ACOG FY 2023 Budget Approved
OKLAHOMA CITY — The ACOG Board of Directors approved the FY 2023 Budget at the Board meeting held on June 30, at the ACOG office, located at 4205 N. Lincoln Blvd.
The FY 2023 Budget, totaling $13,089,021 reflects an overall increase of $2,858,553 in revenue compared to the FY 2022 Budget. Most of this increase is due to the following major factors: significant rise in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – Planning (PL) funds; growth in the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Public Fleet Conversion and Small Grants pass-through funds; the addition of the new USDOT – Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Grant and EMPOWER Project funding; the remaining unused balance of the current three-year Economic Development Administration (EDA) Planning Grant and funding for the first portion of the next threeyear EDA Planning Grant; the extension (carryover) of the remaining EDA Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Supplemental funding; the increase in Substates Planning allocation from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC); the substantial enhancement of the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Administration and Project funding levels; the addition of the Rural Fire Defense Program funding from the Forestry Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture; and the 8 percent adjustment for FY 2023 Membership Dues.
Pertaining to expenditures, the total for the FY 2023 Budget is $13,086,239 which reflects an increase of $2,855,771 compared to the FY 2022 Budget. This increase essentially correlates with the previously identified revenue changes: FHWA – PL Planning expenditures; utilization of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5303 Planning funds; CMAQ Public Fleet Conversion and Small Grants expenditures; application of the new USDOT – SS4A Safety Grant; utilization of the remaining EDA Planning Grant, along with the extension of EDA CARES Act Grant, escalated REAP Administration, and Project costs; increased 9-1-1 ACOG Administrative Contract expenditures; and the cost of participating in the Rural Fire Defense Program.
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 2023 Budget is a balanced budget with revenue sources essentially 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, ACOG MPO Policy Committee (MPO PC), and Garber-Wellington Policy Committee (GWPC).
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