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Program B: Grants Programs

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Grants Program is to provide both quality and timely leadership and support to the various offices and programs in the Department of Health and Hospitals so that their functions and mandates can be carried out in an efficient and effective manner.

The goal of the Grants programs is to provide overall direction and administrative support to the Department.

The Grants Program includes the following activities: the Technology Assistance Grant (LATAN), Hotel Dieu lease payments, Abstinence Program (administered by the Governor’s Office with administrative support provided by DHH), Rural Health Grants and the Physicians Loan Repayment Program.

The Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 authorized the U.S. Department of Education to grant funds to states to establish collaborative, consumer driven statewide Technology Assistance Networks to provide assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities. The Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) is a consumer-directed, consumer-responsive advocacy and systems change project that involves consumers in planning, implementing and evaluating LATAN's activities. LATAN's mission is to collaborate with individuals with disabilities and agencies to develop and implement a seamless system of assistive technology services and supports for all individuals with disabilities in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority purchased the Hotel Dieu Hospital in New Orleans on December 31, 1992, and leased the facility to the Department of Health and Hospitals. The LSU Medical Center, Health Care Services Division (HCSD) manages and operates the hospital through a cooperative agreement with the Department, and re-named the facility University Hospital.

Rural Health Grants provide time-limited grants to outpatient medical clinics located in rural areas.

The Physicians Loan Repayment program provides financial assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in rural, physician shortage areas. The financial assistance takes the form of making payments on the loans that physicians have obtained in the course of becoming medical doctors for up to three (3) years of service.

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 General Fund, Interagency Transfers, and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are funds from the LSU Medical Center, Health Care Services Division for the Hotel Dieu lease payment. Federal Funds derive from a series of federal grants: Abstinence Grant; Technology Assistance Grant; Rural Health Grant; and Physicians’ Loan Repayment Grant.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$723,000

$9,341,383

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$723,000

$9,341,383

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$723,000

$9,341,383

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

         

$0

$0

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 74.2% of the total request ($12,581,383) for this program.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

 

OTHER CHARGES

$1,900,000

 

Abstinence Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide abstinence education and the appropriate mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to youths to promote abstinence from premarital sexual relations.

$6,000,000

 

Hotel Dieu Lease Payment

$546,000

 

Physicians’ Loan Repayment Program

$155,555

 

Rural Health Initiatives provided for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

$739,828

 

Technology Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide a technology-related assistance for disabled individuals. This includes the actual purchase of devices and information outreach mechanisms.

 

 

 

$9,341,383

 

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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