ACOG FY 2022 Budget Approved
OKLAHOMA CITY — The ACOG Board of Directors approved the FY 2022 Budget at the Board meeting held on June 24, at the ACOG office, located at 4205 N. Lincoln Blvd.
The FY 2022 Budget, totaling $10,230,468, reflects an overall increase of $836,606 in revenue compared to the FY 2021 Budget. Most of this increase is due to the following major factors: significant rise in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – Planning (PL) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5303 funds, growth in the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Public Fleet Conversion and Small Grants pass-through funds, the infusion of the remaining Economic Development Administration (EDA) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Supplemental funding, the extension of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) Safety Grant, 3 the enhanced Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Administration and Project funding allocation, the expansion of the 9-1-1 Administrative Contract that now fully reflects the increased staffing for the implementation and operation of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), the remaining Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development (OOWD) Sector Partnership Grant funds, and the 5 percent adjustment for FY 2022 membership dues.
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 2022 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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