The Office of Cultural Development conducts programs related to archaeology, the arts and historic preservation. The mission of the Office of Cultural Development is to identify, preserve, and enhance Louisiana's irreplaceable heritage of archaeological sites and historic buildings and to reinforce the concept that arts are an essential part of life in Louisiana. The goals of the Office of Cultural Development are:
1. Record historic and archaeological sites, fund restoration grants to preserve endangered properties, continue to fund the Main Street activities, and to educate the public on the importance of preserving historic properties and archaeological sites.
2. Enhance Louisiana's rich and irreplaceable heritage of cultural arts.
The Office of Cultural Development has two programs, Cultural Development and Arts.
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 1998-1999.
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 in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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