15990026 - Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve

Account Description FY2011
Spending
FY2012
GAA
1599-0026 Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
For a reserve for 1-time grants to support municipal improvements; provided, that no less than $4,000,000 shall be transferred to the division of local services and shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grants program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional schools, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that regional planning agencies may also serves as the administrative or fiscal agent on behalf of municipalities; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse municipal infrastructure improvements incurred in fiscal year 2011 and 2012; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program to be administered by the office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have a population of at least 65,000; and (ii) demonstrate that its police department had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the department of elementary and secondary education to be distributed through a competitive grant program; provided further, that the competitive grant program shall include only those local education authorities whose chapter 70 aid in fiscal year 2012, as a percentage of foundation budget, is less than that local education authorities' target aid share for fiscal year 2012; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund, established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 18, 2012 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution
0 9,000,000