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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: R.S. 46:2301-2303

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program of the Office of Indian Affairs is to address issues related to Native Americans and achieve the goal of Indian self-determination, while at the same time serving the interests of the State of Louisiana.

The goal of the Administrative Program of the Office of Indian Affairs is to provide services to the Indian tribes of Louisiana in all areas of Indian issues and concerns and to foster recognition of the community in the eyes of the non-Indian public.

There are ten tribes (six of which are recognized by the State of Louisiana and four of which are recognized by the federal government), with a collective population of approximately 30,000 Native Americans, in Louisiana that seek the assistance of this office in legislation and other actions to alleviate the social, economic and educational deprivation experienced by Louisiana's Native Americans.

The Office of Indian Affairs performs the following activities: administers programs relative to Louisiana Indians; makes recommendations to the governor and to the legislature for needed improvements and additional resources to promote the welfare of the Indians in Louisiana; serves as the official negotiating agent of the state upon which federally-recognized tribes in the State of Louisiana may serve notice of any request to negotiate state tribal compacts; and prepares and submits an annual report to the legislature and governor.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Statutory Dedications. Interagency Transfers are received from the Executive Office to supplement an existing position. Statutory Dedications are derived from Allen, Avoyelles and St. Mary Parishes Local Government Gaming Mitigation Funds which are generated from Indian gaming revenues. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$51,796

$10,304,230

1

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$51,796

$10,304,230

1

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

         

$2

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution – replaces interagency transfers with general fund to correct revenue sources

($2)

($2)

0

UPS Fees

($5,692)

($5,692)

0

Salary Base Adjustment

$12,524

$12,524

0

Other Adjustments – Supplements the Director’s salary and related benefits

 $0

($52,432)

0

 

Other Adjustments – Eliminates funding for an existing position in other charges

$3,115

$3,115

0

 

Other Adjustments – Increase for travel expenses to an adequate level of funding

         

$61,743

$10,261,743

1

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$9,947

($42,487)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.4% of the total request ($10,322,841) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$10,200,000

 

Pass through funding from Indian gaming revenue for Allen, Avoyelles and St. Mary Parishes

 

 

 

$10,200,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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