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Budget Summary FY2014

Department of Veterans' Services
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
Veterans' Services Administration and Operations 3,301 0 0 3,301
Veterans' Outreach Centers Including Homeless Shelters 2,376 0 0 2,376
Women Veterans' Outreach 75 0 0 75
Agawam and Winchendon Cemeteries Retained Revenue 565 0 0 565
Train Vets to Treat Vets 250 0 0 250
Assistance to Homeless Veterans 2,647 0 0 2,647
New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans 2,392 0 0 2,392
Veterans' Benefits 70,942 0 0 70,942
Agawam and Winchendon Veterans' Cemeteries 1,100 0 0 1,100
TOTAL    83,649 0 0 83,649 0  

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES 83,648,588
 
Direct Appropriations
1410-0010 Veterans' Services Administration and Operations
For the operation of the department of veterans' services; provided, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Canines for Combat Veterans program; provided further, that no less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall project in Medway; provided further, that no less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall project in Malden; provided further, that no less than $5,000 shall be expended for the World War 1 Memorial in Bell Rock Park in Malden; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Veteran's Oral History Project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Cape Verdeans Community Unido, Inc., upon a 100 per cent funding match from other public or private sources, for a memorial/cultural center to be designed and built in the city of Boston; provided further, that no less than $90,000 shall be expended for support services for a transitional housing program for homeless veterans located in Chelsea, Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Wenham war memorial; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Stand Up and Play Foundation, Boston chapter, for rehabilitative adaptive equipment for veterans; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for maintenance services for the Korean War memorial located in the Charlestown navy yard; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Barre Civil War Memorial; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on war memorials selected by the secretary through a competitive grant process; provided further, that the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014 detailing all grants awarded under this item and the method used to distribute grant funds; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for restoration grants for Civil War Veterans' monuments, memorials and other significant sites across the commonwealth and preservation of Civil War related historic documents; and provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the funds in this item may be expended for the administration of this and other Civil War sesquicentennial projects
3,301,487
1410-0012 Veterans' Outreach Centers Including Homeless Shelters
For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that the centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam era veterans who may have been exposed to agent orange and the families of such veterans; and provided further, that centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of such veterans; provided further, that the department shall increase the amount appropriated to each program or its successor under item 1410-0012 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 by not less than 5 per cent in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center shall be the successor to the Veterans Outreach Center - Metrowest, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Partners for Community Action's Veterans First Program; and provided further, that Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts, Inc. shall be the successor to the Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts, Inc
2,376,001
1410-0015 Women Veterans' Outreach
For the women veterans' outreach program
75,000
1410-0075 Train Vets to Treat Vets
For the purpose of the train vets to treat vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to administer a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans
250,000
1410-0250 Assistance to Homeless Veterans
For veterans' homelessness services, including the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing; provided, that the department shall increase the amount appropriated to each program or its successor under item 1410-0250 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 by not less than 5 per cent in fiscal year 2014; and provided further, that the 247 Pine Street Homeless Services Program shall be the successor to the Springfield Bilingual Veteran Outreach Center
2,646,544
1410-0251 New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans
For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans located in the city of Boston
2,392,470
1410-0400 Veterans' Benefits
For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans' benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans' benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers' home, homeless shelter or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that the secretary of veterans' services shall continue a training program for veterans' agents and directors of veterans' services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans' services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans' service organizations recognized by the department of veterans affairs to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran's dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans' benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans' agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans' agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all said chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans' agent of the applicant's eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans' agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income
70,941,789
1410-0630 Agawam and Winchendon Veterans' Cemeteries
For the administration of the veterans' cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon
1,100,297

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Retained Revenues
1410-0018 Agawam and Winchendon Cemeteries Retained Revenue
For the department of veterans' services, which may expend not more than $565,000 for the maintenance and operation of Agawam and Winchendon veterans' cemeteries from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries, prior appropriation continued
565,000

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