ACOG FY 2021 Budget Approved
OKLAHOMA CITY — The ACOG Board of Directors approved the FY 2021 Budget at the Board meeting held on June 25, at the ACOG office, located at 4205 N. Lincoln Blvd.
The FY 2021 Budget, totaling $9,393,862, reflects an overall increase of $738,015 in revenue compared to the FY 2020 Budget. Most of this increase is due to the following factors: significant rise in the FHWA – PL pass-through funds, growth in the CMAQ Public Fleet Conversion and Small Grants pass-through funds, the anticipated receipt of the new Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES Act Supplemental funding, and the expansion of the 9-1-1 Administrative Contract due to the increased staffing for the implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).
ACOG, as the designated regional planning agency for Central Oklahoma, provides a forum for elected officials to come together and solve common problems. With local elected official guidance and consent, it also administers and manages the state and federal grant programs for which it receives funds. Through various grant funding mechanisms, membership dues, and service fees, ACOG administers four major service areas: Transportation Planning Services (Metropolitan Planning Organization – MPO), 9-1-1 & Public Safety, Community & Economic Development, and Water Resources.
The principles applied to the development of this budget and work plan are (1) the preservation and continuation of ongoing basic services to member governments of ACOG, (2) maintenance of ACOG planning and plan coordination programs at a level to allow for continued certification by state and federal agencies, (3) ongoing progress in regional priority program areas, and (4) seeking out new and sustainable funding sources for the agency.
The FY 2021 Budget is a balanced budget with revenue sources matching projected expenditures. Likewise, the services outlined in the budget/work plan and the recommended allocation of revenues are consistent with the policies of the ACOG Board of Directors, 9-1-1 ACOG Board of Directors, Intermodal Transportation Policy Committee (ITPC), and Garber-Wellington Policy Committee (GWPC).
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