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Budget System Now Open For FY2016-2023 Capital Outlay Requests
The “Capital Outlay Request” portion of the Online Budget Request System is now available for your organization to submit project requests for the FY 2016-2023 Capital Improvements Plan and FY 2016 Capital Budget. The Project Submittal and Evaluation Guidelines document provides additional information regarding eligible project submittals, agency participation requirements, and rating criteria that will be used to evaluate project requests.
The deadline for capital outlay request submissions is July 1, 2014. Any submissions made after this date will not be considered.
Now that the Capital Budget has a dedicated funding source, it is important for agencies to ensure that capital outlay submissions are accurate and up-to-date. Since the budget system rolls over existing project submittals each year, agencies are highly encouraged to review existing projects in the system to ensure that they are still valid. Invalid requests should be deleted from the system. Valid requests should be updated. Projects containing outdated or unclear information will be excluded from consideration. Agencies should be aware that the existence of outdated project requests within the budget system puts all of that agency’s requests into question.
Agencies are encouraged to review the Long-Range Capital Planning Commission’s Guiding Principles and Evaluation Criteria, located on the website, to ensure that capital outlay requests are consistent with the Commission’s goals.
The Budget Request System page (opens in new window) provides more information on entering budget requests.
Please be aware that this is the last year that the current online budget system will be utilized. OMES’ Budget Division is currently developing a new budget system that should be more user-friendly and will streamline the budgeting process. You should be receiving information about the new system later this year.
DCAM’s Capital Planning staff is available to assist you with any questions regarding the capital planning process. Please feel free to contact us; we are here to help you.
FY 2015 Capital Budget Approved
The FY2015-2022 Capital Improvements Plan and FY2015 Capital Budget were recently approved by the State Legislature. The FY2015 Capital Budget provides $29.5 million to implement 100 capital projects in 16 State agencies. If your agency was awarded project funding, you should have received an email notification on March 26, 2014.
During the 2012 and 2013 Legislative Sessions, a number of statutory changes were made to improve the capital budgeting process. Highlights include: