Local Government Assistance

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Mission

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.

Budget Highlights

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.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 0 2,500,000 2,500,000 0
Aid To Localities 856,336,217 854,463,217 (1,873,000) 82,786,000
Total 856,336,217 856,963,217 627,000 82,786,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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