An ongoing federal investigation involving Texas Neighborhood Services has been revealed. The Weatherford-based nonprofit’s Head Start and Early Head Start funding ended on Thursday, and the federal government said TNS was not awarded continued funding after the “application review revealed a number of fiscal issues and led CPA reviewers to consider TNS a ‘high-risk’ applicant.”
TNS laid off 229 employees Thursday as government funding ended for the 26 centers in nine counties. The board of directors is expected to meet regarding the direction of the nonprofit. They dispute the “high-risk” characterization.
The federal government last week cited an open investigation to avoid releasing information requested by former Assistant Head Start Director Barbara Midkiff, who in 2014 submitted a complaint about the management of grant funds.
Source: Local News