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Local Government Assistance programs provide a range of State aid and assistance for all classes of local governments. Key General Fund-supported programs include the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program, which allocates unrestricted State aid to cities, towns and villages. Additionally, the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credits, Citizens Re-Organization Empowerment Grants, and the Local Government Efficiency Grant program, provide grants to local governments to encourage increased efficiency, municipal shared services and/or governmental consolidation.
The Executive Budget recommends $857 million in All Funds appropriations to fund miscellaneous State aid and assistance programs, including $824 million in General Fund support to local governments under several aid programs. The Budget also recommends $2.5 million in General Fund state operating support for the Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments and $30 million in Fiduciary Funds to cover contingency appropriation requirements. 2013-14 All Funds appropriations levels were $856 million.
AIM funding to cities, towns and villages is recommended to be maintained at $715 million. In addition, $39 million in appropriations for Citizen Empowerment Tax Credits, Citizens Re-Organization Empowerment Grants, and the Local Government Efficiency Grant program are recommended to be maintained. The Executive Budget also maintains $40 million in new appropriations and $40 million in reappropriations to be awarded by the Financial Restructuring Board through the Local Government Performance and Efficiency Program.
|Aid To Localities||856,336,217||854,463,217||(1,873,000)||82,786,000|
Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014