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FY 2023-24 MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET

S.B. 197 (S-3): SENATE APPROPRIATIONS REC.

(as reported)

Committee: Appropriations                                 Throughout this document Senate means Committee Recommendation

 

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED

POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2022-23

YEAR-TO-DATE*

FY 2023-24

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS REC.

CHANGES FROM

FY 2022-23 YEAR-TO-DATE

AMOUNT

PERCENT

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

 1,054.5

 1,072.5

 18.0

 1.7 

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

 362,366,000

 240,154,100

 (122,211,900)

 (33.7)

Less:

 

 

 

 

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

 101,800

 101,800

 0

 0.0 

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

 362,264,200

 240,052,300

 (122,211,900)

 (33.7)

Less:

 

 

 

 

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

 200,364,300

 134,445,400

 (65,918,900)

 (32.9)

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

 640,000

 100,000

 (540,000)

 (84.4)

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

 161,259,900

 105,506,900

 (55,753,000)

 (34.6)

Less:

 

 

 

 

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

 18,794,900

 14,213,400

 (4,581,500)

 (24.4)

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

 142,465,000

 91,293,500

 (51,171,500)

 (35.9)

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

 4,176,000

 4,178,000

 2,000

 0.0 

*As of February 7, 2023.

 

Major Boilerplate Changes from FY 2022-23 Year-to-Date:

1.   New Boilerplate. Senate included new language to require reporting of armory modernization project (Sec. 302F); allows for carryforward of private donations to Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (Sec. 404 (3)); provides for carry forward of appropriation for Veteran Service Grants (Sec. 411(5)); requires veterans cemetery report (Sec. 414); guidelines for suicide prevention program (Sec. 415); require report on new Marquette veterans home (Sec. 464): and requires carry forward of Federal funds for Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority.

2.   Boilerplate Eliminations/Amendments. Senate removed reporting of legacy costs (Sec. 214); permits legislature to transfer funds by resolution (Sec. 218); requiring reporting of plans for lawsuit payments (Sec. 225); prohibits COVID-19 vaccination requirements (Sec. 228); report on vaccine waivers (Sec. 313); retirement processing report (Sec. 314); requires on-site, board certified psychiatrist at veterans homes (Sec. 458); and changes most boilerplate reporting requirements from biannual to annual reporting.

 

 

 


FY 2022-23 Year-to-Date Appropriation..................................................

$362,366,000

$142,465,000

 

 

 

CHANGE FROM
FY 2022-23
 Y-T-D

FY 2023-24 RECOMMENDED
 APPROPRIATION

Gross

GF/GP

Gross

GF/GP

Baseline Adjustments

 

 

 

 

  1.  Federal Unallowable Costs. Senate included $569,200  to cover costs for military leave and firefighters' compensation time that is no longer reimbursable under the State-Federal agreement.

569,200

569,200

 

 

  2.  Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Operating Adjustment. Senate included an adjustment to reflect anticipated revenues which included $700,700 Federal and ($735,700) restricted.

4,882,100

4,917,100

28,175,400

13,465,400

  3.  Chesterfield Township Home for Veterans Operating Adjustment. Senate included an adjustment to reflect anticipated revenues which included $3.5 million Federal and ($153,300) restricted.

5,610,000

2,271,800

26,856,500

8,731,700

  4.  D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Operating Adjustment. Senate included an adjustment to reflect anticipated revenues which included $1,237,100 Federal and ($2,994,100) restricted.

(1,757,000)

0

23,347,200

7,985,300

  5.  Michigan Veteran Homes Administration. Senate included an adjustment to reflect anticipated revenues of $700,000.

700,000

700,000

3,581,300

3,581,300

  6.  Post and Posthumous Funds. Senate removed spending authority for donated funds ($540,000) due to using boilerplate spending authority.

(540,000)

0

0

0

  7.  Military Retirement. Senate included an adjustment of ($106,000) to reflect actual cost of providing retirement benefits for FY 2023-24.

(106,000)

(106,000)

1,351,000

1,351,000

  8.  Facilities Inflation Adjustment - Headquarters and Armories.

115,400

52,100

21,881,000

7,987,800

  9.  Facilities Inflation Adjustment - Michigan Youth ChalleNGe.

3,400

1,000

10,145,400

3,301,400

10.  Facilities Inflation Adjustment - Military Training Sites.

61,200

5,200

44,500,900

3,431,600

11.  Economic Adjustments. Includes ($819,200) Gross and ($335,900) GF/GP for total economic adjustments.

(819,200)

(335,900)

 

 

New Programs/Program Increases (see also One-Time Appropriations)

 

 

 

 

12.  Veterans Suicide Prevention. Senate included $1.2 million and 2.0 FTEs in support of a suicide outreach program targeted to service members, veterans, and their families. Creates an ongoing program which first appeared in the FY 2022-23 budget as a onetime appropriation.

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

1,200,000

13.  VA Claims Assistance. Senate included $500,000 and 3.0 FTEs to provide additional veterans service officers for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in under-served areas and in support of increased need for claims assistance with newly enacted Federal legislation adding benefits for veterans with experienced toxic exposures.

500,000

500,000

9,265,800

9,205,800

14.  Selfridge Air National Guard Base Operations. Senate included $1.2 million Federal and 13.0 FTEs for facilities operations and maintenance to bring support up to the standards of the National Guard's Federal-State agreement.

1,475,000

269,000

 

 

Eliminations/Reductions- NONE (see also One-Time Appropriations)

 

 

 

 

One-Time Appropriations

 

 

 

 

15.  Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Senate included funds of $10.0 million to continue infrastructure improvement to position Michigan to compete for next generation aircraft and future fighter missions.

10,000,000

10,000,000

 

 

16.  MVFA Operating Adjustment - Transition. Senate included $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

 

 

17.  Armory Modernization. Eliminated $115.0 gross, $60.0 million Federal, and $55.0 million GF/GP which was to physically modify all armories to provide equitable accommodations for female service members and other projects.

(115,000,000)

(55,000,000)

 

 

18.  State Veterans Cemetery. Eliminated funding of $12.0 million gross, $10.5 million Federal, and $1.5 million GF/GP to acquire, or to designate, State land as a State veterans cemetery, and for costs of engineering, designing, conducting environmental impact studies, preparing the land, and other ongoing expenses of operating a State veterans cemetery.

(12,000,000)

(1,500,000)

 

 

19.  Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Transition. Eliminated $6.5 million gross, $1.8 million Federal, $0.5 million restricted and $4.1 million to support continuing efforts to fully transition efforts to a new facility.

(6,456,000)

(4,065,000)

 

 

20.  Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Eliminated of $6.1 million for air base expansion project.

(6,100,000)

(6,100,000)

 

 

21.  MVFA Facilities Transition Funding. Eliminated $6.0 million that provided transition support for adjustments to funding levels for new veterans homes at Grand Rapids and Chesterfield Township.

(6,000,000)

(6,000,000)

 

 

22.  Veterans Suicide Prevention Outreach. Eliminated one-time outreach campaign targeting current and former service members and their families for reducing the incidence of suicide.

(1,200,000)

(1,200,000)

 

 

23.  Veterans Cemetery Feasibility Study. Eliminated of funding for a contracted study to evaluate the need for a new State veterans cemetery in Northern Michigan, possible locations, and projected cost.

(250,000)

(250,000)

 

 

24.  Michigan Volunteer Defense Force. Eliminated funding to update uniforms, training, equipment and operations of the Michigan Volunteer Defense Force.

(100,000)

(100,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

($122,211,900)

($51,171,500)

 

FY 2023-24 SENATE APPROPRIATIONS REC..............................................

$240,154,100

$91,293,500

 

 

 

Date Completed: 5-2-23                                                                                                     Fiscal Analyst: Bruce Baker