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Budget Summary FY2009

70660000 - Department of Higher Education
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009





Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
7066-0000 Department of Higher Education
For the operation of the department of higher education; provided, that the department shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the state colleges and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund from the funds received from the operations of the projects such costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year, as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the commissioner of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that $2,000,000 $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative, to develop and support strategies that increase the number of Massachusetts public higher education faculty members and students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to nursing and allied health; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the department to make payments to public higher education institutions for the dual enrollment program allowing qualified high school students to take college courses; provided further, that public higher education institutions may offer courses in high schools in addition to courses offered at the institutions or online if the number of students is sufficient; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the establishment of text-messaging emergency notification systems at the campuses of the University of Massachusetts and all state and community colleges in coordination with the department of public safety

6,512,898 5,284,802  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am reducing earmarked funding for a program to the amount projected to be necessary. The reduction in the item incorporates the reduction in earmarked funds.

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

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 1,809 2,024 1,994 1,976 2,207 -341
Employee Benefits 62 68 53 50 62 -8
Operating Expenses 583 579 603 865 679 -140
Grants & Subsidies 0 0 0 533 3,564 -739
TOTAL 2,454 2,671 2,649 3,424 6,513 -1,228

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=34%, Employee Benefits=1%, Operating Expenses=10%, Grants & Subsidies=55%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Dual Enrollment Program Statewide2,000,000 0  
Mass Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative Statewide2,000,000 -609,532  
Text-Messaging Emergency Notification Statewide250,000 -250,000