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Report of the Auditor-General No. 9 of 2020-21: COVID-19 Support Measures – Small Business Hardship Grant Program
The objective of the review was to form a reasonable assurance conclusion on the effectiveness of State Growth’s implementation and management of the Program.
The audit examined:
- the design of the Program
- the process for assessing applications against the assessment criteria and awarding of funding
- reviews requested by unsuccessful applicants who believed their application had been unfairly assessed
- communication with applicants.
The audit did not examine controls around payments to successful applicants.