Programs for Children Aged 13-18

7061-9611

After-School and Out-of-School Grants provide funding for after-school and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs to provide quality academic and social supports to students both during the school year and the summer months. Serving students with greater needs is prioritized in ASOST grant awards.

7061-9614

Alternative Education Grants were eliminated in the FY 2017 budget.

Alternative Education Grants help school districts establish alternative education programs at the middle and high school level for students who are struggling in the traditional school setting. Students in need of alternative education face difficult challenges including severe attendance issues, the risk of repeating grades, teen pregnancy, and discipline issues that have resulted in suspensions or expulsions. While Alternative Education Grants are targeted primarily at continuing educational opportunities for students outside of regular classroom settings, some funding can also support preventative measures for students with persistent challenges.

4200-0600

The Alternative Lockup Program funds secure placements for youth arrested when courts are not in session. The program is designed to provide a safe (non-police) environment for alleged juvenile offenders awaiting a court appearance.

4800-0151

Alternative Non-Secure Overnight Lockup provides safe and secure emergency placement other than a police station for children under 18 under arrest for status offenses or other nonviolent delinquency charges.

7035-0035

The Advanced Placement (AP) Math and Science program funds competitive grants for programs designed to increase participation and success in high school AP courses, particularly for under-served populations.

4512-0200

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) oversees the state's substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services, including several crucial programs for adolescents and young adults.

4400-1100

Caseworker Salaries and Benefits funds salaries for caseworkers at the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Even as SNAP (formerly food-stamps) caseloads have grown in the past decade, funding for caseworkers has been reduced causing severe increases in the number of cases each caseworker administers.

7004-0100

This line item funds the administration and operations of the Division of Housing Stabilization (DHS) in the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Funding pays for DHS personnel including central management, support personnel and the caseworkers who determine whether families are eligible for homeless shelter and housing assistance overseen by the Division.

7061-0029

The Center for District and School Accountability (CDSA) monitors and reviews the efforts of schools and school districts to improve academic achievement. It acts as an auditor within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to review school districts across the state and report these reviews to policymakers and the public.

7061-0008

Chapter 70 aid is the state program that distributes funding to support to the state's 326 local and regional school districts. With over $4.5 billion in funding, Chapter 70 aid is by far the largest K-12 education-related line item in the state budget.

7061-9010

When students and their families choose to enroll in a charter school, state law requires that the public school district in which they reside pay the student’s tuition costs. The Charter School Reimbursement program is designed to ease the transition challenges that come when a district has an increase in charter tuition payments (usually coming from an increase in the number of students leaving for charter schools).

5042-5000

Funding from this line item supports a variety of services for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and serious mental illness. Services are provided in residential facilities and through other community-based programs, and may be coordinated with services provided by other state agencies. This line item also funds the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project.

3000-2000

The Access Management or Child Care Resource and Referral Centers line item funds child care resources and referral agencies (CCR&R) that help families with a subsidy find child care. Resource centers are funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

1201-0160

The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue (CSE) is to make a difference in the lives of children by enforcing the financial responsibilities of parenthood. CSE’s core functions are to establish paternity, and establish, enforce and modify child support and health insurance orders.

1201-0164

As a joint state-federal effort, the Massachusetts Child Support Division (CSE) within the Department of Revenue, receives federal reimbursements on a share of the state funds it spends each fiscal year.

4800-0091

Child Welfare Training Institute Retained Revenue funds training opportunities for employees of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The program is funded through federal reimbursements received under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.

4000-0950

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) supports comprehensive behavioral health screening during a pediatric well-child visit for all children eligible for MassHealth. CBHI also covers comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services for children diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance.

4000-0990

The Children's Medical Security Plan (CMSP) provides primary and preventive services for uninsured children through age 18 who are not eligible for MassHealth.

3000-2050

The Children's Trust Fund (CTF) is partly funded through this line item. The CTF funds and evaluates the work of over 100 family support and parenting education programs throughout Massachusetts working to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting parents and strengthening families. CTF, a quasi government agency, also receives funding from its non-profit arm Friends of Children's Trust Fund.

0950-0050

The Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (GLBTQ Youth) is an independent state commission that advises state agencies on programs that help GLBTQ Youth.

7061-9811

The Creative Challenge Index supports implementation of a measurement tool for schools across the state evaluating how successfully educators promote creativity and innovation among their students.

4000-0008

This program in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services supports a year-round out-of-school program run by the Crossroads Organization.

4800-0200

Family Resource Centers provide resources and information to families about state and local services. The centers make it easier for families to access many different public services in one place.

4512-0500

Dental Health Services funds oral health programs for children and adults through the Department of Public Health’s Office of Oral Health – targeting people who have challenges accessing dental care.

4800-0015

The Department of Children and Family (DCF) Administration line item funds operations and clinical support services within the central, regional and area offices. Most job functions, apart from social workers, are funded through this line item, including senior administration, program and project managers, lawyers, policy evaluation, IT, trainers, budget and finance.

4800-0030

This line item funds lead agencies to administer Department of Children and Families (DCF) services at the regional and area level. These lead agencies do not perform direct services, but contract to local organizations.

3000-1000

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) was created in 2005 to oversee early education and care services, and after-school programming. Massachusetts was the first state to create one agency to oversee early education and care services. Prior to the creation of EEC, administration of early childhood programs was split between two different agencies.

7010-0005

This line item funds the administration of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

4400-1000

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) helps low-income individuals and families meet their basic needs. Administration funds operations and support services within both the central office and twenty transitional assistance offices around the state. Most job functions, apart from caseworkers, are funded through this line. Senior administration, program and project managers, lawyers, policy evaluation, IT, trainers, budget and finance, and all other support personnel are funded here.

4200-0010

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) is charged with the detention, custody, diagnosis, care, and training of delinquent juvenile offenders. The Department has a dual mandate of rehabilitation and public safety providing delinquency prevention and positive opportunities while promoting the acquisition of pro-social skills.

4200-0500

Department of Youth Services (DYS) Teacher Salaries provides additional funds for salaries for teachers in DYS facilities. Services provided aim to prepare youth to reintegrate into the community and to make a successful transition to public school, GED preparation, post-secondary education, job skills training or employment.

4513-1130

This line item funds a variety of programs that aim to prevent domestic and sexual violence, provide support to victims, and promote positive relationship models.

4400-1025

Domestic Violence Specialists funds the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Domestic Violence Unit which provides services to victims of domestic violence who are on public assistance. This unit, established in 1999, consists of a specialist in each DTA area office.

4510-3010

This program, first funded in 2014, establishes a regional multidisciplinary Down syndrome center at the UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center.

3000-6075

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services provide support to children and families in early education and care programs and for children up to the age of 14. Funding also supports training for providers. Preference is given to services which focus on lowering the number of school suspensions and expulsions.

1.605

The state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax break provided by the Commonwealth to lower-income workers in order to increase the after-tax rewards to work. It is available only to tax filers with earned income and provides benefits primarily to workers with children.

7009-1700

The Executive Office of Education houses the Information Technology Office, which supplies technology assistance to agencies that interact with schools and school aged children from early education and care through Higher Education.

7061-0011

State school aid each year is based on enrollment levels in October of the previous year. However, there are situations where enrollment in particular districts rises dramatically during the course of a year, in ways that are not reflected in state school aid in the Chapter 70 formula. The Education Reform Reserve generally has very small amounts of money relative to the over $4 billion Chapter 70 program, to help districts compensate for significant swings in enrollment and other unforeseen circumstances.

7061-9200

The Education Technology Program provides funding to support the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s data collection and analysis activities. This program helps provide staffing to support data analysis of information from schools and districts across the state for a variety of uses, including reporting data related to federal and other grants.

7028-0031

When youth under the age of 18 commit offenses that result in a sentence to a juvenile detention facility, the state remains responsible for their education. The School Age Children in Institutional Schools and Houses of Correction program allows the state to pay for these students’ educational needs and provide supplemental services such as special education.

This funding also helps support the alignment of educational standards for youth in institutional settings with standards for all students, which can ease the reintegration of youth into traditional public schools.

Updated June 2015

7009-6400

The English Language Learners in Gateway Cities program primarily funds grants for summer academies that seek to improve the English language skills of middle and high school students in Gateway Cities.

4408-1000

Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) is a cash assistance program administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Individuals eligible for EAEDC are: disabled, caring for someone who is disabled, 65 or older, in a Mass. Rehab program, and children who are not able to get TAFDC benefits.

7004-0101

Massachusetts is one of the few places in the U.S. that provides shelter, through its Emergency Assistance (EA) program, to all low-income homeless families who meet certain eligibility criteria. Low-income homeless families are eligible for EA shelter if they live at or below 115% of the federal poverty level and have lost their homes to fire, natural disaster, loss of income, were living in unhealthy or unsafe conditions or were forced to leave their housing because they were victims of domestic violence.

2511-0105

The Emergency Food Assistance Program funds four regional food banks. The Worcester County Food Bank, Greater Boston Food Bank, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank provide food to almost 900 hunger-relief programs in Massachusetts. Programs which receive food from the four food banks include pantries, soup kitchens, transitional houses, residential programs, youth and elder centers, shelters and meal sites.

4401-1000

The Employment Services Program (ESP) funds employment and training services for recipients of TAFDC. The program provides education, occupational skills and employment support services to clients. Administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), ESP providers contract for services throughout Massachusetts.

7027-1004

English Language Acquisition funds professional development for teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) and school administrators. Professional development under this program is designed to improve academic achievement of ELL students through improved educator practice of Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), the main method of teaching ELL students in Massachusetts. Using SEI means that teachers must adjust their practices to fit the needs of students who are not yet proficient in English. Support for ELL students also includes the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) to build language proficiency.

7061-9412

The Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant program supports several Massachusetts schools expanding the traditional school year by at least 300 hours. The addition of ELT allows schools to add instructional time for core academic subjects, while also integrating more enrichment opportunities such as arts, sports, and experiential learning. ELT schools can also provide teachers with more common planning time and professional development opportunities.

4000-0051

Family Access Centers provide resources and information to families about state and local services. The centers make it easier for families to access many different public services in one place.

4513-1000

Family Health Services at the Dept. of Public Health supports more than 90 family planning clinic sites across the Commonwealth, providing counseling, education, and clinical services to low-income adolescents, women, and men. It also supports the birth defects monitoring program and a poison control center at Children's Hospital.

3000-7050

Services for Infants and Parents (Family Support and Engagement) funds two grants administered by the Department of Early Education & Care (EEC). The Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funds approximately 100 CFCE grantees across the state which deliver family support programs, parent education, and information and referrals for other comprehensive services. The Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant funds professional development for providers including coaching and mentoring, educator planning and competency development/training.

4800-0040

Family Support and Stabilization supports programs and services which help families stay together. Child safety is the Department of Children and Families's (DCF) primary mission, but the department strives to keep families intact if possible.

5055-0000

This line item funds mental health services for adults and children involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. It also includes partial funding for the Juvenile Court Clinic system. The Juvenile Court Clinics provide court-ordered evaluations and assessments of children referred to the juvenile justice system.

4800-0058

This program, first funded in FY 2017, supports a campaign to recruit new foster parents.

4800-0025

This line item funds a mandatory biannual review by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) of the case plan of each child in foster care.

8100-0111

Shannon Grants help fund anti-gang and youth violence prevention efforts undertaken by law enforcement, community-based organizations, and government agencies in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

4800-0041

Group Care Services funds the Department of Children and Families' (DCF) contracted congregate care programs, including residential and group care placements. A further provision allocates funds for intensive community-based services for children who would otherwise be placed in congregate settings.

3000-7000

The Healthy Families Home Visiting Program, also called Healthy Families Massachusetts (HFM), provides home visits for first-time parents under the age of 21. Parents are eligible during pregnancy until their child reaches the age of three. This program has no income limit; however, priority for services is given to low-income families and parents with at-risk newborns. The program is administered by the Children's Trust Fund (CTF).

4513-1131

This grant program for public middle and high schools supports programs to address teen dating violence.

7004-0108

HomeBASE provides short-term assistance to help low-income families eligible for shelter through the Emergency Assistance (EA) program to secure permanent housing. HomeBASE is overseen by the Division of Housing Stabilization (DHS) within the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

7035-0008

When students become homeless, it is important to provide academic and social stability by allowing them to remain in their original school. To pursue this goal the federal McKinney-Vento Act helps homeless students remain enrolled in the original school they attended before becoming homeless. The state Homeless Student Transportation program helps cover the local costs of transportation of homeless students between cities and towns.

3000-4060

Income Eligible Child Care provides subsidized child care for the children of low-income parents not receiving child care through TAFDC who are working, disabled, in an education or job training program, or who otherwise meet the activity requirement. Child care is provided for children under 13 and for older children with special needs.

7061-9011

Funding for Innovation Schools was eliminated through a mid-year cut of $350,000 to the FY 2017 budget.

The Innovation Schools line item funds competitive grants for school districts planning, implementing, or enhancing Innovation Schools in Massachusetts. Innovation schools are district public schools that have increased flexibility on a number of key areas of school structure and organization. This structure aims to help schools better organize their resources to benefit their students and provide examples of innovative practices that can be adopted more broadly across Massachusetts.

5095-0015

This line item funds hospitals and other in-patient facilities operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH). A small portion of funding from this line item supports services for children.

0337-0002

The Juvenile Court oversees cases involving delinquency, Child Requiring Assistance cases (CRAs), Care and Protection petitions, adult contributing to a delinquency of a minor cases, adoption, guardianship, termination of parental rights proceedings, and youthful offender cases. In general, the Juvenile Court handles cases involving young people, ages 7 through 17.

7010-0033

The Literacy Programs line item provides competitive grant funds to support projects for literacy planning, instruction, professional development, and student assessment in districts with student skill gaps. These grants support efforts focused on early literacy (Pre-K through 3rd grade) as well as adolescent literacy (4th-12th grade).

7004-9024

The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) provides both mobile and project-based vouchers to low-income renters in Massachusetts.

4000-0430

MassHealth CommonHealth covers children and adults with disabilities with incomes that are too high to qualify for MassHealth Standard.

4000-0880

The MassHealth Family Assistance program provides health insurance coverage for children with family incomes to 300 percent of the federal poverty level and young adults (ages 19-20) up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level who are not eligible for MassHealth Standard.

4000-0700

MassHealth Fee-for-Service covers payments for coverage provided to children and adults through fee-for-service arrangements with providers.

4000-0500

MassHealth Managed Care pays for health insurance coverage provided to children and adults through a managed care organization (MCO) with which MassHealth contracts or under the MassHealth Primary Care Clinician (PCC) plan.

7061-9404

MCAS Low-Scoring Student Support grants were eliminated in the FY 2017 budget.

MCAS Low-Scoring Student Support funds grants to school districts and other providers to assist students who have struggled on state standardized tests and are in danger of failing to graduate from high school.

7061-9634

The Mentoring Matching Grants program funds competitive grants to public and private mentoring programs that connect young people with adult mentors. Quality mentoring is a common youth development strategy, supporting young people in becoming engaged members of their community. Mentoring programs can help youth improve self-confidence, self-esteem, academic perseverance, and achievement.

7035-0007

Students are allowed to enroll in vocational education programs outside of the school district they live in, if their home district does not offer it. When this occurs, state law requires that the sending school districts pay the cost of transportation. The state offers reimbursements to the resident school districts for the cost of sending these students to other districts through the non-resident transportation line-item.

4200-0100

Non-residential Services for Committed Population funds programs and services for youth in Department of Youth Services (DYS) custody who reside in the community. At any given time, approximately half the youth committed to DYS are supervised in the community. There are 28 district and satellite offices providing services to youth in the community who reside with a parent, guardian, foster parent or in a transitional living program.

0930-0100

The Office of Child Advocate (OCA) works to ensure that every child involved with state agencies in Massachusetts is protected from harm and receives quality services. It collaborates with legislators, social workers, doctors, administrators, and other professionals to improve services to children and families and issues an annual report with recommendations for improvements.

7009-6379

This line item funds the Executive Office of Education, which oversees the state's educational system from early education through college.

4590-1503

The Pediatric Palliative Care program provides supportive services to Massachusetts children with life-limiting illnesses and their families through a network of ten hospices. Palliative care provides support throughout the course of a child’s illness or disease, and is not limited to the end of life.

4510-0112

The Postpartum Depression Pilot Program, and funding for it, was first included in the FY 2014 budget in order to address postpartum depression through community-based services.

0333-0002

The Probate and Family Court (PFC) oversees a wide range of family-focused legal matters, including divorce, alimony, paternity, child welfare, child custody, visitation and child support determinations. The PFC also handles "probate" matters, i.e., cases involving wills and the transfer of estates at time of death, as well as guardianship and conservatorship arrangements for minors and incapacitated adults.

7010-0012

The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) is a voluntary inter-district school assignment program designed to increase diversity and educational opportunity. METCO allows students in certain cities to attend public schools in other communities that volunteer to participate. Ultimately, METCO is designed both to reduce the racial isolation of suburban school districts and reduce segregation in city schools.

7061-0033

The federal government gives assistance, called Impact Aid, to school districts that have significant federal land (including military bases) within their boundaries, helping offset local revenue lost because this property cannot be taxed.

4512-0211

Recovery High Schools are public schools where students can earn a high school diploma while being supported in recovery from alcohol and drug use.

7061-9810

Due to concerns that some school districts may be too small to adequately and efficiently meet the needs of their students, Massachusetts provides incentive funding for school districts in rural areas to consolidate into larger school districts. To deal with the budget issues that may come with consolidation, the state has created the Regionalization Bonus program to fund transition costs.

7004-9316

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) provides low-income families who are at risk of becoming homeless with one-time housing assistance.

4200-0300

Residential Services for Committed Population funds facilities and residential programs for Department of Youth Services (DYS) committed youth not living in the community. Facilities range from fully locked and secure facilities which severely restrict client movement to independent living programs for youth reintegrating into the community.

4200-0200

Residential Services for Detained Population funds detention services for youth awaiting trial. The Department of Youth Services (DYS) aims to divert low risk youth from secure detention through the identification of more appropriate and less costly alternative placements.

5920-3000

The respite and family supports program is for clients of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) who are living at home with their families, in order to help with in-home care or give primary caregivers a break from caregiving.

4000-0005

The Safe and Successful Youth Initiative takes a multi-faceted and community-based public health and public safety approach to reducing gun-related violence among high risk young people in 11 selected cities.

7061-9612

A high-quality education for all residents of the Commonwealth is a key part of providing opportunity to our young people. There is increasing recognition that non-academic barriers, such as health, mental health, wellness, and family challenges, can impede students successfully completing their education. These barriers are especially concerning for schools that serve large populations of low-income students. Safe and Supportive Schools grants are one means to develop plans to address these challenges.

7053-1925

The state School Breakfast Program line item supplements Federal School Breakfast funding in Massachusetts. Over 80 percent of schools across the Commonwealth offer breakfast for kids. The Federal School Breakfast program provided a total of over $50 million in funding to support free or low-cost meals to over 160,000 kids in Massachusetts in FY 2015.

7053-1909

The School Lunch Program line item is a required state funding match that supplements federal school lunch funding coming into Massachusetts.

T0100620

The School Modernization and Reconstruction Trust Fund (School Building Assistance) is used to help school districts pay for school construction and renovation projects. When someone pays Massachusetts sales tax, one percent of the retail value of the purchase goes toward this fund.

7027-0019

The School to Career Connecting Activities program funds school-to-career programs for high school youth, targeted primarily for those scoring low on state tests. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) distributes funds for public-private job partnerships through the state's 16 Workforce Investment Boards. Connecting Activities are designed to give students more learning hours by extending the classroom into the workplace and providing students with supportive one-to-one mentoring relationships.

4590-0250

School-Based Health Programs support health services to students in the school setting, which is particularly important for students who need to manage chronic health conditions over the course of the day, and for students facing barriers to care.

7066-0024

The Schools of Excellence program is a collaboration between the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, multiple high schools, and the state to operate the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science. The academy consists of 100 high achieving high school juniors and seniors from Eastern and Central Massachusetts who complete high school and a year of college in a specialized rigorous program with a strong emphasis on math and science.

4510-0025

The SEAL Dental Program is a school-based program that provides screenings, education, dental sealants and fluoride, as well as referrals to a dentist when necessary for students in 13 communities, in schools with a large share of low-income students.

4800-0038

Services for Children and Families funds foster care and adoption services for clients of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Services are delivered by organizations that partner with DCF, with the aim of providing a permanent family for every child.

4800-0036

The Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (SAIN) facilitates interagency cooperation in order to minimize secondary trauma to child victims of sexual abuse. The Department of Children and Families (DCF), law enforcement, child advocates and other organizations jointly assess victim's immediate needs while also facilitating prosecution.

4510-0810

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provides medical care and expert forensic evidence collection for victims of all ages. The program connects victims to rape crisis center advocates or children’s advocacy centers to assure that they are provided with social and emotional supports. The evidence collected by SANEs can be critical in the prosecution of sexual offenders. The Massachusetts SANE program is the only statewide program for all ages in the country and the pediatric component has been a model for similar efforts in other states and countries to care for child sexual assault patients.

1233-2401

The state's Chapter 40S program provides incentives for zoning rules that encourage the development of higher density residential and commercial space. This is often referred to as Smart Growth Development.

With greater density of new homes, it is common for more children to enroll in public schools. To help districts accommodate these new students, the Chapter 40S program provides payments to cities and towns to help offset new costs.

4800-1100

Social Workers/Case Management provides salaries for case workers at the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Funding is intended to be sufficient to maintain caseloads for all case workers at a standard level of 18 to 1 statewide.

7061-0012

The Special Education Circuit Breaker program reimburses local school districts for a portion of their costs for educating severely high-needs special education students. The state reimburses a portion of district costs above a certain threshold and the precise reimbursement formula changes year-to-year depending on the total amount allocated in a given year and on the level of claims statewide.

7061-9406

The Statewide College and Career Readiness Program supports high school students in building academic skills necessary for workforce and college success. It aims to reduce the need for remedial coursework for students entering community colleges. State leaders created this line item in 2014, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) collaborates with the non-profit JFY NetWorks to administer the program.

7061-9400

The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is the standardized test Massachusetts students take from third through eighth grade as well as in tenth grade. To graduate high school, students must pass the 10th grade MCAS mathematics, English, and science tests. Funding for Student and School Assessment supports state administration of these exams. While MCAS takes a large portion of the testing administration budget, the state also implements other tests, including several for English and Occupational Proficiency.

7004-9005

The state budget provides operating support to local housing authorities (LHAs) throughout the state. These subsidies allow LHAs to provide affordable rentals to low-income families, elderly, and people with disabilities.

7010-0060

While first funded through the FY 2015 budget, the Substance Abuse Counselors line item has not yet been implemented as originally intended. Its initial FY 2015 funding was eliminated through a mid-year 9C cut. And, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Substance Abuse Counselors program is currently on hold for FY 2016.

4512-0203

Substance Abuse Family Intervention programs provides support for families of young adults with substance use concerns.

7002-0012

YouthWorks (formerly Summer Jobs for At-Risk Youth) is a summer and year-round jobs program for low-income and at-risk youth. Administered by the Commonwealth Corporation, YouthWorks provides job training and direct employment opportunities so that young people can explore new careers.

4400-1001

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation funds programs designed to increase the participation of residents eligible, but not currently signed up, to receive SNAP. The SNAP program, formerly known as Food Stamps, is a federal nutrition program administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) that helps low income residents stretch their food budget and buy healthy food.

4403-2007

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, funds a nutrition benefit for low-income individuals and families. SNAP is primarily a federal entitlement program, but Massachusetts funds a small supplement through the state budget. The United States Department of Agriculture oversees SNAP at the federal level. In Massachusetts, the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) administers the program.

4800-1400

This line item funds domestic violence services and prevention programs for clients of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Services are directed at any individual, including a child, suffering from or affected by domestic violence.

3000-3060

Supportive and TANF Child Care funds child care and early education for children with two different types of needs. The Supportive program funds children in the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The TANF portion funds child care for families involved with or transitioning from transitional aid to families with dependent children (TAFDC). TAFDC benefits are time limited cash assistance benefits for families with children, and pregnant women in the last 90 days of pregnancy.

4403-2000

Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) benefits are time limited cash assistance benefits for families with children and pregnant women in the last 120 days of pregnancy. The goal of TAFDC is to help families achieve self-sufficiency through employment. Besides cash, TAFDC benefits also include job training and assistance, education support and child care for clients who meet education/work eligibility requirements.

3000-4050

TANF Related Child Care funds child care for families involved with or transitioning from transitional aid to families with dependent children (TAFDC). TAFDC benefits are time limited cash assistance benefits for families with children, and pregnant women in the last 120 days of pregnancy.

7061-9408

Targeted Intervention in Underperforming Schools funds state efforts to help stabilize and improve academic performance in schools and districts identified by the state for improvement. Additional support from the state can be instrumental in helping improve the Commonwealth’s most challenged schools.

1.408

The Tax Break for Adoption Fees is a deduction provided by the Commonwealth to taxpayers who have paid fees to licensed adoption agencies while attempting to adopt a minor child.

1.012

The Tax Break for Certain Foster Care Payments is an exemption provided by the Commonwealth to officially-approved foster parents. This tax break exempts from taxation the portion of income received from the state to help offset the costs of providing approved foster care.

1.409

The Tax Break for Child and Dependent Care Costs (officially known as the "Deduction for Business-Related Child Care Expenses") is a tax break provided by the Commonwealth to taxpayers who must pay for childcare or dependent care in order to work.

1.011

The Tax Break for Daycare Expenses (officially known as the "Exemption for Dependent Care Expenses") is a tax break provided by the Commonwealth that allows employers to pay for daycare for the children of their employees using pre-tax dollars. In general, employees and employers qualify for this tax break when a portion of an employee's total compensation package takes the form of child (or dependent adult) daycare that is provided by or is paid for by the employer.

7061-9601

Prospective teachers must pass the Massachusetts Test for Educational Licensure (MTEL) before becoming full time certified teachers. The tests measure both basic teaching skills and subject-area competence. Prospective teachers must pay a registration fee for these tests and the money is then used to pay for test administration.

7061-9804

Teacher Content Training provides math and science professional development for teachers, especially those in lower performing school districts. It is designed to help improve teacher capacity and in turn enhance student skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

4403-2119

The Teen Structured Settings Program helps support teen parents under the age of 20 who are recipients of TAFDC benefits. The program helps locate an approved placement for teens as determined by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) with support from the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

4530-9000

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program funds community-based programs that are designed to prevent teen pregnancy, decrease sexually transmitted disease, delay early sexual activity, and to encourage young people to make healthy choices about relationships, sex and parenting.

4590-0300

This line item funds the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP), which aims to prevent people from starting to smoke and to help people quit smoking. Prevention programs are especially important for children and adolescents, since about 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before the age of 18. Smoking cessation programs are also important, since children whose parents smoke are affected by second hand smoke and are more likely to start smoking themselves.

4800-0016

DCF Transitional Employment Program (Roca) line item uses revenue collected from program participants to fund the transitional employment program run by Roca, Inc., an organization serving the most disenfranchised young people ages 17-24 in the communities of Chelsea, Revere and East Boston.

7035-0006

Regional school districts often have higher student transportation costs since they cover larger geographic regions. The state subsidizes transportation costs for these longer journeys in an effort to encourage the formation of regional school districts, which can often run more efficiently than smaller school districts.

4580-1000

The Universal Immunization Program funds the purchase and distribution of vaccines to children and some adults. Thanks to the program, Massachusetts ranks among the top states for pediatric immunization rates.

4590-1506

This line item provides funding for a competitive grant program administered by the Department of Public Health. The grant program is one component of a larger set of state strategies to combat youth violence.

4590-1507

This line item helps fund activities to prevent youth violence among young people at risk for violence perpetration or victimization. The grant program is one component of a larger set of state strategies to combat youth violence.

7061-9626

The YouthBuild line item provides state support for the 11 YouthBuild programs in Massachusetts. YouthBuild combines job training in construction related fields, community service, and academic instruction for students between the ages of 16 and 24 working towards their high school diploma. Participants in YouthBuild tend to come from low-income backgrounds and face significant challenges outside of the classroom in successfully completing their education.

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