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Program A: Federal Property Assistance

Program Authorization: Section 203J-Federal Property & Administration Services Act

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,335,864

17

 

ACT 1430 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,335,864

17

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$87,188

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s)

$0

$10,300

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$10,212

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($18,177)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

$52,307

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($2,400)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

($115)

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

$0

($55,392)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

$10,000

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

$39

0

 

UPS fees

$0

$368,259

0

 

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.

$0

$7,798

0

 

Travel expenses for program compliance officers to perform screening of federal surplus property at federal surplus sites and compliance audits at donee sites both in-state and out-of-state.

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,805,883

16

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$470,019

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$13,000

 

Renovation costs of office space - agency will relocate administrative staff into warehouse space vacated by the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency

$137,000

 

Five (5) large roll-up doors (front and back doors) and a new roof to the warehouse

$20,000

 

One (1) new semi-trailer for transporting federal surplus property to and from other federal surplus sites

$20,000

 

Two (2) new vehicles for use by program compliance officers to conduct compliance audits and screen surplus property

 

 

 

$190,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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