CDC Releases Audit Guidance on Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant
Section: NASACT

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Center for Disease and Control Prevention recently released clarification on using the Single Audit to comply with section 1906(b) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. This clarification pertains to the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG), CFDA number 93.758.
The guidance states that a recipient may use an audit under the Single Audit Act to comply with the audit provision in section 1906(b) if:
  • the audit is conducted annually;
  • meets the requirements of the Single Audit Act (31 USC 7501-7507) and 45 CFR 96.31;
  • submits that audit to, and receives acceptance of the audit by, the Federal Audit Clearinghouse; and,
  • ensures that applicable CFDA number 93.758 is listed on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) contained in that audit. 

This is good news given that states were receiving notices from CDC requiring the block grant to be selected as a Type B program in all single audits. The entire guidance can be seen here. Should you have any questions, please contact Kinney Poynter by email or (859) 276-1147.