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The duties of the Office of State-Federal Relations shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) FEDERAL GRANTS:
(A) Monitor opportunities for discretionary grants;
(B) Identify and comment upon proposed changes in funding formulas; and
(C) Keep the Governor's office and state agencies informed on the availability of grants;
(2) FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
(A) Monitor regulatory developments affecting state government;
(B) Support existing and proposed legislation and regulations favoring the interests of the state; and
(C) Support the public policy of this state as expressed by the Governor's office, the General Assembly, and agencies, as appropriate;
(3) FEDERAL LEGISLATION:
(A) Keep the Governor's office, agencies, and the General Assembly informed about proposed legislative developments of critical significance to state government; and
(B) Support Arkansas's congressional delegation in efforts to influence federal governmental decisions and policies as they apply to Arkansas;
(4) INTERSTATE COOPERATION: Facilitate cooperation with other states on issues of mutual concern;
(5) INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE: Coordinate the flow of information between state and federal governments;
(6) REPORTING: Provide regular performance reports to the Governor, the Legislative Council, and the General Assembly to enable evaluation of the effectiveness of the Washington office; and
(7) NONGOVERNMENTAL FUNDING SOURCES, PROGRAMS, ETC:
(A) Discover information on all available additional funding and other resources and direct it to the appropriate state agency or person within the state; and
(B) Take advantage of all resources available on a nationwide basis that can be beneficial to the state and its citizens.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 19. Public Finance § 19-7-203. Responsibilities - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-19-public-finance/ar-code-sect-19-7-203/
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