EOTSS is funded mainly through the Commonwealth’s annual General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Governor’s Annual IT Capital Investment Plan (IT CIP), and agency chargeback revenue.
Together the GAA and chargeback fund daily cybersecurity and IT operations and services, while the IT CIP invests in the long-term goals of modernizing legacy IT infrastructure, ensuring the continuity of government services, improving constituent-centric digital services, and enhancing the state’s cybersecurity posture.
For more information, please see the following:
General Appropriations Act (GAA) funding
The annual GAA — or state budget — is finalized each year on or about the start of the Commonwealth’s fiscal year, July 1. The annual budget process begins when the Governor files recommendations as a bill with the House of Representatives in January. The House and Senate then pass their own versions of the budget in the spring, before ultimately agreeing on a compromise budget that is sent to the Governor for his or her signature before the start of the new fiscal year.
- EOTSS FY23 GAA Funding TBD
- EOTSS FY22 GAA Funding
- FY21, FY20, and Past Budgets
IT Capital Investment Plan
The IT Capital Investment Plan is published as part of the Governor’s Capital Investment Plan for the Commonwealth on or about May 1 of each year. EOTSS oversees the IT capital investment portfolio and related program management through its Office of Capital Planning in coordination with the Executive Office for Administration & Finance (A&F).
EOTSS chargeback model
EOTSS is authorized by the Legislature to chargeback agencies/entities for services provided. EOTSS operates under a "cost-recovery" model and uses a "chargeback methodology" to recover its expenses.
Anticipated expenses are recovered through monthly billings. Expenses recovered can include (but are not limited to):
- EOTSS direct labor support
- Hardware and software maintenance
- Vendor management costs
- Equipment leases/TELP's (if applicable)
- Massachusetts Information Technology Center (MITC) rent
Use the following links to download a more detailed FY22 Chargeback Rate Schedule for the EOTSS Chargeback Model.
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