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Program B: Emergency Preparedness

Program Authorization: R.S. 29:721-736

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Emergency Preparedness Program, by its mission, assists local and state governments to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate natural and man-made disasters and incidents in Louisiana. The program coordinates governmental and volunteer organization activities relating to disaster assistance and serves as the headquarters for state government during periods of declared emergencies/disasters. The program provides resources to prepare plans, conduct exercises and training; provides and assists in statewide communications systems, serves as primary National Warning System (NAWAS) and state notification point, disseminates information to affected areas. The goal of the Emergency Preparedness Program is to minimize the effects of a disaster on citizens and reduce loss of life and property. This program has one activity, Administration.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Emergency Preparedness Program will improve the emergency preparedness capability of state and local government to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from natural or man-made disasters during FY 1998-99.

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 utility companies to continue the 24-hour communications and notification capability. The federal funds are derived from the federal Major Natural Disaster Relief Program.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$313,586

$18,643,058

30

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$89,102

$89,102

0

 

Carryforward for disaster related projects

$0

$25,366

0

 

Carryforward of federal funds relating to disaster projects

$0

$3,867,251

0

 

Carryforward of Interim Emergency Board funding for disaster related projects

 

 

 

 

 

$402,688

$22,624,777

30

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($89,102)

($89,102)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for disaster related projects

$0

($25,366)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward of federal funds for disaster related projects

$0

($3,867,251)

0

 

Non-Recurring IEB for disaster related projects

($5,600)

$14,400

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$5,600)

$1,884

$3,768

0

 

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

$2,303

$4,606

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$23,088

$46,177

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($346)

($692)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($27,479)

($54,958)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund salaries

$10,215

$10,215

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

 

 

 

 

 

$317,651

$18,666,574

30

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($85,037)

($3,958,203)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 82.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.8% of the total request ($18,689,934) for this program. The significant reduction in the recommended program budget is a result of the non-recurring carryforwards for disaster related projects.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$1,000,000

 

Federal aid to local governments (100% federal)-Funding from FEMA to pass through to local governments for covering 50% of qualifying emergency management expenses

$9,014,206

 

Federal contingency account for disaster relief (100% federal). This expenditure is contingent upon the receipt of funds to state and local governments effected by disasters

 

 

 

 

 

$10,014,206

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$7,021,796

 

Department of Social Services - Federal funds are provided to qualified applicants for refurbishing homes and/or property damaged by a major disaster

$101,971

 

Maintenance of state buildings

 

 

 

$7,123,767

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$60,000

 

Replacement of one vehicle and office equipment and personal computers

 

 

 

$60,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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