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80001000 - Evidence Based Programming Grants
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
8000-1000 Evidence Based Programming Grants
For a competitive grant program to be administered by the executive office of public safety and security to pilot or expand new or current innovative and evidence-based approaches for improving recidivism outcomes; provided, that eligible applicants shall include executive branch, judicial branch and other county and statewide criminal justice agencies including, but not limited to, the department of correction, the houses of correction, the office of the commissioner of probation, the parole board, the district attorneys' offices, the department of youth services and the committee for public counsel services; provided further, that the office shall limit awards to applicants that clearly and effectively demonstrate: (i) a current or proposed program or practice that is evidence-based or research-based or that is considered a promising practice, to be more specifically defined by the executive office of public safety and security in the application for grant funding; (ii) efforts to ensure quality implementation; and (iii) a commitment to independent evaluation of outcomes; provided further, that eligible applicants shall complete a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to be considered eligible for funding; and provided further, that grant recipients shall make a written commitment to expand the percentage of evidence-based programming currently delivered
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Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this item because it is not consistent with my House 1 recommendation.