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Budget Summary FY2016

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70660000 - Department of Higher Education
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
7066-0000 Department of Higher Education
For the operation of the department of higher education; provided, that the department shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the state university internship incentive program established in item 7066-0000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the commonwealth shall contribute funds to each institution in an amount necessary to match private contributions in the current fiscal year to the institution's internship incentive program; provided further, that the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $1 privately contributed to each university's board of trustees or foundation; provided further, that the maximum total contributions from the commonwealth shall be no greater than the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that funds from this program shall not result in direct or indirect reduction in the commonwealth's appropriations to the institutions for operations, scholarships, financial aid or any state appropriation and the department shall promulgate regulations and criteria for said program; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the state colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund, from the funds received from the operations of the projects, the costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the commissioner of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that funds from this account shall be expended for the office of coordination; provided further, that funds from this account may be expended for the commonwealth's share of the cost of the compact for education; provided further, that the office of coordination within the department of higher education, in cooperation with the executive office of labor and workforce development, shall establish a training resources and internship networks (TRAIN) grant program, pursuant to section 179; provided further, that not more than $200,000 shall be expended for startup and administrative costs for the program; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for monthly stipends for participants in the program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the department to support assessment and coordination of a system-wide effort to address campus violence, with an emphasis on properly identifying, reporting and responding to sexual violence, coordinating and offering training initiatives and fostering a culture of inclusivity; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations

2,666,734 4,449,334

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.