TO: The DDS Community
FROM: Elin M. Howe, Commissioner
DATE: June 5, 2009
RE: Update 165

Governor Patrick Releases Updated Proposal for Fiscal Year 2010 Budget

On Thursday, June 4, 2009 , Governor Deval Patrick released a revised Fiscal 2010 budget proposal that takes into account a $1.5 billion reduction in revenue collected between January and April. This revised budget proposes funding the Department of Developmental Services ( DDS ) at $1,213,296,000. The Governor's FY 2010 House 1 budget recommendation for the Department had been $1,281,507,184. These numbers are inclusive of the $6.5 million proposed for the DESE/ DDS program (formerly known as the DOE/DMR program).

In April, the House recommended funding DDS at $1,287,989,675 (including $10 million for the DESE/ DDS program), and in May, the Senate recommended funding DDS at $1,266,915,000 (including $6.5 million for the DESE/ DDS program). The House/Senate Conference Committee will be meeting to reconcile these two budgets and then present the Legislature's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget to the Governor. The members of the Conference Committee are Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos, SWM Chair, Senator Stephen M. Brewer, SWM Vice Chair, Representative Charles Murphy - HWM Chair, Representative Barbara L'Italien - HWM Vice Chair, Ranking Republican Senator Michael R. Knapik, and Ranking Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo

Below are the Governor's revised FY 2010 budget recommendations for the Department by line item.

5911 - 1003 Administration and Operations - $67,225,000

5911 - 2000 Community Programs (combines Community Day & Work, Family Supports, and Transportation)- $125,945,000

5920 - 2000 Community and State Operated Residential ( combines Community Residential and State Operated Programs) - $847,050,000

5920 - 2206 Residential Rate Initiative - $0

5920 - 2010 State Operated Programs - $0 (transferred to Community and State Operated Residential account)

5920 - 2020 Boulet Settlement - $0 (transferred to combined Community and State Operated Residential account)

5920 - 2025 Community Day and Work - $0 (transferred to combined Community Programs account)

5920 - 3000 Respite/Family Support - $0 (transferred to combined Community Programs account)

5920 - 3010 Autism Division - $3,790,000

5920 - 5000 Turning 22 Services - $1,021,000

5930 - 1000 State Facilities - $161,615,000

5982 - 1000 Templeton Retained Revenue - $150,000

5948 - 0012 Inter-Governmental Transfer - Special Education Alternatives of Children with MR - $6,500,000


This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.