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Budget Summary FY2013

15990026 - Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012





Account Description FY2012
Spending
FY2013
GAA
1599-0026 Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
For a reserve for 1-time grants to support municipal improvements; provided, that $90,000 shall be expended for planning and capital improvements to recreational and open space facilities in central Massachusetts; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to connect rural regions with state economic, housing, community and business development programs in the counties of Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire; provided further, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for 1-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 funds may be expended by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for public management at the University of Massachusetts at Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies to develop and drive a program of performance management, accountability and transparency for local government; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding from this item in fiscal year 2012 and programs with proven replicable outcomes for municipalities; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2013 on: (i) initial results of grants awarded in fiscal year 2012; and (ii) criteria used to measure replicable outcomes for programs; provided further, that $4,000,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program to be administered by the executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (a) have a population of at least 60,000; and (b) demonstrate that their police departments have 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 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; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to fund a pilot program in Plymouth County, including projects of regionalized county government services; and provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2013 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution
10,050,000 12,840,000