LFA Releases the 2022 Funding Item Follow Up Report

September 20, 2022

In each legislative session, the Legislature appropriates new funding for specific purposes to better serve residents of Utah.  In 2021, the Legislature codified the practice of following up on these “funding items” and directed the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst (LFA), the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB), and state agencies to collaborate on gathering follow-up information and developing quality performance measures.

The 2022 Funding Item Follow-Up Report includes information in several key areas:

— Actual amount spent, compared to the appropriation

— Month and year of full implementation

— Performance measure, including target and result

— Recommendation for action, if applicable, from LFA staff

This report consists of about 250 funding items originally funded in FY 2022, from either the 2021 or 2022 General Sessions.  For certain long-term projects that will take multiple years to implement, LFA staff designated those funding items for inclusion in a future year of this report.  LFA staff also excluded some funding items due to data quality issues.  The total number of funding items eligible for reporting was roughly 375.

For the full report, see: 2022 Funding Item Follow-Up Report.

Below are three graphs summarizing the key data elements of the report:

Of about 250 funding items in the report, agencies did not report actual spending data for 20 items.

Of about 250 funding items in the report, agencies did not report implementation data for 39 items.

Of about 250 funding items in the report, agencies did not report performance results data or reported only qualitative (text-based) data for 143 items.

Note: The number of funding items in the graphs totals about 250, whereas the full report has about 220 items, because items in the report are aggregated by appropriations subcommittee.