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Maine State Budget

Curtailment

Gov. Paul LePage ordered state spending cuts on December 27, 2012. The cuts are designed to balance the two-year budget that ends June 30, 2013

The governor’s order cuts $35,452,373 from the overall budget.

Click here to open and close a list of total cuts by department.
Administrative and Financial Services -$771,650
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry -$375,000
Attorney General -$186,291
Audit -$16,322
Corrections -$1,975,068
Defense, Veterans & Emergency Mgmt. -$76,448
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education -$165
Economic and Community Development -$307,952
Education -$12,579,756
Environmental Protection -$80,000
Executive -$47,376
Finance Authority of Maine -$143,401
Foundation for Blood Research -$600
Health & Human Services -$13,359,956
Historic Preservation Commission -$2,710
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife -$306,773
Judicial -$233,000
Labor -$132,333
Law and Legislative Reference Library -$20,409
Legislature -$333,177
Maine Arts Commission -$5,000
Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services -$140,810
Maine Community College System -$724,451
Maine Development Foundation -$778
Maine Humanities Council -$709
Maine Maritime Academy -$112,696
Maine Public Broadcasting Network -$16,909
Maine State Housing Authority -$4,850
Maine State Library -$32,505
Marine Resources -$128,015
Museum -$19,583
Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability -$10,600
Office of the State Treasurer -$24,686
Public Safety -$427,169
Public Utilities Commission -$100,000
Reserve Fund for State House Preservation and Maintenance -$10,628
Secretary of State -$43,169
State Board of Corrections -$163,524
State Board of Education -$1,276
State Charter School Commission -$1,400
University of Maine System -$2,535,228

Use the database below to explore the individual programs slated for curtailment.

SOURCE: Office of Maine Governor Paul LePage

Department Program 2013 General Fund Appropriation Adjustment Initiative Description Program Impact
Administrative and Financial Services BPI Building Operations -100,000 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Administrative and Financial Services Maine Revenue Services -493,724 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Administrative and Financial Services Bureau of the Budget -80,000 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Administrative and Financial Services Office of the State Controller -15,000 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Administrative and Financial Services Veterans Tax Reimbursement -63,030 Reduces funding as the result of lower than budgeted reimbursements. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Actual payments made from this program were lower than budgeted, and no additional payments are scheduled for FY2013. There will be no program impact as a result of this reduction.
Administrative and Financial Services Veterans’ Organization Tax Reimbursement -10,885 Reduces funding as the result of lower than budgeted reimbursements. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Actual payments made from this program were lower than budgeted, and no additional payments are scheduled for FY2013. There will be no program impact as a result of this reduction.
Administrative and Financial Services Maine Board of Tax Appeals -14,011 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations -1,500 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing professional services to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduces All Other funding to maintain costs within available resources.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Animal Health & Industry -5,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing professional services to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduces All Other funding to maintain costs within available resources.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Administration Agriculture -18,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Division will maintain staffing vacancies.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Division of Plant Industry -2,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing general operations to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduces All Other funding to maintain costs within available resources.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Division of Agricultural Resource Development -20,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Division will maintain staffing vacancies.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Maine Farms for the Future -21,500 Reduces funding for grants on a one-time basis. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The department can request funds from the carrying account balance to use in place current year funding if needed.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Parks General Operations -99,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Division will maintain staffing vacancies.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Division of Forest Protection -175,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the reimbursement received from the federal government for out-of-state mobilizations in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Division will lapse less to the General Fund carrying account at the end of the fiscal year.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Maine Land Use Planning Commission -27,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Division will maintain staffing vacancies.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Geological Survey -2,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing in-state travel and groundwater investigations in the Branch Brook watershed. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduces All Other funding to maintain costs within available resources.
Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Natural Areas Program -4,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by delaying the completion of technical assistance materials in the Municipal Assistance program. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduces All Other funding to maintain costs within available resources.
Attorney General Civil Rights -9,000 Reduces All Other funding by suspending the annual spring conference for the Civil Rights Team Project. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Due to the cost of the annual conference, the decision was made to suspend it and find alternate means to impart useful information to the students across the state.
Attorney General Attorney General -102,000 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Office will continue to closely monitor Personnel Services budgets and the selected start date of newly hired staff to ensure adequate funding is available.
Attorney General Attorney General -12,000 Reduces All Other funding by eliminating computer replacement in the current fiscal year. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Office will carefully monitor all requests for new or replacement computers or computer components to ensure expenditures are warranted and within available resources.
Attorney General District Attorneys Salaries -63,291 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This Office will continue to closely monitor Personnel Services budgets and the selected start date of newly hired staff to ensure adequate funding is available.
Audit Audit Departmental Bureau -16,322 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The reductions will not adversely impact the Department of Audit’s ability to provide needed audit services to the citizens of the State of Maine
Corrections Departmentwide – Corrections -171,312 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Adult Community Corrections -343,241 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Department of Corrections -116,489 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Community Corrections – Juvenile -160,195 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Maine State Prison -413,942 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Maine Correctional Center -150,591 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Downeast Correctional Facility -103,870 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Mountain View Youth Development Center -188,995 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Corrections Long Creek Youth Development Center -326,433 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Programs must maintain vacancies to meet Curtailment commitment.
Defense, Veterans & Emergency Mgmt. Military Training /Operations -10,000 Reduces funding for repairs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Repairs on military facilities be deferred.
Defense, Veterans & Emergency Mgmt. Admin – Defense & Veterans Services -10,000 Reduces funding for projected Personal Services savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Defense, Veterans & Emergency Mgmt. Service to Veterans -30,000 Reduces funding for Personal Services by delayed hiring for a position and managing vacancies. This initiative relates to the curtailment of allotments. The program must maintain vacancies to meet the curtailment commitment.
Defense, Veterans & Emergency Mgmt. ME Emergency Management Agency -26,448 Reduces funding for Personal Services by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education -165 Reduces funding available for general operating expenses. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The agency will attempt to find alternate funding sources for costs related to hatchery operations, including personnel and energy.
Economic and Community Development Innovation – Office of -307,952 Reduces funding for the Maine Technology Institute. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The impact of this curtailment will result in fewer available grants.
Education General Purpose Aid for Local Schools -12,579,756 Reduces funding for subsidy payments to school administrative units. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. School administrative units (SAU’s) funding will be reduced. SAU’s may choose to raise additional funds, use balance forward funds, make budget reductions or a combination of these.
Executive Ombudsman Program -17,150 Reduces funding from reduced contractual obligations. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The new contract for Ombudsman services is at a lower rate than past contracts, therefore the reduction will have no impact on services.
Executive Governor’s Office -30,226 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Because the savings were generated through vacancies and through actual costs being lower than budgeted, there will be no additional program impact from this reduction.
Finance Authority of Maine Student Financial Assistance Programs -143,401 Reduces funding for student grants. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Based on current projections of student take-rates in the Maine State Grant Program, FAME should be able to absorb the cut.
Foundation for Blood Research ScienceWorks for ME -600 Reduces funding for staff who solicit donations of scientific equipment and supplies from vendors for distribution to Maine schools and for the number of demonstrations for teachers and students of new testing technologies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The majority of project funds are used for salaries and wages. Funding cuts will result in a proportional reduction in staff time and reduce the number of educational services provided in support of Maine science teachers.
Health & Human Services Child Support -618 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This contract reduction has minimal impact.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Mental Health -1,533,761 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services that can be provided by decreasing the contractual amount to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Providers across the State of Maine.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Medical Services -306,128 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal will reduce contracts that have some flexibility in being able to scale back the scope of work relative to the reduction without adverse consequences.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Children with Special Needs -54,883 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services that can be provided by decreasing the contractual amount to substance abuse and mental health service providers across the State.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Children with Special Needs -850,000 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The proposal will reduce funding available for respite care for families who have children with behavioral health needs.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Children with Special Needs -300,000 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The proposal will reduce funding available for durable goods and services to support treatment / case plans for children with behavioral health needs.
Health & Human Services State Funded Foster Care/Adoption Assistance -1,400,000 Reduces funding for child adoption subsidies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This funding represents Child Adoption Subsidies that will be reduced in the fourth quarter of the year.
Health & Human Services State Funded Foster Care/Adoption Assistance -1,900,000 Reduces funding through the transfer of expenditures to an Other Special Revenue Funds earned revenue account. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. OCFS cycle payments are estimated and running very tight with the overall budget. This may affect program’s ability to deliver services in the fourth quarter.
Health & Human Services State Funded Foster Care/Adoption Assistance -75,000 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The proposal will reduce funding for family reunification services.
Health & Human Services Office of Elder Services Central Office -173,908 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces contractual services with the least amount of impact to direct service bearing in mind that some programs operate with a wait list.
Health & Human Services Office of Management and Budget -32,758 Reduces funding for general operations. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A reduction in general operating expenses in the Office of Management and Budget could negatively impact reconciliation cost allocation plan transfers between the General Fund and Other Special Revenue Funds.
Health & Human Services Office of Management and Budget -15,319 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces contractual services with the least amount of impact to direct service bearing in mind that some programs operate with a wait list.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Health -77,155 Reduces funding for vaccine purchases. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will reduce vaccines purchased by the Immunization Program
Health & Human Services OMB Division of Regional Business Operations -38,675 Reduces funding for general operations. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A reduction in general operating expenses in the Office of Management and Budget Regional Operations could negatively impact reconciliation cost allocation plan transfers between the General Fund and Other Special Revenue Funds.
Health & Human Services Independent Housing with Services -168,384 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces contractual services with the least amount of impact to direct service bearing in mind that some programs operate with a wait list.
Health & Human Services State Funds for Purchased Social Services -45,000 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. These funds support the review of Nursing Home Regulations and the development of a training program for Personal Support Specialists. This work will not be completed before the end of the contract term. Approximately $12,000 for work performed in November and December remains to be invoiced. Therefore, this cooperative agreement can be reduced by $45,000.
Health & Human Services State Funds for Purchased Social Services -27,271 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services by substance abuse and mental health service providers across the State.
Health & Human Services State Funds for Purchased Social Services -82,044 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The proposal will reduce funding for home visiting services.
Health & Human Services Child and Family Services – Central -1,958 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services that can be provided by decreasing the contractual amount to substance abuse and mental health service providers across the State.
Health & Human Services Home Based Care -124,736 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces contractual services with the least amount of impact to direct service bearing in mind that some programs operate with a wait list.
Health & Human Services Family Independence – Regional -20,599 Reduces funding for general operations. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A reduction in general operating expenses in the Office for Family Independence’s Regional offices could negatively impact reconciliation cost allocation plan transfers between the General Fund and Other Special Revenue Funds.
Health & Human Services DHS – Departmentwide -1,261,721 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces funding in contracts that have been closed out but have remaining unspent balances.
Health & Human Services Departmentwide -2,500,000 Reduces funding from salary savings to be achieved after all attrition and other savings initiatives have been met. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. DHHS may have to manage hiring/vacancy rates in the second half of the year
Health & Human Services Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Match -337,517 Reducing funding by utilizing balances that carried forward from fiscal year 2011-12. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. New Initiatives will not be financially supported
Health & Human Services Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Match -18,136 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The proposal will reduce funding available for home visiting services.
Health & Human Services Office for Family Independence -313,726 Reduces funding for general operations. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A reduction in general operating expenses in the Office for Family Independence’s Central Office could negatively impact reconciliation cost allocation plan transfers between the General Fund and Other Special Revenue Funds
Health & Human Services Office for Family Independence -150 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Contract reduction has minimal impact.
Health & Human Services Multicultural Svcs, Rates & Quality Improvement -171 Reduces funding for in-state travel. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will reduce in-state travel in the Multicultural Affairs program.
Health & Human Services Division of Purchased Services -8,125 Reduces funding for general operations. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will reduce funding for general operating expenses in the Division of Purchased Services.
Health & Human Services Division of Licensing & Regulatory Services -19,790 Reduces funding for information technology costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A late start up by the Office of Information Technology on the ALMS in the Div. of Licensing and Regulatory Services has created savings.
Health & Human Services Bureau of Mental Health -198,189 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services by substance abuse and mental health service providers across the State.
Health & Human Services Developmental Services – Community -92,277 Reduces funding for client services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative may affect ability to deliver planned developmental services to our clients.
Health & Human Services Developmental Services – Community -891,693 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces contractual services with the least amount of impact to direct service bearing in mind that some programs operate with a wait list.
Health & Human Services Forensic Services -1,993 Reduces funding for training. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Training account for the evaluators for forensic clients in court will be reduced.
Health & Human Services Riverview Psychiatric Center -1,603 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will result in a small decrease in funding for professional auditing services.
Health & Human Services Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center -1,603 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will result in a small decrease in funding for professional auditing services.
Health & Human Services Office of Substance Abuse -359,740 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services by substance abuse and mental health service providers across the State.
Health & Human Services Driver Education and Evaluation Program -28,612 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services by substance abuse and mental health service providers across the State.
Health & Human Services Departmentwide – BDS -171,713 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces funding in contracts that have been closed out but have remaining unspent balances.
Historic Preservation Commission Me. Historic Preservation Commission -1,600 Reduces funding no longer needed for operating costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This impact of this initiative is expected to be minimal.
Historic Preservation Commission Me. Historic Preservation Commission -1,110 Reduces funding by transferring costs to federal funding sources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Costs will be shifted to the related Federal Expenditures Fund account
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife 0531 Licensing Services – IF&W -13,300 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Division of Licensing and Registration has managed vacancies and hired a position at a lower step than was budgeted and as a result has created savings.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Office of the Commissioner – IF&W -22,876 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing general operations to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Office of the Commissioner’s general operations expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife License & Registration -21,209 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing general operations to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Licensing and Registration general operations expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Resource Management – Wildlife -105,234 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Bureau of Resource Management Wildlife Division has managed vacancies and realigned staff on a temporary basis by increasing the salary funding ratio of staff to rely more on federal dollars.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Resource Management -10,000 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing professional services to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Bureau of Resource Management Fisheries Division professional services expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Nongame Endangered Species -2,186 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing office and other supplies to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Nongame Endangered Species office and other supplies expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Warden Service -113,238 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing rents to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Warden Service rent expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Search and Rescue -5,357 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing rents to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Search and Rescue rent expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Public Information and Education – IF &W -13,373 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings achieved by reducing professional services to maintain costs within available resources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. A portion of the Public Information and Education professional services expenses will be paid from Other Special Revenue Funds.
Judicial Judicial – Debt Service -233,000 Reduces funding for debt service. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Debt service needs were recalculated based on revised interest rates and a revised issuance date of bonds this spring and determined that these savings could be achieved.
Labor Rehabilitation Services -20,000 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal would reduce the services that can be provided by decreasing the contractual amount for telecommunications devices for people with disabilities and other Maine Center on Deafness services.
Labor Rehabilitation Services -10,000 Reduces funding for services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This proposal reduces funding for Interpreter services and funding for the Deaf Culture Tea.
Labor Administration Labor -5,000 Reduces funding by transferring Service Center costs from General Fund to other Special Revenue Funds within the same program account. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Minimal impact – still meets necessary ratio to comply with indirect cost plan requirements.
Labor Blind and Visually Impaired -35,000 Reduces funding for contracts. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Contract includes a position that will not be filled until after Dec 30, 2012. Since program has not filled position as of yet funding will not be need for that time.
Labor Women Work and Community – Maine Centers for -12,000 Reduces funding for contracted services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative reduces funding for a pass-through contract with Women, Work and Community resulting in a reduction of provided services.
Labor Employment Services Activity -22,333 Reduces funding for tuition costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduced amount of tuition reimbursement funds available to apprentices since costs are not as high as projected.
Labor Employment Services Activity -21,000 Reduces funding through managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Personal Services savings are available. No additional impact in SFY13 as GF position was unfilled for first 5 months of fiscal year.
Labor Maine Labor Relations Board -7,000 Reduces funding through managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Personal Services savings are available.
Law and Legislative Reference Library Law and Legislative Reference Library -20,409 Reduces funding for operating costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments.
Legislature Legislative -333,177 Reduces funding for operating costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments.
Maine Arts Commission Arts & Humanities Administration -5,000 Reduces grant funding. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will reduce the amount of funding available for grant recipient promotional activity.
Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services -75,810 Reduces funding to reflect Personal Services savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will have no program impact because it reflects actual personal services savings year-to-date and leaves the Commission with adequate personal services allotment to cover its anticipated staffing for the balance of the fiscal year. Of these savings, $67,956.00 is based on our not filling the Office Specialist II position for all of FY’13. The remaining $7,854.00 results from several other Commission positions having been open for various periods in Quarters 1 and 2. We expect all positions other than the Office Specialist II to be filled for all of Q3 and Q4.
Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services -65,000 Reduces funding for indigent legal services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will delay payment to attorneys who have represented indigent individuals.
Maine Community College System Maine Community College System -724,451 Reduces funding for the Maine Community College System. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The impact of this curtailment will include: reduced availability of courses, faculty reduction, withhold ECforME courses for approximately 25 Community college students, grant suspension for the on line course program and defer certain capital expenditures.
Maine Development Foundation Development Foundation -445 Reduces funding for grant to support Realize Maine program. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Limitation of a competitive grant program for 8 regional groups and limitation of technical assistance and support from MDF.
Maine Development Foundation Development Foundation -333 Reduces funding for grant to support Maine Street programs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. MDF would have to limit technical assistance and development support for 30 participating communities
Maine Humanities Council Maine Humanities Council -709 Reduces funding for grants. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The council distributes funding to communities across the state as grants to cultural nonprofits to development public humanities programming. The reduction will reduce the number of grants awarded by approximately one.
Maine Maritime Academy ME Maritime Academy -112,696 Reduces funding for the Maine Maritime Academy. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The academy will delay filling vacancies and delay making any non critical purchases until the curtailment amount is absorbed.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation -16,909 Reduces funding for the Public Broadcasting System. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. MPBN will absorb the curtailment within their existing operating budget through 6/30/2013.
Maine State Housing Authority Shelter Operating Subsidy -4,850 Reduces funding on a one-time basis for the Shelter Operating Subsidy program by utilizing other resources available to the authority. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Maine State Housing Authority has other resources that it can use to offset the reduction of General Fund resources in fiscal year 2012-13 which will mitigate any impact to the program.
Maine State Library Library & Development Services -20,000 Reduces funding as a result of salary and benefits savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Reduces funding from salary and benefit savings after accounting for attrition. This will cause a delay in pursuing and hiring an Early Childhood Literacy Consultant.
Maine State Library Library & Development Services -10,205 Reduces funding from charging the cost of one position to federal funding sources. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The responsibilities of the position are more closely aligned with the Federal program.
Maine State Library Library & Development Services -2,300 Reduces funding for books and periodicals. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. MSL Book budget will be reduced and will primarily impact e-Content subscriptions and materials.
Marine Resources Bureau of Research Management -22,490 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in All Other from Central Fleet and office supplies due to personnel vacancies in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Bureau of Resource Management has been managing vacancies and has recognized temporary savings in Central Fleet mileage charges and supplies with less staff.
Marine Resources Bureau of Marine Patrol -2,477 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in All Other from Central Fleet and office supplies due to personnel vacancies in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Bureau of Marine Patrol has been managing vacancies and has recognized temporary savings in Central Fleet mileage charges with less staff.
Marine Resources Office of the Commissioner -2,109 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in All Other from Central Fleet and office supplies due to personnel vacancies in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Office of the Commissioner has been managing vacancies and has recognized temporary savings in technology cost with less staff.
Marine Resources Sea Run Fisheries & Habitat -98,287 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries has managed vacancies and realigned staff on a temporary basis to work on Federal projects and as a result has created savings.
Marine Resources Sea Run Fisheries & Habitat -2,652 Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in All Other from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2012-13. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries has been managing vacancies and has recognized temporary savings in travel, training and general operations with less staff.
Museum Museum Administration -19,583 Reduces funding from salary savings from three Museum Technician I positions. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. $11,640 in salary savings from a vacant Museum Technician I position has accrued since the beginning of FY13 and will be used to meet the curtailment target. This position will be filled beginning in January 2013. The remaining curtailment target funds, will accrue from salary savings from two intermittent seasonal Museum Technician I positions. As a result of keeping these positions vacant the Museum will not be able to resume Sunday hours, which was scheduled to occur in June 2013.
Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Program Evaluation and Government Accountability -10,600 Reduces funding for operating costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments.
Office of the State Treasurer Treasury Department Operations -24,686 Reduces funding for banking services. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. NO FISCAL IMPACT. The Treasurer’s Office negotiated with the Bank to receive one-time waivers of some banking fees. THIS IS NOT ONGOING SAVINGS.
Public Safety State Police -162,169 Reduces funding by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Positions have been unfilled for the first six months of the fiscal year.
Public Safety Liquor Licensing -65,000 Reduces funding by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Positions have been unfilled for the first six months of the fiscal year.
Public Safety State Fire Marshal -50,000 Reduces funding by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Positions have been unfilled for the first six months of the fiscal year.
Public Safety Gambling Control -150,000 Reduces funding by managing vacancies. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Positions have been unfilled or paid at a lower step than budgeted for the first six months of the fiscal year.
Public Utilities Commission Emergency Services Communication – E-911 Fund -100,000 Reduces funding designated for transition of E9-1-1 to NG9-1-1. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Due to a delay of the transition to NG9-1-1, the funds will not be needed until the next biennium.
Reserve Fund for State House Preservation and Maintenance Reserve Fund for State House Preservation and Maintenance -10,628 Reduces funding for operating costs. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments.
Secretary of State Administrative Services and Corporations – Bureau of -18,549 Reduces funding by freezing one vacant Customer Representative Specialist – Corporations position for 9 pay periods. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. Keeping this position vacant will further delay the ability of the bureau to process backlogs for corporate and UCC related filings. It is expected that the backlog will further increase to 12-14 working days.
Secretary of State Administrative Services and Corporations – Bureau of -6,300 Reduces funding from salary savings. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. There is no program impact anticipated from this action.
Secretary of State Administrative Services and Corporations – Bureau of -18,320 Reduces funding by freezing one Deputy Secretary of State position for 10.5 pay periods beginning in January 2013. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. These duties will be assigned to other office staff or referred to management in the specific bureau for response and/or implementation.
State Board of Corrections State Board of Corrections Investment Fund -163,524 Reduces funding available for county jail support. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative will further delay the funding of capital expenditures, program needs and operational deficits.
State Board of Education State Board of Education -1,276 Reduces funding for per diem expenses for board members. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. This initiative could restrict travel to and attendance at meetings and events.
State Charter School Commission State Charter School Commission -1,400 Reduces funding by recognizing start up costs that were lower than anticipated. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. No program impact is anticipated at this time.
University of Maine System University of Maine System -2,535,228 Reduces funding available for the University of Maine System. This initiative relates to curtailment of allotments. The system will conduct a review of administrative functions including Information technology, human resources and procurement. The goal is to identify savings that will minimize the potential impact of this curtailment on students
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