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Budget Summary FY2017

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70350002 - Adult Basic Education
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

Account Description FY2016
7035-0002 Adult Basic Education
For the provision and improvement of adult basic education services; provided, that grants shall be distributed to a diverse network of organizations which have demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in the provision of such services and that are selected competitively by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that the grants shall support the successful transition of students from other adult basic education programs to community college certificate and degree-granting programs; provided further, that the grants shall be contingent upon satisfactory levels of performance as defined and determined by the department; provided further, that grants shall not be considered an entitlement to a grant recipient; provided further, that the department shall consult with community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards and fund professional development for adult basic education programs and services; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc. to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers; provided further, that $50,000 shall be allocated to the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc. to assist in citizenship education, citizenship application assistance, English as a second language classes and computer training for low-income adults; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Casa Dominicana of Lawrence to assist with citizenship, high school equivalency testing, and English as a second language classes for low-income adults; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Family Services of the Merrimack Valley to provide English as a second language classes, college preparation, high school equivalency testing and citizenship classes for low-income adults

30,584,164 29,468,517

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.