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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: R.S. 25; R.S. 36:201; R.S. 38:2351; R.S. 56:1801

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to administer, control and operate the functions, programs and affairs of the department through the Undersecretary and the Assistant Secretaries; provide leadership to the seven offices within the department, and advise the Lieutenant Governor of the affairs of the department, the legislative mandates that affect it, and any problems concerning its administration. The goal of the program is to maximize the performance of all seven agencies in the department through effective leadership, coordination, and communication of department functions and activities. The only activity in this program is administration.

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

The Administrative Program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Statutory Dedications. The Interagency Transfers are from the Lieutenant Governor's Office for administrative costs for processing federal grant applications. Statutory Dedications are derived from the New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund created by Act 1423 of the 1997 Regular Session for tourism and economic development in New Orleans. (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

 

 

 

 

 

$2,281,925

$3,082,925

4

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$125,000

0

 

Carry forward to provide funding for contractual payments to the New Orleans Recreation Department and the Youth Inspirational Connection from Act 1423 funds – New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund

 

 

 

 

 

$2,281,925

$3,207,925

4

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$704

$704

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 - 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$7,459

$7,459

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

($125,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for contractual payments to the New Orleans Recreation Department and the Youth Inspirational Connection from Act 1423 funds – New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund

($400,000)

($400,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - FrancoFete

 

 

 

 

 

$1,890,088

$2,691,088

4

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($391,837)

($516,837)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 83.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 94.4% of the total request ($2,851,536) for this program. The 16.1% decrease is due to nonrecurring adjustments for: (1) payments to the New Orleans Recreation Department and the Youth Inspirational Connection; and, (2) FrancoFete. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$600,000

 

FrancoFete Initiative - Louisiana is providing funding to assist in the year long statewide celebration to commemorate the tricentennial of the establishment of the first permanent colony by the French in the Louisiana territory. It begins January 1, 1999 and will run through December 31, 1999. Franco Fete will attract international attention and thousands of Francophone visitors by spotlighting the celebrated french culture and heritage of this state; promoting Louisiana's French heritage to a national and international audience; encouraging travel to Louisiana; and enhancing the image of Louisiana as a unique vacation destination

$150,000

 

Congres Mondial Acadien-Louisiane 1999 - The second Congres Mondial Acadien will take place August 1 - 15, 1999. The first Congres Mondial Acadien was held in 1994 in southwestern New Burnwsick, Canada and over 225,000 Acadians from around the world were reunited. The emphasis will be on family reunions (approximately 70 to 75 are planned) and there will be festivals of film, theater, historical tours, Louisiana Day and numerous concerts. Emphasis will also be placed on twinning as many cities and towns in South Louisiana with towns and cities in the Acadian regions of Canada. Special attention will be given to establishing opportunities for families to forge personal links with other Acadian families from around the world. Activities are planned across the Acadian region of the state with the first week of events taking place east of the Atchafalaya Basin and the second week in the Lafayette-Lake Charles area.

$800,000

 

New Orleans Business and Industrial Development and Sports Foundation fund for tourism and economic development in New Orleans (Act 1423 of 1997)

$300,000

 

Sci-Port Discovery Center, Inc. provides 1/3 of the operating cost of the Sci-Port Discovery Center located in Shreveport. The City of Shreveport is donating 1/3 of the cost and corporate contributions will make up the remaining 1/3 of the operational costs. The Sci-Port Discovery Center will provide educational and entertaining programs, exhibits, films, events and learning activities for families and school children to actively explore the world of science and technology.

 $75,000

 

Hold the annual rodeo and to help pay the costs of sending Louisiana’s best to the National Rodeo contest.

$123,400

 

Creole Inc. – these funds are being provided to assist in the production of FrancoFete

$400,000

 

Atchafalaya Trace Commission – these funds provide for the development of the commission and the promotion of tourism in the trace area.

     

$2,448,400

 

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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