The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) was created in 1968 by Legislative Act 409, "to do any and all things necessary to accomplish the development, utilization and preservation of the French language as found in the state of Louisiana for the cultural, economic and touristic benefit of the state". CODOFIL was developed to respond to the rapid extinction of Louisiana's unique French language, the disappearance of its values and cultural wealth linked to its French history, and ultimately the loss of Louisiana's distinctive character.
CODOFIL has only one program, Administration/Education. Therefore, the mission and goals of CODOFIL are the same as those listed for the Administration/Education program description that follows.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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