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Budget Summary FY2018

70660000 - Department of Higher Education
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
7066-0000 Department of Higher Education
For the operation of the department of higher education; provided, that the department shall recommend savings proposals that permit public institutions of higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource reallocation and program reassessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the state university internship incentive program established in item 7066-0000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the commonwealth shall contribute funds to each institution in an amount necessary to match private contributions in the current fiscal year to the institution's internship incentive program; provided further, that the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $1 privately contributed to each university's board of trustees or foundation; provided further, that the maximum total contributions from the commonwealth shall be not more than the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that funds from this program shall not result in direct or indirect reduction in the commonwealth's appropriations to the institutions for operations, scholarships, financial aid or any state appropriation and the department shall promulgate regulations and criteria for the program; provided further, that funding may be expended for a feasibility study of a new campus located in the town of Framingham; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund, from the funds received from the operations of the projects, the costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the commissioner of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the training resources and internship networks (TRAIN) grant program established under section 179 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for monthly stipends for participants in the program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended for administrative costs for the program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for costs related to relocation and modernization of equipment for the automotive technology center at Mount Wachusett Community College in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that an amount not less than $75,000 shall be expended to implement an automotive repair technician training and job placement program established pursuant to section 57 of chapter 74 of the General Laws; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations

3,999,890 1,836,684

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended, and I am reducing this item to an amount consistent with my House 1 recommendation.