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Budget Summary FY2013

Department of Higher Education
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012





FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2013
Conference
FY2013
Vetoes
FY2013
GAA
Department of Higher Education 2,954 0 2,954
Office of Coordination 400 0 400
Compact for Education 83 0 83
New England Board of Higher Education 368 0 368
Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges 1,250 0 1,250
Foster Care Financial Aid 1,075 0 1,075
Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies 750 0 750
Nursing and Allied Health Education Workforce Development 500 0 500
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver 2,216 0 2,216
Schools of Excellence 1,400 0 1,400
Performance Management Set Aside 7,500 0 7,500
Youth Venture 100 0 100
Rapid Response Grants 2,250 0 2,250
Higher Ed Consultant 100 0 100
Community College Workforce Grant Advisory Committ 200 0 200
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program 87,608 0 87,608
High Demand Scholarship Program 3,250 0 3,250
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program 3,250 0 3,250
Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel 5,582 0 5,582
TOTAL    122,335 0 122,335

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DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION 128,634,779
7066-0000 Department of Higher Education
For the operation of the department of higher education; provided, that the department shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, $1,000,000 shall be made available for a state university internship incentive program; provided further, the commonwealth shall contribute funds to each institution in an amount necessary to match private contributions in the current fiscal year to the institutions internship incentive program; provider further, that the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $1 privately contributed to each university's board of trustees or foundation; provided further, that the maximum total contributions from the commonwealth shall be no greater than $1,000,000; provided further, that funds from this program shall not result in direct or indirect reduction in the commonwealth's appropriations to the institutions for operations, scholarships, financial aid or any state appropriation and the department shall promulgate regulations and criteria for said program; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the state colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund from the funds received from the operations of the projects such costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year, as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the commissioner of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; and provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended to meet existing statutory requirements and establish trustee recruitment, training and accountability initiatives
2,953,649
7066-0004 Office of Coordination
For the office of coordination within the department of higher education
400,000
7066-0005 Compact for Education
For the commonwealth's share of the cost of the compact for education
82,620
7066-0009 New England Board of Higher Education
For the New England board of higher education
367,500
7066-0015 Workforce Development Grants to Community Colleges
For the community college workforce training incentive grant program established in section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws
1,250,000
7066-0016 Foster Care Financial Aid
For a program of financial aid to support the matriculation of certain persons at public and private institutions of higher learning; provided, that only persons in the custody of the department of children and families under a care and protection petition upon reaching the age of 18 or persons in the custody of the department matriculating at such an institution at an earlier age shall qualify for such aid; provided further, that no such person shall be required to remain in the custody of the department beyond age 18 to qualify for such aid; provided further, that this aid shall not exceed $6,000 per recipient per year; and provided further, that this aid shall be granted after exhausting all other sources of financial support
1,075,299
7066-0019 Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies
For the department of higher education to support the dual enrollment program allowing qualified high school students to take college courses; provided, that public higher education institutions may offer courses in high schools in addition to courses offered at the institutions or online if the number of students is sufficient
750,000
7066-0020 Nursing and Allied Health Education Workforce Development
For the nursing and allied health workforce development initiative, to develop and support strategies that increase the number of public higher education faculty members and students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to nursing and allied health; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Trust Fund established in section 33 of chapter 305 of the acts of 2008; and provided further, that funds shall be transferred to the fund according to an allotment schedule adopted by the executive office for administration and finance
500,000
7066-0021 Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver
For reimbursements to public institutions of higher education for foster and adopted child fee waivers under section 19 of chapter 15A of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be distributed from this item prior to certification by the state universities and community colleges and the University of Massachusetts of the actual amount of tuition and fees waived for foster and adopted children attending public institutions of higher education under said section 19 of said chapter 15A that would otherwise have been retained by the campuses, according to procedures and regulations adopted by the board of higher education; provided, however, that if sufficient funds are not appropriated to cover full tuition and fee waivers, the council may adopt guidelines that give preference to qualifying students whose expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is less than $10,000
2,216,291
7066-0024 Schools of Excellence
For the school of excellence program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute; provided, that every effort shall be made to recruit and serve equal numbers of male and female students; provided further, that sending districts of students attending the Institute shall not be required to expend any funds for the cost of these students while in attendance at the Institute; provided further, that the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science shall provide professional development activities at the school located at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, including salary and benefits for teachers and visiting scholars; provided further, that the academy shall file a report with the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 28, 2013 detailing the professional development activities; and provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide a subsidy to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to operate a school of excellence in mathematics and science
1,400,000
7066-0025 Performance Management Set Aside
For the Performance Management Set Aside incentive program for the University of Massachusetts, the state universities and the community colleges; provided, that these funds shall be distributed by the commissioner of higher education to public institutions of higher education through a competitive grant process based on priorities determined by the department of higher education in pursuit of operational efficiency and goals articulated in the commonwealth's Vision Project; provided further, that priorities may include support of workforce programs that train students for high-quality employment and outreach programs that work to engage surrounding communities with high-quality educational programs; provided further, that in fiscal year 2013, not less than $5,000,000 shall be used to support initiatives in the community colleges to promote higher completion rates of degree and certificate programs, promote the adoption of a standard core of course offering and numbering that are honored for common credit toward degrees and certificates across the colleges and universities and promote consolidation and coordination of the administration function and procurements across the community colleges; and provided further, that the department of higher education shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 28, 2013 detailing campuses receiving funds through this item and the criteria used to award funds
7,500,000
7066-0038 Youth Venture
For the operation of the youth venture program at Mt. Wachusett Community College
100,000
7066-0050 Rapid Response Grants
For the Rapid Response incentive program for the community colleges; provided, that these funds shall be distributed by the commissioner of higher education to community colleges through a competitive grant process to allow community colleges to establish workforce training programs that begin within 3 months of an employer request, accelerated degree programs or programs scheduled for working adults; and provided further, that the department of higher education shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2013, detailing campuses receiving funds through this item and the criteria used to award funds
2,250,000
7066-0111 Higher Ed Consultant
For the hiring of a consultant or institution with documented expertise in policy and research of community colleges to be selected by the special commission on higher education financing
100,000
7066-1221 Community College Workforce Grant Advisory Committ
For the administration of the community college workforce grant advisory committee
200,000
7070-0065 Massachusetts State Scholarship Program
For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing, or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; provided further, that the commissioner of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall adopt guidelines governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance; provided further, that funds from this item shall be in addition to $1,000,000 made available by the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority in fiscal year 2013 for a program of needs-based financial assistance for Massachusetts residents enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education at the University of Massachusetts, the state universities or the community colleges; and provided further, that the department shall make funds available for early educator scholarships in amounts equal to the amounts made available in fiscal year 2012, reduced in proportion to the overall reduction of this item from fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2013
87,607,756
7070-0066 High Demand Scholarship Program
For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to students from the commonwealth who are enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in the University of Massachusetts, state universities and community colleges designated by the board of higher education to be a training program for an in-demand profession as defined by the executive office of labor and workforce development's study on labor market conditions; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; and provided further, that the commissioner of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall adopt regulations governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance
3,250,000
7077-0023 Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program
For a contract with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended under a resident veterinary tuition remission plan as approved by the commissioner of higher education for supportive veterinary services provided to the commonwealth; provided further, that prior year costs may be paid from this item; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall support bioterrorism prevention research related to diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, in consultation with Massachusetts emergency authorities; and provided further, that the school may work in consultation with the Norfolk County Agricultural School on veterinary programs
3,250,000
7520-0424 Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel
For a health and welfare reserve for eligible personnel employed at the community colleges and state universities
5,581,664

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Section 2E
7066-0035 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund
For the support of the Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Grant Fund, established in section 2MMM of chapter 29 of the General Laws
1,500,000

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Federal Grant Spending 6,300,000
7066-1574 Improving Teacher Quality Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Improving Teacher Quality Grants
1,600,000
7066-1616 College Access Challenge
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, College Access Challenge Grant
1,700,000
7066-6033 Gear Up II
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
3,000,000

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