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Budget Summary FY2014

Department of Higher Education
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
Department of Higher Education 3,319 -1,010 1,010 3,319
Compact for Education 41 0 0 41
New England Board of Higher Education 368 0 0 368
Foster Care Financial Aid 1,075 0 0 1,075
Dual Enrollment Grant and Subsidies 750 0 0 750
Nursing and Allied Health Education Workforce Development 250 0 0 250
Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver 3,675 0 0 3,675
Schools of Excellence 1,400 0 0 1,400
Performance Management Set Aside 7,500 0 0 7,500
STEM Starter Academy 4,750 0 0 4,750
Bridges to College 250 0 0 250
Community College Workforce Grant Advisory Committee 1,450 0 0 1,450
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program 90,608 0 0 90,608
High Demand Scholarship Program 1,000 0 0 1,000
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program 4,000 0 0 4,000
Massachusetts Community Colleges 20,000 0 0 20,000
Health and Welfare Reserve for Higher Education Personnel 5,482 0 0 5,482
TOTAL    147,417 -1,010 1,010 147,417 0  

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DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION 147,416,900
 
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, that the State University Internship incentive program shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2013 for said program in item 7066-0000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that 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 the amount appropriated herein; 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 $10,000 shall be made available to supplement an existing scholarship program in the criminal justice program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to provide internship opportunities and workforce training for Massachusetts Veterans at Framingham State University and Massachusetts Bay Community College, for which an evaluation of results shall be provided to the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs not later than 18 months following adoption; 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; provided further, that funds from this account shall be expended for the office of coordination; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations
3,318,529
7066-0005 Compact for Education
For the commonwealth's share of the cost of the compact for education
41,310
7066-0009 New England Board of Higher Education
For the New England board of higher education
367,500
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 an institution at an earlier age, shall qualify for the aid; provided further, that no such person shall be required to remain in the custody of the department beyond age 18 to qualify for the aid; provided further, that this aid shall not exceed $6,000 per recipient per year; and provided further, that the 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
250,000
7066-0021 Foster Care and Adopted Fee Waiver
For reimbursement to public institutions of higher education for foster and adopted child fee waivers granted 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, 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 promulgated by the board of higher education; and provided further, no eligible student shall receive less funds than received in in previous years due to the implementation of these regulations
3,674,842
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, 2014 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 2014, 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 commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses and promote consolidation and coordination of the administration function and procurements across the community colleges; 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, 2014, detailing campuses receiving funds through this item and the criteria used to award funds; and provided further, that for the purposes of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2014
                Community College Fund ............... 66.67%
                General Fund ............... 33.33%
7,500,000
7066-0036 STEM Starter Academy
For a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Starter Academy program to be implemented through the Department of Higher Education at one or more of the Massachusetts community colleges to benefit student populations identified by the department as having expressed a high level of interest in STEM majors and STEM careers and yet are underperforming on STEM academic assessments; provided that the STEM Starter Academy program shall incorporate best practice design elements from established STEM career pathways initiatives including, but not limited to, those recognized by the Massachusetts' Plan for Excellence in STEM Education and any subsequent STEM plans recognized by the department; provided further that the STEM Starter Academy shall incorporate employer and industry collaboration to address workforce needs in high-demand fields, industry contextualized STEM curriculum, embedded mathematics and English language remediation and student supports and other STEM education research-based strategies that promote enrollment, enhance retention and increase post-secondary graduation rates and pathways to job placement or transfer to four-year degree programs; provided further, that the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on higher education and the joint committee on education receive an evaluation of this program and its impact no later than August 1, 2014
4,750,000
7066-0040 Bridges to College
For adult college transition services focused on low-income and entry-level workers; provided, that funds shall be awarded competitively by the Board of Higher Education to adult basic education providers, including local education agencies, community-based organizations, community colleges and correctional facilities with recognized success in bridging academic gaps of underserved populations and resulting in college entrance, retention and success; provided further, that program awardees shall report on attendees' successful transition to college and that the program shall deliver to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education, not later than February 15, 2014, an evaluation of the program and its impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps; and provided further, that funds may be expended through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer programming
250,000
7066-1221 Community College Workforce Grant Advisory Committee
For the administration of the community college workforce grant advisory committee; provided, that not less than $1,250,000 of funding shall be expended on the community college workforce training incentive grant program established in section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws
1,450,000
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 2014 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 funds from this item shall be made available for early educator scholarships in an amount not less than the amount made available in fiscal year 2013
90,607,756
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; 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; and provided further, that funds from this item may be expended on the rapid response incentive program for community colleges
1,000,000
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
4,000,000
7100-4000 Massachusetts Community Colleges
For funding to community college campuses in the Commonwealth; provided, that funds shall be expended for the continued implementation of community college reform, for continued initiatives to strengthen the connections between the colleges, local businesses and regional workforce investment boards and to improve workforce training at the colleges; provided further, that funding shall be allocated among the campuses using the formula developed by the commissioner of higher education in consultation with the secretaries of education, labor and workforce development and housing and economic development; provided further, that the allocation of funds shall be approved by the board of higher education; provided further, that in developing the allocation among campuses, the commissioner shall ensure that no campus receives less in fiscal year 2014 than in fiscal year 2013; and provided further, not less than the following amounts shall be made available to the respective institutions named herein: (a) $1,091,424 to Berkshire Community College; (b) $2,940,286 to Bristol Community College; (c) $2,282,913 to Bunker Hill Community College; (d) $343,833 to Cape Cod Community College; (e) $1,150,565 to Greenfield Community College; (f) $1,086,747 to Holyoke Community College; (g) $1,937,548 to Massachusetts Bay Community College; (h) $608,165 to Massasoit Community College; (i) $1,862,410 to Middlesex Community College; (j) $1,076,995 to Mount Wachusett Community College; (k) $617,047 to North Shore Community College; (l) $570,697 to Northern Essex Community College; (m) $3,353,379 to Quinsigamond Community College; (n) $340,527 to Roxbury Community College; and (o) $737,464 to Springfield Technical Community College
                Community College Fund ............... 100%
20,000,000
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
5,481,664

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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 pursuant to section 2MMM of chapter 29 of the General Laws
1,500,000

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