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Budget Summary FY2018

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30007050 - Services for Infants and Parents
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017

Account Description FY2017
3000-7050 Services for Infants and Parents
For the coordinated family and community engagement grant program, which shall establish a statewide network of supports for early education; provided, that the department of early education and care shall distribute the grants not later than August 31, 2017 in order to allow a full year of service for families involved in these programs; provided further, that the department shall, to the maximum extent feasible, coordinate services provided through this item with services provided through item 3000-7000 in order to ensure that parents receiving services through this item are aware of all opportunities available to them and their children through the department; provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include, but not be limited to, community partnership councils, the Massachusetts Family Networks program, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, the home-based, school readiness and family support program known as the parent-child home program, head start programs, other school readiness and family support programs, licensed child care providers and child care resource and referral centers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 more than fiscal year 2017 shall be expended on said parent-child home program; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall be in alignment with the quality requirements of the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program and the development of the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System; provided further, that the department shall take steps to streamline activities and programs funded through this item; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from this item on grants for supplemental services for children with individualized education plans

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