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Budget Summary FY2014

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
GLBT Commission 200 0 0 200
Commission on the Status of Asian Americans 35 0 0 35
Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance 2,761 0 0 2,761
Commonwealth Performance Accountability and Transparency 400 0 0 400
Administration and Finance IT Costs 28,389 0 0 28,389
Caseload and Economic Forecasting Office 220 0 0 220
Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve 13,050 -2,250 2,250 13,050
DPH Data Grant Reserve 500 0 0 500
Water Pollution Abatement Trust Contract Assistance 62,831 0 0 62,831
Early Education and Care Consultant 500 0 0 500
Program Evaluation Reserve 500 0 0 500
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Contract Assistance 125,000 0 0 125,000
Commonwealth Infrastructure Investment Assistance Reserve 3,591 0 0 3,591
South Essex Sewerage District Debt Service Assessment 87 0 0 87
Executive Branch Performance Management 400 0 0 400
Social Innovation Financing 250 -250 250 250
Massachusetts IT Center Operational Expenses 500 0 0 500
Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center 1,582 0 0 1,582
E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management 300 0 0 300
Sheriffs Collective Bargaining Agreement Costs 3,064 0 0 3,064
Collective Bargaining Agreement Costs 7,862 0 0 7,862
Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve 4,200 -1,500 1,500 4,200
Automated External Defibrillators 250 0 0 250
TOTAL    566,550 -4,000 4,000 566,550 0  

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE 642,893,726
Direct Appropriations
0950-0050 GLBT Commission
For the commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth; provided, that funds shall be used to address issues related to the implementation of the state's anti-bullying law as outlined in section 37O of chapter 71 of the General Laws
200,000
0950-0080 Commission on the Status of Asian Americans
For the commission on the status of Asian Americans, pursuant to section 38 of chapter 3 of the General Laws
35,000
1100-1100 Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance
For the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary shall conduct an ongoing review of affirmative action steps taken by the various agencies, boards, departments, commissions or divisions to determine whether such agencies, boards, departments, commissions or divisions are complying with the commonwealth's policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity; provided further, that the secretary shall report on compliance or noncompliance with affirmative action policies to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public service and the joint committee on labor and workforce development on or before November 28, 2013; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall provide biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than August 1, 2013 and the second not later than February 1, 2014 to the house and senate committees on ways and means, which summarizes existing and proposed collective bargaining agreements in an electronic format which shall include the following information for each agreement: (a) session law for the previously agreed upon collective bargaining agreement; (b) current agreement status; (c) collective bargaining unit and unit number; (d) full-time equivalent employees subject to the agreement by item; (e) a description of the membership of the unit; (f) the total salary base of the most recent previous agreement; (g) start date and expiration date of the most recent agreement; (h) estimated total fiscal impact of the agreement compared to the previous agreement; and (i) base salary increases required by the agreement by effective time; and provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance and the office of employee relations shall meet with the house and senate committees on ways and means following the submission of each report to discuss the information therein, including all collective bargaining contracts that are set to expire over the next 12 months and the current status of negotiations
2,761,081
1100-1201 Commonwealth Performance Accountability and Transparency
For the operation of the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the activities funded from this item shall include, but not be limited to, the operation and maintenance of a performance management program, maximization of federal revenue opportunities and oversight of compliance with federal reporting requirements including the implementation and oversight of the Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act, section 14C of chapter 7 of the General Laws and other statewide transparency initiatives to enhance program integrity and ongoing efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse throughout the executive branch; provided further, that funds may be expended for performing enhanced economic forecasting and analysis; provided further, that the office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014 detailing the actions of the office over the previous year; and provided further, that the unit may develop guidelines and methodologies for agencies to follow in the forecasting of caseloads and revenue
400,000
1100-1700 Administration and Finance IT Costs
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance
28,388,558
1106-0064 Caseload and Economic Forecasting Office
For the caseload and economic forecasting office within the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the caseload and economic forecasting office shall forecast: (a) MassHealth enrollment by group; (b) participation in state subsidized child care provided through items 3000-3050, 3000-4050, 3000-4060, and 3000-4070; (c) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101, 7004-0103 and 7004-0108; (d) enrollment, both active member and dependent, in the group insurance commission; (e) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; (f) participation in programs provided by the department of children and families through items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041; and (g) other related economic forecasts; provided further, that the office shall report its forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than November 28, 2013; and provided further, that the office shall submit an updated forecast to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 14, 2014
220,000
1599-0026 Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
For a reserve for 1-time grants to support municipal improvements; provided, not less than $2,800,000 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 $2,000,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to promote tourism and community development in central and western Massachusetts; provided further, that eligible recipients shall include municipalities, school districts and not-for-profit organizations; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Plymouth county for the purposes of acquiring saltwater dredging equipment; provided further, that any equipment shall be owned, operated and maintained by Plymouth county; provided, 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 school districts, 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 John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies to develop and effectuate a program of performance management, accountability and transparency for local governments; provided further, that funds may be expended to expand programs that received funding from this item in prior fiscal years and on 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 14, 2014 on: (a) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2014 and in prior fiscal years; and (b) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; 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 that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (a) have populations of at least 60,000; and (b) demonstrate that their police departments have an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; 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 14, 2014 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution
13,050,000
1599-0081 DPH Data Grant Reserve
For a public health evaluation grant program; provided, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before issuing a request for proposal for this program detailing the criteria to be used to award grants; provided further, that grant recipients shall be selected through a competitive grant process in which successful proposals shall: (a) demonstrate substantial experience conducting evaluations of federal, state or local public health programs; (b) focus on the evaluation of a state-funded department of public health program, which may include, but shall not be limited to: school-based health centers, smoking cessation programs, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, obesity prevention programs and child nutrition programs; (c) identify the state administrative datasets to be used; (d) ensure compliance with applicable privacy regulations, including institutional review board policies; and (e) propose an evaluation to be completed in not more than 24 months and that will provide analysis that examines the following areas of policy relevance: (a) the quantifiable effect of the program on the population treated through the program; (b) an estimate of the cost to the commonwealth of the public health problem being addressed through the program; (c) a comparison of the cost of the program and the estimated short-term and long-term benefits received by program recipients through the programs; (d) data limitations in estimating the effect of the programs; and (e) recommendations for further study; provided further, that in awarding grants, priority shall be given to organizations located within the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than 50 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be granted to any 1 organization; provided further, that the request for proposals shall be issued not later than September 16, 2013; provided further, that the department of public health, the center for health information and analysis, the executive office of health and human services, the executive office of education, the department of housing and community development and other relevant state agencies shall work with grant recipients funded through this item as necessary to provide secure access to state collected data necessary for evaluations; provided further, that organizations receiving funds through this item shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health and the department of public health on: (a) the status and preliminary results of studies funded through this item; and (b) any obstacles encountered in access to data or other information that is negatively affecting the completion of the study; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2015
500,000
1599-0093 Water Pollution Abatement Trust Contract Assistance
For contract assistance to the water pollution abatement trust for debt service obligations of the trust, under sections 6, 6A and 18 of chapter 29C of the General Laws; prior appropriation continued
62,830,731
1599-0500 Early Education and Care Consultant
For a 2-year assessment of the provision of childcare supports funded in items 3000-3050, 3000-4050, 3000-4060 and 3000-4070; provided, that the assessment shall be directed by a nonprofit research organization with demonstrated experience assessing the business practices, service delivery and financial systems of state-subsidized childcare programs; provided further, that the goals of the assessment shall be: (a) to identify ways to improve the regional and statewide efficiency of the distribution of state-supported childcare; (b) to analyze the childcare needs of eligible families with regard to the availability of childcare vouchers or contracted childcare slots in different geographic regions of the commonwealth; and (c) to evaluate the balance of providing quality early childhood education with providing workforce support for guardians; provided further, that the assessment shall include: (a) an initial planning stage which shall, through interviews with key childcare stakeholders, develop a scope of inquiry and research design; (b) a review of policies and practices that may result in programmatic inefficiencies in eligibility determination and verification of eligibility; (c) an assessment of current business practices and service delivery that could be improved upon to more efficiently use annual appropriations; and (d) a review of the childcare needs of families eligible for services in said items 3000-3050, 3000-4050, 3000-4060 and 3000-4070 and the ability of the existing state-subsidized childcare program structures to meet those needs; provided further, that the nonprofit organization directing the assessment may partner with other entities with expertise in state-subsidized childcare systems in order to complete all aspects of the assessment; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall develop a request for proposal for a nonprofit research organization based upon the criteria included in this line item not later than August 15, 2013 and shall select the nonprofit research organization not later than October 1, 2013; provided further, that prior to selecting an organization to conduct this assessment, the department of early education and care shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the selection process; provided further, that the organization conducting the assessment shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014, a report on the progress to date, obstacles encountered and preliminary findings; and provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert but shall be made available for purposes of this item until June 30, 2015
500,000
1599-1301 Program Evaluation Reserve
For an independent program evaluation reserve; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be used to evaluate the safe and successful youth initiative funded in item 4000-0005 and programs for English language learners in gateway cities funded through item 7009-6400; provided further, that the independent evaluator for each program shall be selected by each program's administrators under the guidelines set forth in section 116; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2015
500,000
1599-1970 Massachusetts Department of Transportation Contract Assistance
For a reserve for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the purpose of defraying costs of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, or its successor, incurred in fiscal year 2014 under section 138 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
125,000,000
1599-1977 Commonwealth Infrastructure Investment Assistance Reserve
For contract assistance and other payments to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for payment of debt service and related obligations in connection with bonds issued by the agency under chapter 293 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 303 of the acts of 2008
3,590,575
1599-3234 South Essex Sewerage District Debt Service Assessment
For the commonwealth's South Essex sewerage district debt service assessment
87,486
1599-3553 Executive Branch Performance Management
For a reserve to be administered by the office of commonwealth performance accountability and transparency in the executive office for administration and finance; provided, that funds shall be used to support the establishment of offices of performance management by each secretary in accordance with section 4A of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided further, that funds from this item shall be used to support executive offices, excluding the executive office for administration and finance, to develop and implement strategic plans and direct performance management programs for the agencies within those executive offices; and provided further, that within 30 days of any transfer from this fund, the executive office for administration and finance shall file a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means identifying executive offices receiving funding from this item and providing a spending plan for each transfer
400,000
1599-3557 Social Innovation Financing
For unexpected startup costs of providers holding contracts issued under section 35VV of chapter 10 of the General laws; provided, that eligible costs shall be those incurred by the selected intermediary associated with due diligence and initial establishment of all necessary infrastructure including legal costs, operational and economic modeling and other reasonable expenses associated with the homelessness pay-for-success contract
250,000
1599-3856 Massachusetts IT Center Operational Expenses
For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in Chelsea
500,000
1599-3857 Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center
For capital lease payments from the University of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and for annual operations of the advanced technology and manufacturing center in Fall River
                Manufacturing Fund ............... 100%
1,581,922
1599-4417 E.J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management
For the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts at Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
300,000
1599-4442 Sheriffs Collective Bargaining Agreement Costs
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2014 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by collective bargaining agreements with the sheriffs that have not yet been ratified by the legislature; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this account prior to ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the legislature
3,063,921
1599-4444 Collective Bargaining Agreement Costs
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2014 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by collective bargaining agreements with the executive branch that have not yet been ratified by the legislature; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this account prior to ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the legislature
7,861,768
1599-7104 Dartmouth/Bristol Community College Reserve
For a reserve of not more than $2,700,000 for the facilities costs associated with the college of visual and performing arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth including funds from this item for Bristol Community College; provided, that funds from this item shall be expended for the lease and operations of educational facilities procured by the University of Massachusetts to alleviate educational programmatic overcrowding
4,200,000
1599-7105 Automated External Defibrillators
For a reserve for 1-time grants for the purchase of automated external defibrillators; provided, that applicants may include municipalities and school districts, including regional school districts, for use in schools, senior centers and senior housing complexes; provided further, that grants shall be made available in the form of 50 per cent matching grants to be administered by the executive office of public safety and security; provided further, that grants may include matching funds for training in the use of the equipment and cardiopulmonary resuscitations; provided further, that local matching funds may be provided through the municipality or school district by local appropriation or through donations from nonprofit organizations or individual, corporate or foundation gifts; and provided further, that nothing in this item shall limit the ability of the executive office of public safety and security to obtain the equipment through a bulk purchase arrangement to maximize the number of grants that may be made with these funds
250,000

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Section 2E
1595-5819 Commonwealth Care Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 2OOO of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that if employer medical assistance contributions credited to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund pursuant to section 189 of chapter 149 of the General Laws total less than $94,000,000, the comptroller shall transfer to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund from the Stabilization Fund the difference between $94,000,000 and the amount credited to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund from such employer medical assistance contributions; provided further, that up to $30,000,000 shall be transferred from the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 66 of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the hospital fiscal year 2014 payment amount to each hospital shall be funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that payments may be made either as safety net care payments under the commonwealth's waiver pursuant to section 1115of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 1315, or as an adjustment to service rate payments pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. chapter 7, subchapter XIX, or a combination thereof; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services and the health safety net office may use other federally permissible funding mechanisms available for public service hospitals, as defined by regulation, to reimburse up to $70,000,000 of uncompensated care at the hospitals using sources distinct from the funding made available to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services and the executive director of the commonwealth health insurance connector authority, shall on a quarterly basis evaluate the revenue needs of the health safety net program funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and subsidized health insurance programs funded by the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, and if necessary, transfer monies between these funds for the purpose of ensuring that sufficient revenues are available to support projected program expenditures; and provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall report any transfers made between the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on healthcare financing within 30 days of the proposed transfer
340,078,633

account description amount
Intragovernmental Service Spending 76,344,051
1100-1701 Chargeback for Administration and Finance IT Costs
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office for administration and finance
                Intragovernmental Service Fund ............... 100%
64,270,577
1100-1800 Chapter 257 ISF
For the costs of payments to social service providers pursuant to chapter 257 of the acts of 2008; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge line items subject to paying providers amounts pursuant to said chapter 257 an amount equal to 80 per cent of the fiscal year 2014 cost of first year payments less the amount actually distributed to providers; provided further, that at the request of the secretary, the comptroller shall transfer to any line item subject to paying providers amounts pursuant to said chapter 257 an amount determined by the secretary not to exceed costs actually incurred in fiscal year 2014 in excess of 80 per cent of the fiscal year 2014 first year implementation liability; provided further, that prior to transferring the fiscal year 2014 consolidated net surplus in budgetary funds to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund pursuant to section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall deposit into this item any amount expended in excess of the amount charged other items of appropriation; and provided further, that the secretary shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means a quarterly schedule of amounts charged and amounts transferred in addition to the reasons for these charges and transfers
12,073,474

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