70301002 - Kindergarten Expansion Grants

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
7030-1002 Kindergarten Expansion Grants
For kindergarten development grants to provide ongoing grant awards to continue quality enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms and to encourage the transition of half-day classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided, that the department shall administer a grant program to encourage the voluntary expansion of high quality, full-day kindergarten education throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that grants of not more than $18,000 per classroom shall be made available to public schools for planning transition from half-day classrooms to full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided further, that grants may be awarded in the first year of transition to full-day kindergarten implementation as a transition to Chapter 70 funding in subsequent years; provided further, that grants funded through this appropriation shall not annualize to more than $18,000 per classroom in subsequent fiscal years; provided further, that preference shall be given to grant applicants with high percentages of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam, as determined by the department based on available data; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that such program shall supplement and shall not supplant currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended on grants to expand half-day classrooms to new full-day classrooms; provided further, that any unexpended portion of said $3,000,000 as of January 1, 2009 may be used for quality grants or for first year transition grants as authorized by this item; provided further, that not later than January 15, 2009, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the total number of grants requested and awarded; provided further, that the report shall detail common factors associated with both successful and unsuccessful applications and shall include the total number of full-day and half-day kindergarten classrooms projected to be in operation in public schools in fiscal year 2010; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for transition grant awards may be expended through August 31, 2009, for the purposes of transition projects scheduled for the school year beginning in September 2009; provided further, that all kindergarten programs previously funded through community partnership councils at the department of early education and care shall receive grants from this item in amounts not less than they received in fiscal year 2008; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs
33,802,216 31,472,115  

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
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FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
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FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 113 78 130 0 1 0
Employee Benefits 4 3 5 3 3 0
Operating Expenses 13 30 17 15 18 0
Grants & Subsidies 22,764 24,870 26,321 29,977 33,780 -3,000
TOTAL 22,893 24,981 26,472 29,994 33,802 -3,000

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=0%, Employee Benefits=0%, Operating Expenses=0%, Grants & Subsidies=100%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
1/2 day to full-day kindergarten transition grants Statewide3,000,000 -3,000,000