COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Insurance has spent little of nearly $2.5 million in federal grants it sought under the 2010 health care law, according to a state audit released Tuesday.

The report by the Legislative Audit Council says the insurance agency complied with the grants' terms but had spent just $280,000, or 11 percent, as of Aug. 31.

One grant expired earlier this month. The agency had sought $441,000 to educate and help residents enroll in new health care programs, and for computer updates to track consumer complaints. The agency spent just $19,000 on technology before the grant expired Oct. 14, making the rest of the money unavailable, according to the report and an agency spokeswoman.

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