Program Authorization: Act 917 of 1997
This program was formerly the Orleans Regional Technical Institute, this entity was merged with Delgado Community College pursuant to Act 917 of 1997. This agency provides post-secondary occupational and technical training related academic programs for citizens in its area of operation. This effort helps to meet the increasing demand from the industries of the state for well trained and highly skilled technical workers.
Objectives and performance indicators were still being developed at the time this document went to print.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The sources of funding for this program are the general fund, interagency transfers, statutory dedications, and federal funds. Interagency transfers from the Department of Education include: (1) Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act funds to expand, improve, modernize and develop quality vocational education programs: and (2) Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Title III funds to assist dislocated workers obtain unsubsidized employment through training and related employment services. The interagency transfer from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is Louisiana Quality Education Support [8(g)] funds for extension instruction and educational supplies and equipment. The interagency transfer from the Department of Social Services is for Project Independence. Statutory dedications from the Vocational-Technical Enterprise Fund pursuant to R.S. 17:2008 include: tuition, culinary program sales, and rent from the Orleans Parish School Board. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out each statutory dedicated fund.) Federal funds are collected from the Veterans' Administration to cover the reporting expenses of veterans enrolled in school.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 97.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 102.1% of the total request ($3,424,100) for this program. The major reasons for the increase from the existing operating budget are the statewide adjustments cited above.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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