8(g) Annual Programs & Reports
 
BESE and the 8(g) staff oversee all activities for the three grant programs--the 8(g) Competitive Grant Program, the 8(g) Student Enhancement Block Grant Program, and the 8(g) Statewide Grant Program--and operates within three fiscal years. During the current year of project implementation, the BESE 8(g) Office begins building the annual program and budget for the upcoming fiscal year and oversees the fiscal monitoring (audits) of projects implemented in the previous fiscal year.

When building the 8(g) Annual Program and Budget, BESE follows a set process. Each year, a public hearing is held to receive input from the public-at-large for the expenditure of Support Fund proceeds for elementary and secondary education. The 8(g) Advisory Council, comprised of educators and administrators from all levels as well as representatives of business, labor, the Parent Teacher Association, and the Legislature, meets to review the minutes from the public hearing and to recommend priorities to the Board. BESE requests statewide project budget projections for review and analysis by Board staff and receives the 8(g) Annual Report of prior year projects, including evaluation results and expenditures, to determine cost effectiveness and project impact.

The Constitution and statutory law provide that BESE must annually submit the program and budget to the Legislature and the governor at least 60 days prior to the regular session. Each year, the Joint House and Senate Education Committee holds a public hearing to review the proposed program and budget.


2015-2016 8(g) Annual Program
BESE's overall Kevin P. Reilly, Sr. Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund - 8(g) allocation for 2015-2016 totals $24,500,000. In comparison with the previous year's funding, the overall allocation increased by $500,000. BESE approved the 2015-2016 program and budget on October 15, 2014.


2014-2015 8(g) Annual Program

BESE's overall Kevin P. Reilly, Sr. Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund - 8(g) allocation for 2014-2015 totals $24,000,000. In comparison with the previous year's funding, the overall allocation increased by $657,000. BESE approved the 2014-2015 program and budget on October 16, 2013. BESE revised the 2014-15 program and budget on January 15, 2015.
2013-2014 8(g) Annual Program
BESE's overall Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund - 8(g) allocation for 2013-2014 totals $23,343,000. In comparison with the previous year's funding, the overall allocation decreased by $1,157,000. BESE approved the 2013-2014 program and budget on January 16, 2013. BESE revised the 2013-14 program and budget on June 19, 2013 and March 7, 2014.

2012-2013 8(g) Annual Program
BESE's overall Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund - 8(g) allocation for 2012-2013 totals $24,500,000. In comparison with the previous year's funding, the overall allocation increased by $2,531,400. BESE approved the 2012-2013 program and budget on December 7, 2011. BESE revised the 2012-13 program and budget on April 18, 2012 and August 15, 2012.


2011-2012 8(g) Annual Program
BESE's overall Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund - 8(g) allocation for 2011-2012 totals $21,968,600. In comparison with the previous year's funding, the overall allocation decreased by $16,031,400 due to declining interest income and royalties. BESE approved the 2011-2012 program and budget on February 17, 2011.