Synopsis of the Commission's Budget for Fiscal Year 2000-2001

The Commission's 2000-2001 fiscal year budget totals $249.9 million. Included in this amount are $102.0 million in Public Interest Renewable funds, $69.5 million Public Interest RD & D funds, $41.2 million in ERPA funds, $13.4 million in PVEA funds, $9.0 million in federal funds, $5.8 million in General Funds, $4.5 million in reimbursement funds and $4.5 million in miscellaneous funds.

Authorized positions are 531.1. Total support funding is $57.4 million consisting of $33.7 million for personal services, $14.9 million for contracts and $8.8 million for other operating. Special item or pass through funding is $192.5 million.

The following summarizes Commission funding sources:

DERF Funds - proposed expenditure level is $417K. These are support funds for three staff and $100K for contracts. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two year encumbrance period to 6/30/02 and a liquidation period of 6/30/06 and the flexibility in the types of funding agreements and selection criteria.

ECAA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $1,243K. This includes $155K for staff support, operating and baseline contracts, and $1,088K for loans. These funds are continuously appropriated outside the Budget Bill.

ERPA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $41,198K. ERPA is the primary funding source for CEC staff, contract and operating expenses and also funds Export grants.

ETRDDA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $724K which includes $224K for the Small Business Loan Program and $500K for transportation research and development activities. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two year encumbrance period to 6/30/02 and a liquidation period to 6/30/04 and the flexibility in the types of funding agreements and selection criteria.

Federal Funds - proposed expenditure level is $8,957K. This includes $2,978K in staff support and contracts for the SEP program and $5,979K for anticipated federal awards for various Commission programs.

General Funds - expenditure level is $5,804K. This includes $5,000K for 4 staff ($278K) and grants ($4,722K) to fund the Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Emission Reduction Program; $250K to conduct a study of biomass for conversion into ethanol; and $554K local assistance for 4 member request projects.

GRDA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $267K for 3.9 staff and $700K for local assistance. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two year encumbrance period to 6/30/02 and a liquidation period to 6/30/04 for the local assistance funds.

Katz Funds - proposed expenditure level is $223K. These are support funds for 3 staff.

LJEAA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $857K for loans. These funds are continuously appropriated outside the Budget Bill.

MVA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $120K. These are support funds for approximately two staff.

Public Interest Research, Development and Demonstration Programs Trust Fund - proposed expenditure level is $7,691K for approximately 47 staff, operating and baseline contracts and $61,800K for pass through program funds. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two year encumbrance period to 6/30/02 and a liquidation period to 6/30/06, and flexibility in the types of funding agreements and selection criteria.

Public Interest Renewable Resource Trust Fund - proposed expenditure level is $2,778K for approximately 10 staff, operating and baseline contracts. Additionally, another $99,252K are continuously appropriated pass through program funds available outside the Budget Bill.

PVEA Funds - proposed expenditure level is $969K for 15 staff and $12,425K for pass through program funds. Language is included in the Budget Bill to allow for a two year encumbrance period to 6/30/02 and a liquidation period to 6/30/04 and the flexibility in the types of funding agreements and selection criteria.

Reimbursement Funds - proposed expenditure level is $4,486K for various Commission programs.

Current and Proposed Budgets