70619611 - After-School and Out-of-School Grants

Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
7061-9611 After-School and Out-of-School Grants
For grants or subsidies for after-school and out-of-school programs; provided, that preference shall be given to after-school proposals developed collaboratively by public and non-public schools and private community-based programs; provided further, that applicants shall detail funds received from all public sources for existing after-school and out-of-school programs and the types of programs and students served by the funds; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall select grant recipients not later than September 30, 2015; provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Resiliency for Life program to support academic intervention and dropout prevention; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Steps to Success program in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the construction of a children's community playground at the Alfred J. Gomes elementary school in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a 1-time grant program to be administered by Southcoast Health System, Inc. for the purchase of automated external defibrillators, with possible applicants to include municipalities, school districts, including regional school districts, and nonprofit organizations located in the city of New Bedford for use in schools, youth sports facilities and other youth centers that serve financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that local matching funds may be provided through the municipality or school district by local appropriation or through donations from nonprofit organizations or individual, corporate, or foundation gifts; provided further, that the grant program shall be designated as the Sean Patrick Toomey memorial grant; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the stage and auditorium of Agawam high school in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for summer programming through Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc.; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to convene regional networks to work with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of early education and care to support the implementation of school-community partnerships

1,962,850 2,310,000

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended, and I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.