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Budget Summary FY2018

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59202025 - Community Day and Work Programs
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017

Account Description FY2017
5920-2025 Community Day and Work Programs
For community-based day and work programs and associated transportation costs for adults; provided, that the department shall provide transportation prioritized by need; provided further, that the department shall support individuals with disabilities who transitioned from employment services offered at sheltered workshops to community-based employment as part of the commonwealth's employment first initiative; provided further, that any public-private partnerships with employers and nonprofits shall encourage the highest level of independence among individuals with disabilities and options to maximize community involvement and participation; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, not later than December 15, 2017, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities regarding: (i) eligible individuals who transitioned to community-based employment in fiscal year 2017 and those projected for fiscal year 2018; and (ii) the number and types of transitions funded by the pilot program since its inception, delineated by year; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Project SEARCH program

187,827,375 202,095,152

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.