The Alaska Citizen's Guide to the Budget

 

1.1.2 Capital Appropriations

The legislature decided to spend $1.476 billion on capital projects in FY 2002. Here we look at these capital appropriations in detail, including some debt service that is separately reported in the summary of appropriations, but excluding a few items reported in a special "statewide" category—some non-debt fund capitalization, supplemental appropriations, and new legislation. Most of this money came from the federal government, but about $ .272 billion came from borrowing through the sale of bonds. If we net out this borrowing, that will be paid back in future years, as well as a few duplicated appropriations, the net appropriation, or actual current year draw on available revenues, was $1.162 billion.

We can look at where the money was spent in several ways—by department, function, program, fund source, target population, object, appropriation bill, etc.

Here first is a breakdown of capital spending by department, also showing the funding source.

Capital Spending by Fund Source, FY 2002

Department Total Expenditures General Fund Federal Special Funds
Transportation & Public Fac $958,144,421 $61,448,465 $666,885,739 $229,810,217
Community & Economic Dev 95,839,010 15,586,675 77,542,835 2,709,500
Environmental Conservation 93,494,600 1,300,000 57,444,600 34,750,000
Education & Early Dev 78,435,197 2,370,000 0 76,065,197
University of Alaska 67,979,000 7,033,300 33,500,000 27,445,700
Debt Service & Specials 40,979,682 4,602,982 15,848,300 20,528,400
Health & Social Services 37,654,000 12,669,400 2,786,500 22,198,100
Revenue 35,270,460 510,000 15,340,000 19,295,460
Natural Resources 29,568,300 1,965,500 15,390,000 12,212,800
Administration 20,457,000 1,718,860 14,893,700 3,844,440
Governor 18,812,889 812,889 18,000,000 0
Fish and Game 15,237,700 1,175,000 13,198,100 864,600
Muni Capital Matching Grants* 13,318,935 0 0 13,489,686
Public Safety 12,083,500 2,207,600 6,550,000 3,325,900
Military & Veterans Affairs 5,142,700 1,222,300 3,254,400 666,000
Unincorp Comm Cap Match Grants** 2,727,537 0 0 2,752,537
Alaska Court System 2,125,000 2,125,000 0 0
Corrections 1,750,000 1,250,000 100,000 400,000
Labor & Workforce Dev 100,000 0 0 100,000
TOTAL $1,529,119,931 $117,997,971 $940,734,174 $470,458,537
Source: Legislative Finance (02enactCap.xls)

*Omission of $170,751 (Ketchikan Road and Street Improvements) in total.
** Omission of $25,000 (Tazlina Old School Loop Road Improvements) in total.

 

Spending by department is not particularly useful in showing where the money is really going. Here is a table showing capital expenditures by program which is a little more informative, but since $366 million of capital spending is not identified with a program, it doesn't give a complete picture.

Alaska Agency Capital Spending by Program and Fund Source
FY 2002

Program Total Expenditures General Fund Federal Special Funds CBR Fund
Surface Transportation Program $484,756,482 $0 $484,656,482 $100,000 $0
Airport Improvement Program 344,555,732 0 154,626,257 189,929,475 0
Statewide Federal Programs 87,323,800 48,938,800 24,735,000 13,650,000 0
Construction, Renovation, and Improvement of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 76,065,197 0 0 76,065,197 0
Village Safe Water Projects 51,303,900 0 38,477,300 12,826,600 0
Fund Capitalizations 40,979,682 4,602,982 15,848,300 20,528,400 0
Municipal Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Matching Grant Projects 23,510,600 0 9,605,000 13,905,600 0
Construction and Renovation of University Facilities 20,254,000 0 0 20,254,000 0
Construction and Renovation of Port and Harbor Facilities 13,623,642 0 0 13,623,642 0
Grants to Municipalities (AS 37.05.315) 12,076,600 11,467,100 0 609,500 0
Village Safe Water Feasibility Studies 3,825,000 0 2,868,300 956,700 0
Grants to Named Recipients (AS 37.05.316) 3,173,575 2,507,575 0 666,000 0
Alaska Public Broadcasting Grants (AS 44.21.268) 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 0 0
Alaska Energy Authority - Grants to Named Recipients (AS 37.05.316) 750,000 750,000 0 0 0
Grants to Unincorporated Communities (AS 37.05.317) 157,000 157,000 0 0 0
None Listed 365,764,721 48,574,514 209,917,535 107,343,423 125,000
TOTAL*
$1,529,119,931 $117,997,971 $940,734,174 $470,458,537 $125,000

*See error description

Source: Legislative Finance (02enactCap.xls)

     

 

Detail of Capital Spending by Department Where No Programs Identified

Program Total Expenditures General Fund Federal Special Funds CBR Fund
Community & Economic Dev $80,422,835 $780,000 $77,542,835 $2,100,000 $0
University of Alaska 47,725,000 7,033,300 33,500,000 7,191,700 0
Health & Social Services 37,604,000 12,619,400 2,786,500 22,198,100 0
Revenue 35,270,460 510,000 15,340,000 19,295,460 125,000
Natural Resources 29,543,300 1,940,500 15,390,000 12,212,800 0
Transportation & Public Fac 27,884,765 12,509,665 2,868,000 12,507,100 0
Administration 19,457,000 718,860 14,893,700 3,844,440 0
Governor 18,812,889 812,889 18,000,000 0 0
Fish and Game 15,237,700 1,175,000 13,198,100 864,600 0
Environmental Conservation 14,855,100 1,300,000 6,494,000 7,061,100 0
Muni Capital Matching Grants 13,318,935 0 0 13,489,686 0
Public Safety 12,083,500 2,207,600 6,550,000 3,325,900 0
Military & Veterans Affairs 4,476,700 1,222,300 3,254,400 0 0
Unincorp Comm Cap Match Grants 2,727,537 0 0 2,752,537 0
Education & Early Dev 2,370,000 2,370,000 0 0 0
Alaska Court System 2,125,000 2,125,000 0 0 0
Corrections 1,750,000 1,250,000 100,000 400,000 0
Labor & Workforce Dev 100,000 0 0 100,000 0
TOTAL $365,764,721 $48,574,514 $209,917,535 $107,343,423 $125,000
Source: Legislative Finance (02enactCap.xls)

 

The largest individual projects identified in the next table show that there are some very big projects indeed that take a significant part of the capital budget. Most projects are for new construction or repair and maintenance of existing facilities, but some capital expenditures are for the purchase of equipment, and some look like they could just as easily be in the operations category.

2002 Capital Projects over $10 million

Agency Project Total Expenditures Federal General Fund Special Funds
Transportation & Public Fac Surface Transportation Preconstruction $71,200,000 $71,200,000 $0 $0
Transportation & Public Fac Parks Highway: Parks Highway and Glenn Highway Interchange 50,700,000 50,700,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Federal-Aid Highway State Match 41,000,000 0 41,000,000 0
Transportation & Public Fac Alaska International Airport System Bond Issuance Costs 33,217,200 0 0 33,217,200
Transportation & Public Fac Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport: Field Maintenance Facility 32,000,000 2,600,000 0 29,400,000
Community & Economic Dev Operation Renew Hope 30,000,000 30,000,000 0 0
University of Alaska Arctic Region Supercomputer Purchase 30,000,000 30,000,000 0 0
Education & Early Dev Southwest Region - Togiak School Replacement 29,182,163 0 0 29,182,163
Transportation & Public Fac Glenn Highway: Milepost 100 to 109 Reconstruction - Caribou Creek 22,700,000 22,700,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Gravina Island Crossing 20,000,000 20,000,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Dalton Highway: Milepost 362 to 413 Reconstruction 20,000,000 20,000,000 0 0
Health & Social Services Alaska Psychiatric Institute 19,544,000 0 2,859,000 16,685,000
Governor Pacific Salmon Treaty 16,650,000 16,650,000 0 0
Administration Emergency Communications: Land Mobile Radio Migration 15,553,600 14,893,700 120,000 539,900
Transportation & Public Fac Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport: Airfield Pavement Maintenance 15,524,000 10,700,000 0 4,824,000
Transportation & Public Fac Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport: Terminal Rehabilitation 14,538,000 0 0 14,538,000
Transportation & Public Fac Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport: Security, Safety, Emergency Access Control and Communication Center 14,500,000 4,500,000 0 10,000,000
Transportation & Public Fac Statewide: National Highway System and Bridge Refurbishment 14,000,000 14,000,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Cooperative Reimbursable Projects 13,500,000 1,500,000 0 12,000,000
Debt Service & Specials Capitalize Municipal Capital Project Matching Grant Fund 13,233,866 0 58,866 13,175,000
Transportation & Public Fac Statewide: Non-National Highway System and Bridge Refurbishment 13,000,000 13,000,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Statewide: Road Surface Treatments 12,800,000 12,800,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport: Environmental Compliance and Cleanup 12,762,000 0 0 12,762,000
Transportation & Public Fac Alaska International Airport System: Development Fund 12,305,000 0 0 12,305,000
Transportation & Public Fac Federal Emergency and Contingency Projects 12,000,000 12,000,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac State Equipment Fleet Replacement 11,800,000 0 0 11,800,000
Education & Early Dev Bering Strait - Koyuk School K-12 Replacement 11,660,343 0 0 11,660,343
Transportation & Public Fac Alaska International Airport System: Emergency and Reserve Funds 11,101,375 0 0 11,101,375
Transportation & Public Fac Kotzebue: Shore Avenue Rehabilitation and Erosion Protection 10,620,000 10,620,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Alaska Marine Highway System - Ferry 10,400,000 10,400,000 0 0
Natural Resources Gasline Development 10,242,800 0 0 10,242,800
University of Alaska U of A - Anchorage Science/ Biomedical Facilities Renovations/ Classroom Renovation/Housing Safety Upgrades/ Pool Replacement 10,200,000 0 0 10,200,000
Transportation & Public Fac Barrow: Runway and Apron Paving/Safety Area Expansion Stage 2 10,200,000 10,200,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Dalton Highway: Milepost 175 to 209 Reconstruction 10,000,000 10,000,000 0 0
Community & Economic Dev Rural Power Systems Upgrades 10,000,000 10,000,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Statewide: Aviation Preconstruction 10,000,000 10,000,000 0 0
Transportation & Public Fac Ketchikan: Tongass - Third Avenue Extension Completion 10,000,000 10,000,000 0 0
 
TOTAL
$706,134,347 $418,463,700 $44,037,866 $243,632,781
Source: Legislative Finance (02enactCap.xls)

 

More info: Capital Projects between $1 and $10 million by Fund Source

Here are some other interesting ways of looking at capital expenditures:

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