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Program G: Community Based Services Program

Program Authorization: R.S. 23:61

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Community Based Services Program is to provide administrative and programmatic funding to eligible public and private community action agencies through subgrants with the state.

The goal of the Community Based Services Program is to provide Community Block Grant (CSBG) and Community Food and Nutrition (CF&N) funding to eligible public and private community action agencies through subgrants with the state. It is also the goal of this program to assist those community action agencies that provide a range of social services that have a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty in the community.

This program is targeted to assist low-income individuals, including homeless individuals and families, migrants and the elderly poor.

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 Federal Funds from the Community Services Block Grant (C.S.B.G.) under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Public Law 97035-Sub Title B. This grant is for services aimed toward the alleviation of problems caused by poverty.

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$12,000,592

11

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$12,000,592

11

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

       

$0

($6,283)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

($47,707)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment(s)

$0

($70,761)

0

 

Other Adjustments transfer of salaries based on reorganization of the department to bring funding in line with actual spending projections

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$11,875,841

11

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($124,751)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 91.2% of the total request ($13,018,685) for this program. The decrease in this program is due to a transfer of salaries based on reorganization of the department to bring funding in line with actual spending projections. This program does not have any positions which have been vacant for 1 year or more.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$8,745

 

Accounting/Auditing services for Employment Security Grants as required by federal regulations.

     

$8,745

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$11,127,179

 

Grants funded by Community Services block Grants to state agencies these funds go to Community Action Agencies to be used for the following purposes: Jobs (in some parishes there are not enough jobs to accommodate its growing population); Energy Assistance (to assist low income families/individual with an additional supplement for energy cost, on a monthly basis of heating and cooling bills); Commodities (to supplement the food needy families/individuals, by increasing the food supply, therefore enabling them to sustain existing funds); Clothes Closet (to provide a sufficient amount of clothes to supply the needy to search out and secure donations to accomplish these goals); Transportation (to provide safe efficient and adequate transportation to the low-income individuals requiring the service to meet their personal transportation needs); and Community Food and Nutrition (to supplement the food supply to the needy families households, and/or individuals).

     

$11,127,179

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$100,000

 

Funding provided for the following equipment: Virtual Tape System, Inserter, DASD, CPU Upgrade, 4890 Printer, Software, Communication Controller, and Client Expansion and year 2000 compliance

 

 

 

$100,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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