Program Authorization: R.S. 29
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
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.
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)
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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