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Post Award Compliance Reviews

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) conducts post award compliance reviews to meet the agency’s responsibility under the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) to provide reasonable assurance that its systems of management, accounting, and administrative controls, taken as a whole, meet the objectives specified in Section 2 of the FMFIA.

These objectives are intended to ensure that: 1) programs achieve their intended results; 2) resources are used consistent with agency mission; 3) programs and resources are protected from waste, fraud, and mismanagement; 4) laws and regulations are followed; and 5) reliable and timely information is obtained, maintained, reported, and used for decision making. NIFA considers several risk factors in selecting recipients for the compliance reviews. These include but are not limited to Single Audit Findings, level of funding, length of time since last review, and Office of Inspector General Hotline complaints.

NIFA’s post award financial compliance reviews are generally performed as a site visit, but may be performed as a desk audit. The site visit is divided into two distinct sessions—(1) gathering information to complete the financial compliance review and (2) providing technical assistance and outreach to our partners to successfully attain program objectives.

Recipients are provided an opportunity to respond to the findings in the draft report. A final report is issued which incorporates recipient responses.

Below are the site visits performed or planned for Fiscal Years 2019-2024. Note that although it is unlikely, the Fiscal Year 2024 reviews may change should unforeseen circumstances arise.


  • Alcorn State University (1890)
  • American Samoa Community College (1862) 
  • ISCA Technologies, Inc (Non-Land Grant/Private For-Profit) 
  • Prairie View A&M University (1890) 
  • University of Arizona (1862/HSI) 
  • University of Georgia (1862) 
  • University of Tennessee (1862) 


  • Merritt College (Non-Land Grant/HSI)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (1890)
  • Pennsylvania State University (1862)
  • Texas A&M University (1862)
  • University of Nebraska (1862)
  • United Tribes Technical College (1994)
  • University of Florida (1862)


  • University of Arkansas (1862)
  • University of Missouri (1862)
  • Tennessee State University (1890)
  • New Mexico State University (1862/HSI)
  • University of California (1862/HSI)
  • Dine College (1994)
  • CreateAbility Concepts, Inc. (Private for Profit)

Fiscal Year 2021

  • Cornell University
  • Delaware State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Puerto Rico

Fiscal Year 2020

  • Purdue
  • Kansas State
  • Central State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Washington State University
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fiscal Year 2019

  • Tuskegee University
  • West Virginia State University
  • New Mexico State University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Missouri
  • California State University, San Bernardino


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