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Budget Summary FY2016

30003060 - Supportive and TANF Childcare
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
3000-3060 Supportive and TANF Childcare
For early education and care services for children with active cases at the department of children and families and for families currently involved with or transitioning from transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that for children with active cases at the department of children and families, funds may be used to provide services during a transition period of 6 months upon the closure of the family's case; provided further, that in the case of families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children, early education and care shall be available without fees to the following: (i) former participants who are working for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; (ii) participants who are working for up to 1 year after the transitional period; and (iii) parents who are under 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in a job training program and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws, but for the consideration of the grandparents' income; provided further, that all teens eligible for year-round, full-time early education and care services shall be participating in school, education, work and training-related activities or a combination of these activities for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations; provided further, that families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children shall not be charged fees for care provided under this item; provided further, that early education and care slots for families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits for families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children may be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services; provided further, that the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000 and 3000-4060, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive those services
0 219,907,383

Veto Explanation:   I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary based on declining caseload.