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FY 2024-25 MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET

S.B. 762 (S-1): COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE REC.

(as reported)

 

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED

POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2023-24

YEAR-TO-DATE*

FY 2024-25

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE REC.

CHANGES FROM

FY 2023-24 YEAR-TO-DATE

AMOUNT

PERCENT

FTE Positions.............................................................

1,051.0

1,051.0

0.0

0.0

GROSS......................................................................

248,340,400

265,439,400

17,099,000

6.9

Less:

 

 

 

 

Interdepartmental Grants Received............................

101,800

101,800

0

0.0

ADJUSTED GROSS...................................................

248,238,600

265,337,600

17,099,000

6.9

Less:

 

 

 

 

Federal Funds..........................................................

135,035,900

144,036,800

9,000,900

6.7

Local and Private......................................................

100,000

100,000

0

0.0

TOTAL STATE SPENDING.........................................

113,102,700

121,200,800

8,098,100

7.2

Less:

 

 

 

 

Other State Restricted Funds....................................

14,213,400

13,221,400

(992,000)

(7.0)

GENERAL FUND/GENERAL PURPOSE.....................

98,889,300

107,979,400

9,090,100

9.2

PAYMENTS TO LOCALS............................................

4,178,000

4,178,000

0

0.0

*As of February 7, 2024.

 

Major Boilerplate Changes from FY 2023-24 Year-to-Date:

1.    The Senate kept FY 2023-24 boilerplate with minor technical changes, and kept language pertaining to program goals and metrics, language providing guidelines for the eliminating veteran homelessness grants, guidelines for Selfridge Air National Guard Air Base upgrades, and rejected new Governor-proposed language that would allow realignment of non-GF/GP funding by Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority without action by the legislature.

 


FY 2023-24 Year-to-Date Appropriation..................................................

$248,340,400

$98,889,300

 

 

 

CHANGE FROM
FY 2023-24
Y-T-D

FY 2024-25 RECOMMENDED
APPROPRIATION

Gross

GF/GP

Gross

GF/GP

Baseline Adjustments

 

 

 

 

  1.   Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority (MVFA) Operating Adjustment - Chesterfield Township Home for Veterans. The Senate included a funding adjustment for the Chesterfield Township Home for Veterans to reflect increased costs and alignment of non-GF/GP revenues. The adjustment includes an additional $2,611,200 in Federal funds, an increase of $3,026,300 in GF/GP, and a reduction of $603,100 in Restricted revenue.

2,008,100

0

29,511,400

9,118,200

  2.   MVFA Operating Adjustment - Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The Senate included a funding adjustment for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to reflect increased costs and alignment of non-GF/GP revenues. The adjustment includes an additional $2,912,400 in Federal funds, and a reduction of $55,200 in Restricted revenue.

2,857,200

0

31,961,000

14,160,700

  3.   MVFA Operating Adjustment - D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The Senate included a funding adjustment for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans to reflect increased costs and alignment of non-GF/GP revenues. The adjustment includes an additional $1,695,000 in Federal funds, and a reduction of $333,000 in Restricted revenue.

1,362,000

0

25,649,700

8,453,200

  4.   DMVA Military Retirement. The Senate included $1,419,600 GF/GP to reflect an actuarially required contribution for the Military Retirement System.

1,419,600

1,419,600

2,770,600

2,770,600

  5.   National Guard Facilities Services Contract Increases. The Senate included $278,000 Federal and $9,000 GF/GP to support contractual cost increases for armed security at National Guard bases, Lansing area sites, and janitorial services at Selfridge Air National Guard base.

287,000

9,000

45,568,900

3,521,500

  6.   DMVA Air National Guard User ID Funding. The Senate included $50,000 GF/GP for the cost of user IDs as required under the National Guard's cooperative agreement regarding expenditure responsibilities.

50,000

50,000

N/A

N/A

  7.   Selfridge Air National Guard Base (One-Time). The Senate included the elimination of $10.0 million that continued infrastructure improvement to position Michigan to compete for next generation aircraft and future fighter missions.

(10,000,000)

(10,000,000)

0

0

  8.   MVFA Facilities Transition Funding (One-Time). The Senate included the elimination of $3.0 million in transition funds to improve efficiencies and service delivery as it transitions from the larger, institutional setting in Grand Rapids to a smaller home operation.

(3,000,000)

(3,000,000)

0

0

  9.   Eliminating Veteran Homelessness Grants (One-Time). The Senate included the elimination of $2.0 million GF/GP for $150,000 grants to non-profits to support efforts to eliminate homelessness among veterans. The Governor included in her FY 2024-25 recommendation the continuation of this one-time grant, but at an appropriation of $1.5 million GF/GP.

(2,000,000)

(2,000,000)

0

0

10.   Economic Adjustments. Includes $3,115,100 Gross and $1,611,500 GF/GP for total economic adjustments.

3,115,100

1,611,500

 

 

New Programs/Program Increases

 

 

 

 

11.   Michigan Army National Guard Soldier Referral Program. The Senate included a shift of $300,000 GF/GP from the National Guard Tuition Assistance Program to a new soldier referral program that would provide funding for a $1,000 referral bonus for department personnel who refer a soldier who enlist in the guard.

300,000

300,000

300,000

300,000

Eliminations/Reductions

 

 

 

 

12.   Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance Program. The Senate included a shift of $300,000 GF/GP from the tuition assistance program to establish a soldier referral program (see above).

(300,000)

(300,000)

11,239,500

11,239,500

One-Time Appropriations

 

 

 

 

13.   Eliminating Veteran Homelessness Grants. The Senate included $1.5 million GF/GP for $150,000 grants to non-profits to support efforts to eliminate homelessness among veterans. The FY 2023-24 budget included a one-time appropriation for the program at $2.0 million GF/GP.

1,500,000

1,500,000

1,500,000

1,500,000

14.   Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The Senate included $15.0 million for continued infrastructure improvement to position Michigan to compete for next generation aircraft and future fighter missions. The same one-time appropriation of $10.0 million GF/GP was included in the FY 2023-24 budget.

15,000,000

15,000,000

15,000,000

15,000,000

15.   Veterans Homes Operating Adjustments. The Senate included operating cost adjustments of $1,225,400 in GF/GP for the Chesterfield Township Home for Veterans, $2,780,300 in GF/GP for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, $112,800 in GF/GP for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, and $381,400 GF/GP for veteran homes administration.

4,499,900

4,499,900

4,499,900

4,499,900

16.   Tricare Premium Reimbursement Program. The Senate included a placeholder of $100 for support of a health insurance plan for Michigan National Guard members, with potential statutory legislation pending.

100

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Changes...............................................................................................

$17,099,000

$9,090,100

 

FY 2024-25 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE REC............................................

$265,439,400

$107,979,400

 

 

 

Date Completed: 5-8-24 Fiscal Analyst: Bruce Baker