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Program B: Title III, V, VII and USDA

Program Authorization: 42 U.S.C. 3001, Older Americans Act

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Title III,V, VII and USDA Program in the Office of Elderly Affairs is to quality services to Louisiana’s aging by assisting state and area agencies to concentrate resource in order to develop greater capacity to assist older Louisianaians; to foster systems to serve older individual by entering into new cooperative agreements with state and area agencies, Indian tribes and tribal organizations and providers (including voluntary organizations) of supportive services to provide a wide range of supporter services (including advocacy, assessment and screening, counseling, diagnosis, education and training, housekeeping, information and referral, legal material aid, outreach, personal care, recreation telephone and transportation.)

The goal of the Title III and USDA is to increase the number of elderly who receive services that will enable them to live dignified, independent, and productive lives in appropriate settings. The goal of Title V is to serve the low-income elderly of Louisiana, age 55 and over by providing meaningful part-time employment opportunities, enhance community involvement and place the older worker back in the mainstream of the labor market. The goal of Title VII is to promote the rights and well being of residents of Louisiana’s Long Term Care facilities and empower residents, their families and communities to participate more fully in the actions and decision-making that impact their lives.

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 and Federal Funds. The Federal Funds are derived from the following: (1) Title III, Older Americans Act of 1965, providing social services to the elderly; (2) Title V, Senior Community Service Program, providing part-time subsidized employment for low income elderly persons; and (3) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarding cash reimbursements per meal in lieu of food commodities.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$7,950,826

$25,481,380

3

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$7,950,826

$25,481,380

3

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$543

$3,392

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$663

$4,139

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$14,610

$14,610

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($22,128)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$262,000

$262,000

0

 

Other Technical Adjustments – To realign program expenditures in the proper program

 

 

 

 

 

$8,228,642

$25,743,393

3

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$277,816

$262,013

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.6% of the total request ($25,879,103) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$13,321,205

 

Title III of the Older Americans Act for providing social and nutrition services to the elderly whereby they are able to secure and maintain independence in a home environment

$1,571,620

 

Title V of the Older Americans Act for providing subsidized part-time employment opportunities in the Senior Community Service Employment Program

$4,612,258

 

USDA Cash-in-lieu-of-commodities-Revenue from the federal government to the meal providers for providing additional meals

$3,476,263

 

State Meals Program-Funds for providing additional meals for elderly on waiting lists of the Councils of Aging

$1,341,207

 

Home Delivered Meals Program-Funds for providing additional Home-Delivered meals

$511,712

 

Homemaker Program-Provides housecleaning services to the elderly

$621,784

 

Transportation Program-Provides transportation to elderly for going to the grocery store, doctor appointments, banking services, etc.

$149,370

 

Audits of area agencies by private accounting firms for complying with federal requirements

 

 

 

$25,605,419

 

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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