48000038 - Services for Children and Families

Account Description FY2010
Spending
FY2011
GAA
4800-0038 Services for Children and Families
For guardianship, foster care, adoption, family preservation, and kinship services provided by the department of children and families; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services, support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile firesetter programs; provided further, that $298,000 may be expended for alternative school students aged 14 to 16, inclusive, who are determined to be children in need of services or CHINS; provided further, that the regional offices shall work with the contracted entities for children placed in the intensive foster care system and with the receiving communities of these children to ensure all necessary services are provided; provided further, that funding may be expended on the young parent support program, supervised visitation programs, children's advocacy centers, services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault, family support and stabilization services, and community-based support and education programs helping low-income, female-headed families break the cycle of poverty; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding in fiscal year 2010; and provided further, that upon receipt of a written certification by the secretary of administration and finance, addressed to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the comptroller of the commonwealth, that legislation extending the commonwealth's eligibility for an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, not in effect as of June 1, 2010, has been duly enacted and signed into law by the President of the United States or that the federal government has otherwise obligated itself to release additional funding not available as of June 1, 2010, to the commonwealth during state fiscal year 2011, no less than $298,000 shall be expended for alternative school students aged 14 to 16, inclusive, who are determined to be children in need of services or CHINS



General Fund 98.312%

FMAP Budget Relief Fund 1.688%


291,876,074 247,433,594

Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this language and reducing this amount because none of the enhanced FMAP funds have been received from or committed by the federal government.