Clean bill of financial health for county

State audit shows county compliant with federal grant requirements


OLYMPIA – The State Auditor’s Office completed the last portion of its annual review of Thurston County’s finances. State auditors found the county compliant with federal grant requirements. 

 State auditors examined reporting for Thurston County Public Health’s Community Development Block grant (CDBG).  State auditors also reviewed the Child Support Enforcement Grant in the Clerk’s and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office earlier this year. Normally grant auditing is completed at the same time as financial and accountability auditing. But the public health crisis delayed the audit of the CDBG grant. 

 Earlier this year, Thurston County received a clean audit from the State Auditor's Office for the fifth straight year after the financial and accountability portion of their audit. 

“Grant compliance is a vital part of our accountability culture here in Thurston County,” said county Auditor Mary Hall. The Thurston County Auditor’s Office employs a grant specialist as a resource for all county offices and departments. “We've made a concerted effort to make sure agencies across the counties have the knowledge and resources to comply with grant requirements. Grants are a vital source of funding, but oftentimes have different compliance standards.” 


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