Program Authorization: Act 557 of the 1979; Chapter 28 of Title 17 of LRS as amended by Act 1235 of the 1995 Regular Session
LUMCON is a mixture of a service facility for the universities conducting marine research and education activities, and a stimulus for research and education in the marine sciences in Louisiana and on the campuses of the Louisiana universities. The program consists of the Non-Formula Funding activity.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will continue to complement and strengthen the graduate and undergraduate curricula at Louisiana universities.
1 All other funding other than state general funds were used.
2 State general paid employes were used in computations.
3 Expenditures not deemed to be instructional or research were counted as being support expenditures (administrative, clerical, maintenance and general operating expenses.)
2. In FY 1998-99, the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will continue to broaden public awareness of marine science through K-12, teacher and public outreach programs.
3. In FY 1998-99, the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will stimulate and enhance understanding of Louisiana's coastal regions through continued independent and cooperative research programs.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The sources of funding for this program are general fund, interagency transfers, fees and self-generated revenues, and federal funds. Interagency transfers are from: (1) Louisiana Education Quality Support [8(g)] Fund contracts with the Board of Regents for approved research projects; (2) the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for wetlands biological research; and (3) the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for estuarine research. Fees and self-generated revenues are from LUMCON's private foundation for scholarship grants and private research contracts. Federal funds are from competitive research grants and contracts from the following federal agencies dealing with coastal restoration and estuarine research: (1) the National Science Foundation; (2) the National Marine Fisheries Services; (3) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; (4) the Minerals Management Service; and (5) the Environmental Protection Agency.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 72.8% of the total request ($7,597,521) for this program. The major reasons for the increase from the existing operating budget are due to the statewide adjustments cited above.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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