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Budget Summary FY2009

44001001 - Food Stamp Participation Rate Programs
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009





Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
4400-1001 Food Stamp Participation Rate Programs
For programs to increase the commonwealth's participation rate in food stamps and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc. which shall be solely responsible for administering a comprehensive, community-based program to alleviate and prevent hunger and to expand participation in federal nutrition programs; provided further, that Project Bread shall focus on communities in Massachusetts with the highest rates of hunger as defined by the United States Census Bureau; provided further, that Project Bread shall develop a strategic plan to alleviate hunger; provided further, that Project Bread shall support research relative to the prevention and effect of hunger; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Food Source Hotline; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing food stamp applications; provided further, that the department shall not require food stamp applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from food stamp applicants; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2008 on the status of these programs; provided further, that Project Bread shall file with the clerk of the house of representatives and the clerk of the senate an annual report on the status of hunger in the commonwealth and a detailed explanation of the hunger prevention strategies that have been developed and implemented not later than December 1, 2008; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to food stamp inquiries, and arrange for and conduct telephone interviews for initial food stamp applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; and provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for food stamp outreach
2,932,760 2,896,257  

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 0 0 432 553 609 -1
Employee Benefits 0 0 7 11 16 0
Operating Expenses 0 0 147 954 512 0
Public Assistance 0 0 236 250 295 0
Grants & Subsidies 0 0 1,500 1,500 1,500 0
TOTAL 0 0 2,322 3,268 2,933 -1

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=21%, Employee Benefits=1%, Operating Expenses=17%, Public Assistance=10%, Grants & Subsidies=51%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Grant to Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, Inc. Statewide1,500,000 0  
Food Source Hotline Statewide250,000 0  
Food Stamp Outreach Statewide350,000 0