and Audit Confirmations

Grant Enrollment, Application and Reporting System (GEARS) - Please refer to the Grant Enrollment, Application and Reporting System (GEARS) for information about GEARS (formerly CARS) and lists that crosswalk GEARS profiles to the respective federal and state funding sources. The -603 Report serves as audit confirmations for DHS programs that are paid through GEARS (formerly CARS). Learn how to read the -620 Report, an enhanced version of the -603 Report.

Purchase orders - Complete the Audit Confirmation Request Form and follow the instructions on the form for sending it to the department. The department will confirm the amount of payments and provide information on funding source for the payments. Call the number listed on the form if you have questions.

Last revised January 9, 2024