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Budget Summary FY2018

70080900 - Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
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: (i) major sports events and championships; and (ii) 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 15, 2018; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of Stoneham to install wayfinding signage to add to the safety and revitalization of the town's downtown; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to support 11 Massachusetts Visitor Information Centers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the commemoration of the town of Swansea's 350th Anniversary Celebration; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Old Sturbridge Village in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for LuminArtz for public art displays; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and maintenance of the Crosby Central Administration Building in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the United States; provided further, that Plymouth 400, Inc. shall provide a matching amount of not less than $200,000 in private funding; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the secretary of the commonwealth to fund a portion of the costs associated with the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Celebration, which may include new signage from state highway route 3 to the downtown area of the city of Plymouth, distinctive plaques for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the state register of historic places in the downtown area, the design and printing of a walking tour pamphlet of such properties, the creation of a cell phone walking tour of the historic downtown area, the listing of the Mayflower II on the National Register of Historic Places, additional signage on roadways in and out of the historic downtown area to better locate properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the state register of historic places in the downtown area and the creation of the Plymouth 400 Preservation Grants, a program of small, 50-50 matching grants that meets the United States Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation to enhance the appearance of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the state register of historic places in the downtown area for the Plymouth 400th that shall be administered by the Massachusetts historical commission; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council for tourism marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation and regional youth media lab for the New England Public Radio in the city of Springfield; 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 $25,000 be expended for the 100th anniversary of the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Peabody Fire and Police Memorial; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the West Medford Community Center; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for repairs to the Cape Cod Museum of Art in the town of Dennis; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for repairs to the Cape Playhouse in the town of Dennis; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Michael Blatus Memorial Gazebo in the town of Dracut; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for programs supporting and promoting cultural heritage diversity, and education in the city of Boston that were in item 7003-0702 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; 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 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 $35,000 shall be expended for the Haverhill Inner City Boxing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for public service announcements to be broadcasted during From the Top, Inc's radio programming; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for Haverhill Downtown Boxing, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Sunderland 300 anniversary; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a one-time grant to the KatyDID foundation, 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 $35,000 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 $50,000 shall be expended to the American Legion Post 4 located in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for WHAV radio; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for a one-time grant for the Haverhill fire department; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for YWCA Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the implementation of a management information system at the water division in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for handicap accessibility to municipally owned buildings in West Springfield; 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 $5,000 shall be allocated to the Franklin Historical Commission for the purchase of equipment to preserve historical artifacts; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended on the Mansfield Norton Bike Trail in the town of Mansfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to fund maker space and workforce development; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the Riverside Theatre Works and $10,000 for the Menino Arts Center; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for workforce efforts for proven-risk young adults at UTEC, Inc. in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the restoration of the Quinebaug Valley Rail Trail in the towns of Dudley and Webster; provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended on infrastructure grants to the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for the operation of the Eureka program in the Holyoke, Lynn, and Worcester chapters of Girls Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the GAR Hall located in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the New England Farm Workers' Council, Inc; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the historic restoration of the Wright-Holden house located on Wetherbee Street in the town of Acton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for economic development in the region of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for safety improvements and restoration of the Westfield Historic Industries Preservation Project operated by Westfield Museum, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for economic development projects in the town of East Brookfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for safety improvements and restoration of the Westfield Athenaeum in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for funding the West Roxbury Main Streets Parkway Community Pavilion construction project on Centre Street in West Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the veterans council of the town of Wareham to host the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial; provided further, that not less than $30,000 be expended for a Complete Streets project in North Framingham; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a clean energy economic development grant program in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $70,000 be expended for upgrades to the Framingham History Center; provided further, that not less than $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; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the State Theatre in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the AHA! Art, History and Architecture program 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 not less than $25,000 be expended for the emergency relocation of the Millville town hall; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the dedication and maintenance of the Senator Thomas P. Kennedy Main Branch Library in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended as a grant for free community programming in Lynn to Arts After Hours; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Germantown Neighborhood Center in the city of Quincy; 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 $50,000 be expended for improvements to the Fort Devens Military Museum in the town of Devens; provided further, that not less than $15,000 be expended for the Billerica Friends of Music; provided further, that not less than $20,000 be expended for the Billerica Memorial High School Athletic Association; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Enrichment Center located in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the site evaluation, design development and construction of a turf field at Oliver Ames High School in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the office of economic and community development in the city of Methuen for the revitalization of the downtown area; provided further, that not less than $30,000 be expended for the Cogswell School Building in the town of Bradford; provided further, that not less than $5,000 be expended for We The People programs by the Massachusetts Center for Civic Engagement; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Lena Park Community Center located in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Outside the Box in the city of Boston; 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 $80,000 shall be expended for youth programs at Dennison Memorial Community Center in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $87,707 be expended to the National Lancers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended on the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. for the AHA! Art, History & Architecture project 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 $25,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Festival Theatre; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for production at Zeiterion Performing Arts Theatre in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair of the stone wall of the West Wyoming Municipal and Veterans' Cemetery in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for main street economic development by Wakefield Main Streets, Inc. in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended on storm water improvements for Beaver Brook at Trapelo Road in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Presentation School Foundation Community Center in the Brighton section of the city of Boston for public safety upgrades; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Friends of the Brimfield Windmill, Inc. for costs related to the restoration of the Brimfield windmill in the town of Brimfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 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 $75,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. to support workforce alignment initiatives; 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 for updating the Berkshire Blueprint to support comprehensive countywide economic development planning; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for MetroFest; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a signage and wayfinding program in the town of Chelmsford as part of a project to improve the pedestrian, bicycle and public parking areas and the multi-use pathways in Chelmsford center; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for building safety improvements to the resting place of American presidents at the United First Parish Church (Unitarian) in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Quincy for improvements to the Squantum Point park area which may include costs associated with readying the park and its pier for ferry service and the provision of ferry service; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be granted to the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc. for enhancing cultural tourism; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Avon for infrastructure improvements; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Stone Soul, Inc. in the city of Springfield for the Stone Soul community festival; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Irish Cultural Center, Inc. of Western New England in the city known as the town of West Springfield; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to fund marketing and the promotion of visitation and tourism in the town of Hull; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the city known as the town of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Early College program administered by Northern Essex Community College; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the city of Newburyport for the purchase, installation and related costs, such as 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 $50,000 shall be expended for community outreach and education for Centro Las Americas Inc.'s Latino Elders Program in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the town of Mendon; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the city of Westfield; 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 $20,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton for public safety and transportation infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to New Bedford Historical Society, Inc. for cultural and educational programming to benefit financially disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the 125th anniversary of the city of Everett's founding; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 be allocated to the town of Andover for improvements related to the Historic Mill District

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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.