15990026 - Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve

Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
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

7,487,645 13,050,000

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.