30004060 - Child Care Access

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
3000-4060 Child Care Access
For income-eligible early education and care programs; provided, that income-eligible programs shall not include the employment services early education and care program, transitional early education and care programs or post-transitional early education and care programs; provided further, that teen parents at risk of becoming eligible for that assistance may be paid from this item; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits for families meeting income-eligibility criteria shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services; provided further, that early education and care slots funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals; provided further, that all early education and care providers that are part of a public school system shall accept early education and care vouchers from recipients funded through this appropriation; provided further, that the community partnership councils shall enroll any new children receiving services in fiscal year 2009 from the centralized waitlist maintained by the department under terms and conditions to be determined by the department including, but not limited to, a maximum rate capped at the seventy fifth percentile of the regional market rate; provided further, that children receiving services through this allocation shall retain priority status for future services available through the department upon attaining the age of 5; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000 and 3000-4050, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before the transfer; provided further, that not more than 3 percent of any item may be transferred in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that said plan shall be forwarded to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees, and the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that the department shall maintain not less than the same number of vouchers funded in fiscal year 2008; and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary
213,569,917 210,076,386  

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
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SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
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FY2006
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FY2007
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FY2008
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FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Operating Expenses 0 0 0 15 0 0
Public Assistance 0 0 150,904 162,403 165,721 -3,494
Grants & Subsidies 0 0 0 46,533 47,849 0
TOTAL 0 0 150,904 208,951 213,570 -3,494

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Public Assistance=78%, Grants & Subsidies=22%