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Program E: Senior Centers

Program Authorization: R.S. 46:1608

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Senior Centers Program is to provide facilities where older persons in each parish can receive supportive services and participate in activities that foster their independence, enhance their dignity, and encourage involvement in and with the community.

The goals of the Senior Centers Program are:

1. Have recommendations from any parish voluntary council on aging approved by the Office of Elderly Affairs before the creation of any new state-funded senior center in the state.

2. Have recommendations from a parish voluntary council on aging and approval by the Office of Elderly Affairs based on the need fro a new facility and whether the proposed facility will meet the criteria for a senior center as defined in the policies and regulations established by the Office of Elderly Affairs.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Senior Centers Program will establish baseline data to enable the program to develop and publish proposed standards for state-funded senior centers that reflect effective and efficient usage of state funds allocated for the operation of senior centers in Louisiana.

1 Information will be collected during FY 1998-99 to establish baseline data.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Senior Centers Program will establish baseline data to enable the program to submit written reports, containing findings and comments of the Office of Elderly Affairs, to the legislature relative to all requests for new state-funded centers recommended by parish voluntary councils on aging.

1 Information will be collected during FY 1998-99 to establish baseline data.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded from state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$4,759,280

$4,759,280

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$4,759,280

$4,759,280

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$4,759,280

$4,759,280

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

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 100.0% of the total request ($4,759,280) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$2,956,012

 

Funding the Senior Center formula at 80%-Funds to 136 Senior Centers for providing social community based services

$220,500

 

$4,500 per parish to the senior centers in 49 parishes

$1,582,768

 

Additional support for senior centers and related programs for the elderly

 

 

 

$4,759,280

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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