AN ACT RELATIVE TO MATCHING GRANTS FOR VARIOUS SCHOOL-TO-WORK PROGRAMS.
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith the transfer of funds for environmental clean-up purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Section 2 of said chapter 45 of the acts of 2005 is hereby further amended by striking out item 7027-0016 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-
For matching grants for various school-to-work programs; provided, that the board of education shall establish guidelines for such programs in consultation with the department of workforce development; provided further, that any funds distributed from this item to cities, towns or regional school districts shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary; provided further, that each grant awarded herein shall be matched by the recipient from local, federal, or private funds; provided further, that the board of education may determine the percentage match required on an individual grant basis; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $734,400 for the state’s matching grant for the CS-squared program at the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $1,092,191 to Jobs for Bay State Graduates, Inc., for the purpose of school-to-work activities; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $42,975 to the Blue Hills regional vocation school for the School to Careers Partnership to fund a teacher externship program and a student internship program; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for a pilot program that targets at-risk youth, Amer-I-Can and provided further, that of this $250,000, funds may be expended for the administration of this program in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Diploma Plus Program at Cape Cod Community College; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for a workforce development program within the city of Boston at the John D. O’Bryant High School, designed to operate in collaboration with the medical and academic institutions located in Boston’s Longwood area of said city and the Medical Academic Scientific Community Organization; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with the planning and design of a new Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School in the town of Danvers; and provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be made available to Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts for the expansion and delivery of in-school and after-school community based workforce development programs for at-risk and under-served students in Massachusetts; provided further, that $350,000 shall be expended for a pilot program targeting Roxbury/Mission Hill/Dorchester residents, including veterans, for a workforce development recruiting and training program center at Roxbury Community College in collaboration with community based organizations and medical and academic institutions in the Longwood area of the city and the Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization Inc.............................. 4,619,566
Passed without Governor’s signature, July 11, 2006.