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Budget Summary FY2012

30001000 - Department of Early Education and Care Administration
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011





Account Description FY2011
Spending
FY2012
GAA
3000-1000 Department of Early Education and Care Administration
For the administration of the department of early education and care and the costs of field operations and licensing provided through the department; provided, that the department shall report on the first business day of each month to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the secretary of administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on waiting lists for state-subsidized early education and care programs and services, including supportive child care services; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of children and families and the department of public health may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive services provided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting, and policy development purposes; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded by the department by category of eligibility, including children who have been the subject of supported 51A cases, children referred by or transitioning from the department of children and families and children of income-eligible families; provided further, that said reports shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that the department shall issue a report by February 15, 2012 detailing the feasibility of centralizing the following responsibilities provided through item 3000-2000 in fiscal year 2011 with the department: program coordination and support, voucher management, outreach to hard-to-reach populations, intake and eligibility services for families seeking financial assistance to enroll in early education and care programs, resource and referral for families with disabilities in child care programs, and walk-in services for homeless families; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; and provided further, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
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