As noted last week, the governor made changes by “re-directing” the appropriation from legislative intent in the language of the appropriations bill.
This second column lists some 26 additional “redirects” in the Department of Human Resources, Labor, Public Safety, Transportation, Technical and Adult Education, Secretary of the State and Agricultural Exposition Authority.
Department of Human Resources re-directs
• $150,000 – Diabetes Awareness Campaign
• $40,000 - Safe House Outreach Mentoring Program
• $75,000 – Georgia Options, Inc.
• $200,000 – Matthew Reardon Center
• $25,000 – Clayton County Rainbow House
• $140,000 – Juvenile Justice Fund for child victims of prostitution
• $300,000 – Specially equipped bus for sickle cell anemia testing
• $50,000 – Fayette County Council on Domestic Violence
• $100,000 – YMCA Youth Fit for Life Program
• $11,438,747 for unduplicated recipients in the Mental Retardation Waiver Program was re-directed to not include language.
• $721,000 for DFCS office expansions in Oconee, Walton, Carroll, Liberty and Treutlen was re-directed for projects identified on the priority list by the department.Treutlen was third on the priority list, Oconee, fourth, Walton sixth, Carroll 10th and Liberty 24th.
Department of Labor re-direct
• $50,000 for the Albany Advocacy Resource Center for a certified teacher to carry out the completion of GED classes for people with disabilities was re-directed for vocational rehabilitation purposes.
• $167,000 for the Hinesville center for the Georgia Center for the Hearing Impaired was re-directed for vocational rehabilitation.
Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority re-direct
• $50,000 for the pre-design for construction of an amphitheater was re-directed to purchase equipment.
Department of Natural Resources re-direct
• Redirected $300,000 of the $400,000 appropriated for the Waynesboro Field Trails Stable at the Di-Land Plantation for wildlife resources.
Department of Public Safety re-direct
• $250,000 for training at the North Central Law Enforcement Academy was re-directed to all academies statewide.
• $118,700 for training and costs associated with the implementation of HB1059 “Sexual Predator Act” was re-directed to the department to use for any purpose for field offices and services.
Regents, University System of Georgia re-directs
• $80,000 for the Formosan Termite project was re-directed to use for cooperative extension services.
• $350,000 for a pilot program to promote smoking cessation was re-directed for the Cancer Coalition.
• $750,000 from Emory to the Georgia Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Core Facility at the Medical College of Georgia was re-directed to the Cancer Coalition.
• $19,000 for equipment at the Glynn County Library was re-directed for public libraries.
• $180,000 for the Water Policy Planning Center at Albany State University was re-directed for public service and special funding initiatives.
• $45,000 for the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars for Georgia student scholarships in Washington, D.C. was re-directed for public service and special funding initiatives.
• $150,000 to conduct a business plan to support the incorporation efforts for South Fulton and Chattahoochee Hills was re-directed for public service and special funding initiatives.
• $100,000 for the Fort Valley Cooperative Energy Program was re-directed for teaching purposes.
• $375,000 for outdoor education at Middle Georgia College was re-directed for teaching purposes.
• $75,000 for Darton College Cordele campus repairs and office supplies was re-directed for teaching purposes.
• $100,000 for a physical education addition at Kennesaw State University was re-directed for teaching purposes.
• $125,000 to Valdosta State University for administrative costs associated with the creation of a charter school was re-directed for teaching purposes.
Secretary of State re-direct
• $50,000 for the Silver Haired Legislature was re-directed to the Secretary of State for legal expenses.
Department of Adult and Technical Education re-directs
• $892,492 for expenses was re-directed for repairs and renovations.
• $700,000 for roof repairs at the Moultrie Technical College Career Academy was re-directed for repairs and renovations prioritized by the department.
• $100,000 for the predesign of a college and technical facility in Catoosa County was re-directed for repairs and renovations prioritized by the department.
Department of Transportation re-direct
• Utilization of existing funds to construct a sound barrier along the south end of Georgia 400 was re-directed to the department to use for the State Road and Tollway Authority.
Next week – Salary package re-directs
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