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Program B: Emergency Preparedness

Program Authorization: R.S. 29:721-736

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Emergency Preparedness Program in the Department of Military Affairs is to assist local and state governments in the mitigation of preparedness for, response to and recovery from the effects of natural and man-made emergencies and disasters in Louisiana.

The goal of the Emergency Preparedness Program in the Department of Military Affairs is to minimize the effects of a disaster on citizens and reduce loss of life and property.

The Emergency Preparedness Program in the Department of Military Affairs coordinates governmental and volunteer organization activities relating to disaster assistance and serves as the headquarters for state government during periods of declared emergencies/disasters. The program provides resources to prepare plans, conduct exercises and training; provides and assists in statewide communications systems, serves as primary National Warning System (NAWAS) and state notification point, disseminates information to affected areas.

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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, IEB and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are received by the Division of Administration for Technology Innovations funding. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from utility companies to continue the 24-hour communications and notification capability. IEB funds are appropriated for various disaster assistance claims. The Federal Funds are derived from the federal Major Natural Disaster Relief Program.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$700,654

$18,666,574

30

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$3,958,747

0

 

Carry Forward IEB funds in the Office of Emergency Preparedness for the state's share of disaster claims

$0

$544,000

0

 

Technology Innovations funding

 

 

 

 

 

$700,654

$23,169,321

30

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$1,267

$2,534

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$11,682

$23,365

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Unclassified State Employees Merit Increase

$823

$1,646

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$12,549

$25,098

0

 

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$30,000

$60,000

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($40,000)

($60,000)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and major Repairs

$0

($3,958,747)

0

Nonrecurring IEBs for the state’s share of disaster claims

($25,280)

($50,561)

0

Salary Base Adjustment

 ($9,802)

 ($30,665)

 0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

($544,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments for Technology Innovations funding

         

$681,893

$18,637,991

30

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($18,761)

($4,531,330)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 80.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.8% of the total request ($18,700,694) for this program. The significant reduction in the recommended program budget is a result of the non-recurring carry forwards for disaster related projects.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$12,101,791

 

Federal aid to local governments (100% federal)-Funding from FEMA to pass through to local governments for covering 50% of qualifying emergency management expenses

$4,743,698

Federal contingency account for disaster relief (100% federal). This expenditure is contingent upon the receipt of funds to state and local governments effected by disasters

 

 

 

$16,845,489

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$105,939

 

Maintenance of state buildings

$152,902

Miscellaneous services provided by various state agencies

 

 

 

$258,841

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$60,000

 

Replacement of one vehicle and office equipment and personal computers

 

 

 

$60,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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