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Budget Summary FY2016

70080900 - Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
7008-0900 Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism; provided, that the office shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate and attract major sports events and championships; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the West Medford Community Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended as a public safety grant to the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a parking study in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a 1-time child enrichment program in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a district-wide robotics program in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council working in collaboration with Wilbraham Community Association, Inc. and Minnechaug Land Trust, Inc. for tourism marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the launch and operation of New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be appropriated as a public safety grant to the city of Lowell for the design, construction and realignment of Tanner Street as part of the overall urban renewal plan of the Ayer's City Industrial Park region of the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to Fisher House Boston for expenses associated with hosting the 2015 Medal of Honor Convention; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7007-0800 in section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 shall be expended for the Winthrop and Revere chambers of commerce; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Haverhill Inner City Boxing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Haverhill Downtown Boxing, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the 375th anniversary celebration in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for Westfield on Weekends, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Old Sturbridge Village in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Brimfield Trail Committee for bridge design and restoration; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for safety upgrades and repairs along state highway route 129 on the city of Lynn border in the town of Swampscott; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Germantown Neighborhood Center in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a redevelopment study in Devens; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Leominster's 100th anniversary as a city and 275th anniversary as a town; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. for the marketing and promotion of Sail Boston 2017; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Horace Mann park in the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended as a matching grant to the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee for the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the town of Hopkinton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for improvements to Fino field in the town of Milford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for the Mendon public library; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the town of Millville; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Billerica for the Yankee Doodle Bike Path; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Stone Soul, Inc. to implement the Stone Soul Festival in the city of Springfield, and to provide recreational activities for at-risk youth by collaborating with organizations that provide after-school programs; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to establish a regional tourism council for the North Quabbin region; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Solomon Post # 8819, Inc. in the town of Billerica; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Upton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for King Philip High School in the town of Wrentham; provided further, that not less than 62.5 per cent of the amount appropriated in item 2810-0100 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 for open space improvements in the city of Lowell shall be expended for Edward A. LeLacheur park in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Methuen Rail Trail Project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be granted to the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended as a grant to the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Lynn Mural Project in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the town of Sharon; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for improvements to Everett Memorial Stadium in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Revere; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for youth programs at Dennison Memorial Community Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the training apprenticeship program at the New Bedford Festival Theatre in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Enrichment Center located in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a child safety grant to the town of North Attleborough; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the programs at Riverside Theatre Works, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for We the People programs administered by the Massachusetts Center of Civic Engagement; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Beebe Estate Association, Inc. in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the operation of programs at the Menino Arts Center located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta, Inc. to cover costs associated with public safety; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements for the promotion and growth of economic development in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for educational, recreational and ceremonial programs that shall constitute the 50th anniversary of Battleship Cove and USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the town of Plymouth; provided further, that Plymouth 400, Inc. shall obtain private matching funds of at least $200,000; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended as a planning grant to the town of Charlton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission, a division of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended on playground improvements in the town of Templeton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History & Architecture in the city of New Bedford to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in the greater New Bedford area; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Discovery Museums, Inc. to develop an educational program for children and parents; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Pettengill House, Inc. in the town of Salisbury and the city of Amesbury; provided further, that $200,000 shall be provided for the Early College Program administered by Northern Essex Community College; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to improve emergency medical service response in open space locations in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $165,000 shall be expended for unexpected and extraordinary circumstances in the town of Douglas; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements at the town hall in the town of Sherborn; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for improvements to Massasoit State Park in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Wareham Housing Authority for emergency repairs and upgrades to senior housing units; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Raynham Housing Authority for emergency repairs and upgrades to senior housing units; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the education and training collaborative established in section 9 of chapter 419 of the acts of 2008 for the operation of the life sciences, education and training center located at the former Paul A. Dever state school in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended for the restoration and repurposing of the Loring Parsonage in the town of Sudbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Spirit of Springfield, Inc. in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements to Polonia park in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for opening the 11 visitor information centers from Memorial Day to Columbus Day; provided further, that the office shall provide an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 11, 2016; provided further, that the report shall provide information on regional tourist activities funded through item 7008-1000; and provided further, that the office shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate motion picture production and development within the commonwealth

                Massachusetts Tourism Fund ............... 100%
13,599,823 14,590,000

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.