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Budget Summary FY2015

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30001050 - EEC Assessment
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

Account Description FY2014
3000-1050 EEC Assessment
For supplemental research and assessment related to item 1599-0500 in section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts 2013; provided, that the supplemental research shall be directed by a nonprofit research organization with demonstrated experience assessing the business practices, service delivery and financial systems of state-subsidized childcare programs; provided further, that the department shall consider research and assessment conducted through this item to be a continuation and expansion of the research authorized by item 1599-0500 in section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the supplemental research and assessment shall: (i) identify promising practices and alternative strategies, including those used by other states, around the design and administration of a "blended-funded system" using both contracts and vouchers; (ii) examine the childcare eligibility, referral and oversight mechanisms within partner agencies as they intersect with the department of early education and care and the efficiency and efficacy of the current funding approaches to meeting the needs of children and families in these systems; and (iii) examine the business processes and service delivery of local subsidy eligibility administration; and provided further, that the organization conducting the assessment shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 3, 2015, a report on the progress to date, obstacles encountered and preliminary findings
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