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Program A: Military Affairs

Program Authorization: R.S. 29

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Military Affairs Program was created to reinforce the Armed Forces of the United States and to be available for the security and emergency needs of the State of Louisiana. The program provides organized, trained and equipped units to execute assigned state and federal missions. Those missions are:

1. Federal Mission: To maintain combat-ready units available to mobilize and deploy in support of National Military Strategy.

2. State Mission: To provide for the protection of life and property and to preserve peace, order and public safety under state authorities.

The primary long-range goal of the Military Affairs Program is to acquire new units to support the force structure envisioned for this command. The overall goal is to develop a combat ready force. This program has one activity, Administration.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. During FY 1998-99, the Military Affairs Program, toward providing adequately trained and ready soldiers for federal and state mobilization, will maintain the assigned strength of the Louisiana National Guard at or above its nationally authorized level by retaining qualified soldiers and recruiting new soldiers.

2. The Military Affairs Program will perform 400 projects supporting local community needs on a volunteer or assistance basis during FY 1998-99.

3. The Military Affairs Program will ensure, during FY 1998-99, that at least 90% of the graduates of its Youth Challenge effort will advance to further education or to employment. Additionally, the program will ensure that at least 75% of all Youth Challenge entrants graduate.

1 The recommended budget for this program includes opening a new center in Carville, which will eventually increase the number of entrants and graduates. However, since no class will graduate within the fiscal year, these statistics will remain constant.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, fees and self-generated revenues and federal funds. The fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the following: (1) receipts on the sale of timber from land owned by the Military Department, and (2) rental and other income from property owned by the Military Department. The federal funds are revenues utilized by the Military Department in receiving a 75% reimbursement for all funds expended on maintenance of approved guard facilities and 100% of the cost of federal training site contract employees used during summer training exercises. Also included in the federal reimbursements are portions of certain contracts which provide for maintenance and security at Air National Guard Facilities.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$8,731,704

$23,740,471

119

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$130,000

$130,000

0

 

Carryforward of disaster assistance funds due to severe weather and other disaster related projects

$0

$302,325

0

 

Carryforward of Interim Emergency Board funding for disaster related projects

 

 

 

 

 

$8,861,704

$24,172,796

119

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($130,000)

($130,000)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for disaster assistance funds due to severe weather and other disaster related projects

$0

($302,325)

0

 

Non-Recurring IEB for disaster related projects

$26,400

$26,400

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Replacement/New: +$26,400)

$21,030

$61,852

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$25,704

$75,599

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($8,001)

($23,532)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$59,797

$175,873

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($792)

($2,323)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($2,572)

($2,572)

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($98,553)

($289,859)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully funds Salaries

($689,906)

($689,906)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$1,138

$1,138

0

 

UPS Fees

$505

$505

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$383,003

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitutions - Replace $383,003 federal funds with general fund as required by the Performance Partnership Agreement Act

$3,792,500

$3,792,500

83

 

New and Expanded funding for Carville Academy Youth Challenge Program to begin classes in April 1999

 

 

 

 

 

$12,241,957

$26,866,146

201

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$3,380,253

$2,693,350

82

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 111.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 87.2% of the total request ($30,812,251) for this program. The net increase in this program is primarily due to the new Carville Academy Youth Challenge Program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$2,762

 

Legal Services for consultation on personnel matters

 

 

 

$2,762

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$11,927

 

Legislative Auditor

$5,250,000

 

Salaries and related benefits of federal training site employees and other military or federally reimbursed agreements (including 207 positions - 100% federal)

$580,135

 

Youth Challenge Program is a residential military discipline and GED educational program that offers one-time $1,200 student stipends to each participant upon completion of the program

 

 

$5,209,300

 

Military contracts used for repairs to National Guard armories located throughout the state

$1,980,000

 

Expenses associated with supplies purchased for the Youth Challenge Program ($1,250,000); state maintenance program/ state supported facilities ($200,000); and supplies associated with various federal activities, such as Army Training Site and U.S. Marshal ($530,000)

 

 

 

$13,031,362

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$10,263

 

Department of Civil Service, Comprehensive Public Training Program and the Uniform Payroll System

$10,921

 

Office of Information Services for data processing

 

 

 

$21,184

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$1,448,780

 

Replacement of vehicles and new equipment for the Carville Academy Youth Challenge program

 

 

 

$1,448,780

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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