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Program A: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

Program Authorization: Act 557 of the 1979; Chapter 28 of Title 17 of LRS as amended by Act 1235 of the 1995 Regular Session

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) will conduct research and education programs directly relevant to Louisiana’s needs in marine science and will serve as a facility for all Louisiana schools with interests in marine research and education in order to increase awareness at all levels of society of the economic and cultural value of Louisiana’s coastal and marine environments.

The goals of LUMCON are:

1. To conduct basic and/or applied research that increases the scientific understanding of Louisiana’s marine environment.

2. To conduct educational programs in the marine sciences for universities, K-12 schools and the public that make use of LUMCON’s unique location and facilities, and that address marine science issues important to Louisiana’s culture and economy.

3. To provide high quality support for LUMCON’s research and education outreach activities in terms of vessel operations, library facilities and dormitory and cafeteria services.

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 sources of funding for this program are General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are from: (1) Louisiana Education Quality Support [8(g)] Fund contracts with the Board of Regents for approved research projects; (2) the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for wetlands biological research; and (3) the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for estuarine research. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from LUMCON's private foundation for scholarship grants and private research contracts. Statutory Dedications are from Higher Education Initiatives Fund: Higher Education Library and Scientific Acquisitions Account, as per R.S. 17:3129.6 (FY 1997-98 only). (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.) Federal Funds are from competitive research grants and contracts from the following federal agencies dealing with coastal restoration and estuarine research: (1) the National Science Foundation; (2) the National Marine Fisheries Services; (3) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; (4) the Minerals Management Service; and (5) the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,736,893

$5,483,715

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,736,893

$5,483,715

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$53,105

$53,105

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($53,105)

($53,105)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($43,271)

($43,271)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$1,998

$1,998

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

 $759

 $759

 0

 

UPS Fees

$38,719

$38,719

0

 

Other Adjustments – Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

         

$1,735,098

$5,481,920

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($1,795)

($1,795)

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 91.1% of the total request ($6,017,791) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($38,719) and the statewide adjustments cited above.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have a specific allocation for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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