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Budget Summary FY2017

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70531925 - School Breakfast Program
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

Account Description FY2016
7053-1925 School Breakfast Program
For the school breakfast program for public and nonpublic schools and for grants to improve summer food programs during the summer school vacation period; provided, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7053-1925 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, Inc. to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program; provided further, that within the summer food program, priority shall be given to extending the programs for the full summer vacation period and promoting increased participation in the programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall solicit proposals from returning sponsors and school food authorities in time for implementation of the grant program during the summer of 2017; provided further, that the grants shall only be awarded to sponsors who can demonstrate their intent to offer full summer programs or increase participation; provided further, that the department shall require sufficient reporting from each grantee to measure the success of the grant program; provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 29, 2017; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the universal school breakfast program through which all children in schools receiving funds under the program shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts; provided further, that subject to regulations of the board of education that specify time and learning standards, breakfasts shall be served during regular school hours; provided further, that participation shall be limited to those elementary schools mandated to serve breakfast under section 1C of chapter 69 of the General Laws where 60 per cent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced price meals under the federally-funded school meals program; provided further, that the department shall select school sites for programs authorized by this item not later than November 10, 2016 and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 5, 2017; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Chefs in Schools program, operated by Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc; provided further, that the department shall partner with the Eos Foundation to offer breakfast in the classroom programming in districts providing free or reduced lunch to at least 60% of the district student population; and provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to legal rights in any party or enforceable entitlement to services, prior appropriation continued

5,003,297 4,671,322

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.