The Finance Unit's mission is to provide guidance to ensure financial integrity to all HIDTA State and Local operations. To improve the knowledge and skills of financial transactions affecting state and local operations.
The Center's financial support to HIDTAs takes several forms. These include,
but are not limited to the following activities:
The Finance Unit assists all HIDTAs in meeting ONDCP standards through their
development and dissemination of procedural information as well as through
their work with individual initiatives and task forces. This assures that
your funded state and local projects are operating with appropriate financial
controls, and it provides a common language for the identification and resolution
of financials issues affecting your operations.
The Center's Finance Unit provides "hands-on" assistance to all
HIDTA state and local initiatives in the preparation of their original budget
requests. This assures timely and accurate budget submissions and supports
the HIDTAs' mission by allowing initiative managers and HIDTA Directors to
concentrate on the strategic value of funding requests, rather than on the
mechanics of the budget process.
To request financial assistance, contact Patty Perez, the Finance Unit Manager,
at 305-715-7600 ext 7751.
As quickly as funds are made available, the Center's Finance Unit prepares
and sends Application Packages; the document that - for many state and local
initiatives - must be formally accepted by their local agency or governing
body, before spending and operations are authorized.
Disbursements, Reconciliations and Reprogramming
Throughout the year; the Finance Unit receives and processes disbursement
requests. These requests, submitted routinely by all HIDTA Participating
Agencies, are reconciled by the Center against the budget originally approved
by ONDCP. They are also checked for required local approvals, to ensure that
HIDTA priorities are not altered through budgetary processes.
The Unit provides a level of quality control, assuring you that the transmission
of checks or wire transfers for needed operational resources is not delayed
by subsequent administrative reviews and rejections. It also assures HIDTA
directors that the relationship between HIDTAs and their participating agencies
can be focused on operational commitments, rather than on funding emergencies
during the budget year by ensuring that expenditures conform with original
budgets, that appropriate approvals have been obtained for the reprogramming
of funds, and by making corrections that guarantee compliance with appropriate