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Section:6 - GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Agency:MILITARY AFFAIRS
 READINESS AND RESPONSE (Program)
Service:DRUG INTERDICTION AND PREVENTION
Appropriation Category:FIXED CAPITAL OUTLAY, DESIGN AND BUILD COUNTERDRUG HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
SPECIFIC APPROPRIATION 2987
 Governor's
Recommendations
2022-23
FundFunding SourceDollarsPositions
    0.00
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUNDFEDERAL FUNDS2,165,000 
Total: Specific Appropriation2,165,0000.00

ISSUE DETAIL
Policy Area:  PUBLIC PROTECTION
                        DRUG CONTROL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
                        
Issue:           Governor's
Recommendations
2022-23
FundFunding SourceDollarsPositions
    0.00
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUNDFEDERAL FUNDS2,165,000 
Total: Issue2,165,0000.00
Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23

The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes $2,165,000 of nonrecurring Federal Law Enforcement
Trust Fund authority to construct a new Florida National Guard Counterdrug Program Headquarters Building (CDHQ). This new
facility will be constructed at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Clay County.

The Federal Law Enforcement Trust Fund (s. 250.175 (1), F.S.) stipulates that the trust fund shall be used to support law
enforcement and counterdrug activities and drug interdiction programs of the Florida National Guard. Since 1989, the
Counterdrug Program contributes to the removal of tens of thousands of pounds of illicit drugs from Florida equities,
seizures of billions of dollars in illicit financial proceeds, and drug demand reduction and education efforts of tens of
thousands of Florida youth annually.

This issue supports a 7,000 square foot permanent facility for the CDHQ. This building will house approximately 23 full
time personnel with quarterly meetings to include up to 50 personnel. The area would have to accommodate up to
approximately 40 vehicles quarterly. The facility will include climate controlled storage, classroom/conference space, an
operations center, latrines/showers, and office space. Currently, the Counterdrug Program is leasing office space costing
the program approximately $120,000 annually.

This issue was included in the Department of Military Affairs' Legislative Budget Request.