Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

3000-7050 - Services for Infants and Parents




Account Description FY 2015
Spending
FY 2016
House 1
3000-7050 Services for Infants and Parents
For grants to provide coordinated family and community engagement services at the local level; provided, that services may include, but not be limited to, individual or community-wide early literacy activities, family education and engagement initiatives, coordination of services among community-based programs serving families, collaborative activities among and between public schools or community-based early education and care providers and families; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall be provided to improve the quality of practice of individual providers and to align programs with the QRIS; provided further, that family and community engagement activities funded through this item shall provide comprehensive support services for children ages birth to third grade through family support programming and referrals to comprehensive service providers; provided further, that the department shall, to the maximum extent feasible, coordinate services provided through this item with services provided through item 3000-7000 in order to ensure that parents receiving services through this item are aware of all opportunities available to them and their children through the department; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to, curriculum development, child assessment systems, activities that encourage providers to obtain associate and bachelor degrees, payment of fees, and direct assistance to programs seeking accreditation by agencies approved by the board and professional development courses; provided further, that eligible recipients for the grants shall include, but not be limited to, the Massachusetts Family Networks program, community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, the home-based, school readiness, and family support program known as the parent-child home program, head start programs, school readiness and family support programs, licensed child care providers, and child care resource and referral agencies; provided further, that grants funded through this item shall be in alignment with the quality requirements of the Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program and the QRIS; provided further, that the department shall take steps to streamline activities and programs funded through this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for the home-based parenting, family literacy and school readiness program known as the parent-child home program; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from the item on grants for supplemental services for children with individualized education plans
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