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Budget Summary FY2018

70660040 - Bridges to College
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
7066-0040 Bridges to College
For adult college transition services focused on low-income and entry-level workers; provided, that funds shall be awarded competitively by the board of higher education to adult basic education providers, including local education agencies, community-based organizations, community colleges and correctional facilities with recognized success in bridging academic gaps of underserved populations and resulting in college entrance, retention and completion; provided further, that program awardees shall report to the department of higher education on attendees' successful transition to college and that the program shall deliver to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018, an evaluation of the program and its impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps; provided further, that not less than $135,000 shall be expended for the implementation of a gang to college pilot program to serve gang-involved youth from high-crime areas in the city of Boston enrolled in college pathway programs; provided further, that the funds shall be matched 2 to 1 by private funds; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months

249,881 242,500

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