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Budget Summary FY2018

30001000 - Department of Early Education and Care
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
3000-1000 Department of Early Education and Care
For the administration of the department of early education and care; provided, that the department shall report on the first business day of each month to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on waiting lists for state-subsidized early education and care programs and services, including supportive child care services; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of children and families, the department of housing and community development, the Children's Trust Fund established pursuant to section 50 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, the disabled persons protection commission, the district attorneys' offices and the department of public health, specifically early intervention, may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive servicesprovided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting and policy development purposes; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded by the department for items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060 delineated by age category; provided further, that said reports shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for East End House in the city of Cambridge to support its childcare program; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to preserve early education programs in the city of Pittsfield

5,512,025 5,736,617

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.