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Program B: Community Based Programs

Program Authorization: Act 659 of the 1983 Legislature to R.S. 28:380 et. seq.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Community Based Program is to manage the community services included within the service system, which provide supports to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the community.

The goals of the Community Based Program are:

1. Empower people with developmental disabilities to make choices about their everyday lives.

2. Promote healthy and safe lives for people with developmental disabilities living in the community.

The Community Based Programs are programs with the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, which are administered by the office through regional service centers. These programs provide community-based living and employment options as well as in-home and family supports in order to maintain individuals with developmental disabilities with their families or in their own homes.

Major activities of this program include Administration, Specialized Services, Wait List Reduction, Guardianship Services, Special Olympics, Community and Family Support, In-Home Family Support, Infant Habilitation Services, and Vocational Habilitation Services.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors 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 Community Support program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Fees and Self-generated Revenue.  Interagency Transfers means of financing includes Title XIX for services provided to Medicaid eligible clients received through the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of the Secretary, and funds from the Department of Education for Part H-ChildNet Services. Fees and Self-generated Revenue consists of payments from clients for services provided based on a sliding fee scale.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$30,604,960

$32,837,159

155

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

($154,461)

($154,461)

0

 

BA-7 # 127 transferred funds to Capital Area Human Services District to allow them to provide services to the developmentally disabled population of Planning Region Two

($208,546)

($208,546)

0

 

BA-7 # 131 transferred funds to Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority to allow them to provide services to the developmentally disabled population of Jefferson Parish

 

 

 

 

 

$30,241,953

$32,474,152

155

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$88,122

$88,122

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$89,885

$89,885

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$177,239

$177,239

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($18,839)

($18,839)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$126,859

$126,859

0

Salary Base Adjustment

($237,822)

($237,822)

0

Attrition Adjustment

($67,044)

($67,044)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$390,576

$390,576

0

Other Annualizations – Annualization of positions added during fiscal year 1998-1999

$612,864

$612,864

0

Other Annualizations – Annualization of 439 Cash Subsidy slots

 

 

 

 

 

$31,403,793

$33,635,992

155

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

         

$1,161,840

$1,161,840

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 72.0% of the total request of $46,725,807 for this program. The major reasons for the increase from existing operating budget are the annualization of the positions which were added during fiscal year 1998-1999 in order to meet Department of Justice concerns which amounted to $390,576 and the annualization of 439 Cash Subsidy slots which amounted to $612,864.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$23,991

 

Community Services (Regional Administration) – These funds are used by the regional offices to provides technical support and training for computer programs

$10,576,424

 

Vocational and Habilitative Services (Adult Habilitation) – This program, in cooperation with Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, offers long-term employment and related services to those individuals who have exited the school system, serving to maintain them in their home communities as contributing citizens. Services include sheltered workshops, mobile work crews, enclaves and long-term supports for persons working in regular jobs.

 

 

$2,336,431

 

Infant Habilitation (Early Intervention services) – Infant Habilitation Services provides developmentally appropriate services to infants and toddlers with disabilities, from birth until age 36 months

$3,489,006

 

Community and Family Support (Act 378 of 1989) – The Cash Subsidy Program provides $258 per month to families with children with severe disabilities. These funds are used to offset the extraordinary expenses associated with the care of children with severe disabilities. During Fiscal Year 1998-1999, an additional 439 Cash Subsidy slots were funded.

$5,917,157

 

In-home and Family Support – The Family Support Programs ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities, especially children, have enduring relationships in a nurturing home environment. These programs provide a means for families to keep their developmentally disabled child at home, thereby increasing the family’s capacity to provide care and preventing costly out-of-home placement. Programs include: Family Support, Family Ties, Respite Care Services, Supported Living (Supervised Apartments), and Extended Family Living (Substitute Family Care Services).

$201,674

 

Special Olympics – The Louisiana Special Olympics Program offers a year-round program of 23 Olympic-style sports which provide motor training and athletic competition for individuals with mental retardation/developmental disabilities throughout Louisiana.

$179,941

 

Guardianship Services – The Guardianship Program provides guardians who make medical, financial, and legal decisions for the individual with developmental disabilities. Guardians also serve as spokes persons for individuals with developmental disabilities in order to protect their legal rights when no family member is available to do so

$3,165,331

 

Waiting List Reduction – Waiting List Reduction Services provides a variety of waiver services to those individuals who have been on the waiver waiting list since 1992

$1,167,616

 

Specialized Services including Diagnosis and Evaluation, Residential Services, OB/GYN Services, Families Helping Families, and Preventive Dentistry

 

 

 

$27,057,571

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$10,545

 

Office of the Secretary – Rental of office space

$70,620

 

Capital Area Human Services District – Provide community-based services for the developmentally disabled population of Capital Area Human Services District

$37,140

 

Columbia Developmental Center – Provide vocational and habilitative services for four clients at Columbia Developmental Center

 

 

 

$118,305

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$177,239

 

Funding for replacement of inoperable and obsolete office and computer equipment

 

 

 

$177,239

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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