Free2Be undergoing state audit

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is auditing the LGBTQ resource center today.

Posted: May 21, 2018 11:01 AM
Updated: May 22, 2018 11:17 AM

Free2Be is undergoing a financial audit today after all of its Alabama locations closed last week.

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) officials told WAAY 31 they are actively monitoring Free2Be.

The department told us they visited the Free2Be office in Huntsville and are continuing to review Free2Be documents from their offices in Montgomery.

"ADECA monitors all of our grant programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations. This monitoring is routine, and the time it takes varies for each grant," Josh Carples, public information specialist for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, said.

In March, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs found out the group was in federal debt with the IRS for payroll taxes.

Free2Be's funding was cut off March 29th, and they will not receive any more federal grant money until today's audit is complete.

Last year the group received nearly $1.7 million in federal grant funds.

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