Program Authorization: Section 203J-Federal Property & Administration Services Act
The mission of the Federal Property Assistance Program is to assist in the development and implementation of rules and regulations, policies and procedures concerning the reutilization of federal surplus property by public agencies, institutions, and approved educational and public health organizations.
The goal of the Federal Property Assistance Program is to acquire and distribute needed federal surplus property to eligible agencies and institutions in a cost-effective manner for the affected recipient.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Property Assistance Program will acquire federal surplus property for donation to public agencies and nonprofit health and education institutions at the same level as in FY 1996-97 and FY 1997-98.
2. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Property Assistance Program will donate federal surplus property to eligible donees at a savings of up to 90% of the original cost.
3. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Property Assistance Program will take advantage of the expansion of the General Services Administration Fixed Vehicle Program by purchasing vehicles nationwide in order to provide more vehicles for Louisiana public agencies at a savings of approximately 50% of the new acquisition cost.
4. In FY 1998-99, the Federal Property Assistance Program will assist law enforcement agencies, through the 10033 Program, to acquire excess U.S. Department of Defense property for use in counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities and general law enforcement, with an emphasis on counter-drug enforcement.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded from self-generated revenue derived from commissions earned from the sale of federal surplus property to state agencies and institutions.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Purchase costs of federal surplus vehicles from General Services Administration auctions that are then resold to eligible governmental agencies and other eligible donees at approximately one half the original cost of the vehicles. These vehicles are two to three years old with low mileage and there has been an increased demand for these vehicles by local governments, law enforcement agencies, and other donees.
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 135.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 94.4% of the total request ($1,913,152) for this program. The major change from existing operating budget is associated with the funding of $368,259 for the purchase of federal surplus vehicles that will be resold to state agencies and other eligible participants at a significant reduction from original price. Additionally, one position vacant over twelve (12) months with accompanying cost of $18,177 was eliminated. The major differences between total request and total recommended are tied to inflation ($20,688) not being funded and to incorporating various applicable statewide adjustments to this agency's budget. These adjustments to total request were made pursuant to statewide policy guidelines. The recommended funding level should enable this ancillary program to provide to its customer agencies the opportunity of acquiring usable federal surplus property at minimal costs relative to market value of the property.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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