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Budget Summary FY2017

15990026 - Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
GAA
1599-0026 Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the Community Compact Cabinet created by Executive Order No. 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-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 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 grants may include funds to evaluate the use of advanced analytics and business intelligence tools for municipalities across the Commonwealth; 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 15, 2017 on: (i) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2017 and in prior fiscal years; and (ii) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided further, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; and 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 or fire departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2016; 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 no later than February 15, 2017 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that $400,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; and 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 or fire departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2016; 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 no later than February 15, 2017 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than what was appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the act of 2014 for a 1-time grant to the city of Quincy shall be expended again for a 1-time grant to the city of Quincy in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Camp Kiwanee in Hanson; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for geographic information system project in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Abington for public safety grant along route 18; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for design or construction at the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the purpose of data collection and analysis for the Taunton Opioid Task Force Community Follow-up Pilot Program; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be appropriated to Plymouth County; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the West Roxbury Main Streets Parkway Community Pavilion construction project on Centre street in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements on the Cox street bridge in the town of Hudson; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for facility construction, upgrades or repairs for public schools in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for rubber flooring for the Keverian school's tot lot in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended on camera for Almont park, Roberts field, Port Norfolk park and Franklin park in the Mattapan and Dorchester sections of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Youth & Family Enrichment Services, Inc. in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston to provide after-school academic enrichment for area youth; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for the Makerspace program in the town of Medway; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to mitigate student overcrowding in the town of Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the department of public health in the city of Worcester for investments in staff for mental health providers in Worcester county; and provided further that $35,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a mobile de-watering pump for the Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate fire departments to have independent means to aid flooded properties

10,733,956 11,425,000

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.