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Budget Summary FY2017

70080900 - Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
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 Commonwealth's official and lead agency to facilitate and attract: (a) major sports events and championships; and (b) motion picture production and development; provided further, that the office shall provide an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 10, 2017; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Dedham to commemorate the three hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of Mother Brook, the oldest man-made waterway in the United States; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a park at the beginning of the Norton Rail-Trail in the town of Mansfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements on state highway routes 123 and 140 in the town of Norton; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the reconfiguration and expansion of the parking lots at the commuter rail station in the town of Sharon to facilitate travel to the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to fund a regional tourism council for the North Quabbin region; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the three-hundredth anniversary celebration in the town of Palmer; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a regional adult learning center by the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the Dennison Memorial Community Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for educational programs to benefit financially-disadvantaged children in the greater New Bedford area; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History and Architecture in the city of New Bedford to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially-disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially-disadvantaged children in the greater New Bedford area; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for marquee improvements; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for a transportation grant to the city of Milford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for the planning, engineering and construction for the redesign of the intersection of Front street, Central street and Spring street in the town of Winchendon; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended on the planning and celebration of the three-hundredth anniversary of the town of Westborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the Fort Devens Museum to support staffing and educational programs; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the old schoolhouse restoration project in town of Freetown; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States; provided further, that Plymouth 400, Inc. shall provide a matching amount of at least $200,000 in private funding; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States; provided further, that Plymouth 400, Inc. shall provide a matching amount of at least $100,000 in private funding; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the enhancement of Artists' Row in the city of Salem; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Essex National Heritage Commission for improvements to the Essex National Heritage area in Essex county; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Peabody fire and police memorial; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the city of Peabody for the study of operating a high rail trolley service on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority track running from Peabody square to the Salem Depot; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs to a municipal building in Brockton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be granted to the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc. to enhance cultural tourism; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Greater Gardner Business Incubation Network, Inc.'s business incubator in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $6,000 shall be expended for the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall restoration and preservation project in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be spent for the operation of the Eureka program in the Holyoke, Lynn and Worcester chapters of Girls Inc; provided further, that $45,000 shall be expended for renovations to the Southbridge Municipal Airport in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the office of community development in the town of Webster for the revitalization of the downtown area which has been designated as an area of slum and blight; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to complete the 1812 Obed House Restoration Project in the town of Westwood; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation for a regional economic development project; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the town of Andover to provide funding for economic development and for the planning of a historic mill district; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Historical Society in the city of New Bedford for cultural and educational programming to benefit financially-disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the parks department in the town of Rockland for improvements to the Rockland Veterans Memorial Stadium; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Irish Cultural Center, Inc. of Western New England; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History and Architecture in the city of Fall River to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially-disadvantaged children in the greater Fall River area; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for MetroFest; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the early college program administered by Northern Essex Community College; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to the town of Billerica for the Yankee Doodle Bike Path; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended by the city of Quincy for improvements to the Squantum Point park area which may include costs associated with extending Commander Shea boulevard and with readying the park and its pier for ferry service; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for safety improvements and restoration of the Westfield Athenaeum; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Thunderbolt Council, Inc. in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the three-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the city of Westfield; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the city of Newburyport for the purchase, installation and related costs, including engineering and design work, for a new landfill gas flare system at the Crow Lane Landfill in the city of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Cranberry Region Visitor's Center located on interstate highway route 195; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended to 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 $50,000 shall be expended to improve services and facilities at the Taunton Animal Care Facility in the city of Taunton which shall not be used for administrative purposes; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve services and facilities at the Dighton Animal Shelter in the town of Dighton which shall not be used for administrative purposes; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve services and facilities at the Middleboro Animal Shelter in the town of Middleborough; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the establishment and implementation of a plan to attract a major championship in golf to the Ponkapoag golf course in the town of Canton; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the Glass Town Cultural District for the purpose of tourism promotion efforts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the implementation of a management information system at the water division in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the New England Public Radio in the City of Springfield; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council working in collaboration with the Wilbraham Community Association and the Minnechaug Land Trust for tourism marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the historic Fino Field in Milford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Mendon 350th Anniversary Committee for the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of Mendon; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for visibility improvements in Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended as a one-time grant for the Fireball Run in Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the Riverside Theatre Works of Boston; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for handicap accessibility to municipally owned buildings in West Springfield; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Hilltown Community Development Corporation to establish a rural capacity building initiative; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Dudley for the Quinebaug Rail Trail intermodal transportation corridor between the towns of Webster and Dudley; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for a destination farmers market in Revere; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the construction of a Little Free Library on Franklin Housing Authority property; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Enrichment Center located in Dorchester; provided that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a one-time child enhancement grant to North Reading; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for LuminArtz for the production of public art displays; provided further that no less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau for marketing and promotion of Sail Boston/Tall Ships 2017; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to the 128 Business Council for planning and development of a transportation management association serving the Arsenal Street and Pleasant Street corridors in Watertown; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the historic West Medford Community Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements at Aquinnah Circle in the town of Aquinnah; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the purpose of funding the planning, preliminary design and engineering costs for the construction of a skate park at Farm Pond in Framingham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for an economic development study for the redevelopment of the downtown area in Foxboro; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Festival Theatre for a training apprenticeship program for students ages 8 to 21 interested in theatrical performance, design, management and the allied arts of theatre; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the programs of the Menino Arts Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to Lena Park Community Center located in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the State Theatre in Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to No Books No Ball located in Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta to cover costs associated with public safety; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Outside the Box festival in Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public service announcements to be broadcasted during From the Top, Inc's radio programming; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be allocated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the 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; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Wareham tourist council; provided further, that funds shall be expended on visitor information centers; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7007-0800 in section 2 in chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 shall be expended for the Winthrop and Revere chambers of commerce; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for an economic development grant to the town of Avon; 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 $20,000 shall be expended for the construction of a new playground in the town of Merrimac; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the St. James food pantry in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Power of Self Education (POSE) Inc. in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for WHAV radio; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for YWCA Haverhill; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the American Legion Post 4 located in Haverhill

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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.