70070952 - Commonwealth Zoological Corporation

Account Description FY2012
7007-0952 Commonwealth Zoological Corporation
For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation under chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purposes of promoting private fundraising, achieving self-sufficiency and serving as a catalyst for urban economic development and job opportunities for local residents; provided further, that the corporation shall take all steps necessary to increase the amount of private funding available for the operation of the zoos; provided further, that funding in this item shall not be transferred through interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that the corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2013, on the status of, and amounts collected from, the private fundraising and enhanced revenue efforts identified in the draft Massachusetts Zoos Business and Operations Plan dated December 1996; provided further, that funds may be expended on a matching program to encourage private and corporate donations to support the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a competitive grant program for zoos not operated by the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation; and provided further, that in awarding said grants, the Massachusetts office of business development shall prioritize zoos located in urban areas and shall award said grants to zoos in a geographically diverse manner
                Massachusetts Tourism Fund ............... 100%
3,500,000 3,600,000