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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN COVID-19 SPENDING IN ANTICIPATION OF FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith to make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public 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 1.  To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in section 2A are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Except as otherwise stated, the sums made available in item 1599-1231 shall be made available until June 30, 2020 and the sums made available in item 1599-1232 shall be made available until June 30, 2021. The secretary of administration and finance may transfer funds between said items 1599-1231 and 1599-1232 to ensure the timely distribution of funds as set forth in these items.

SECTION 2A.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Reserves

1599-1231.. For a reserve to support the commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, by the department of public health, regional and local boards of health and other public instrumentalities; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from this item to other items amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose; provided further, that not less than $350,000,000 shall be expended for personal protective equipment; provided further, that not less than $139,000,000 shall be expended for rate add-ons to providers of congregate care and other essential human services; provided further, that not less than $93,000,000 shall be expended for incentive pay for state employees at facilities that are in operation 24-hours a day, including, but not limited to, residential facilities in the human services sector; provided further, that not less than $85,000,000 shall be expended for field hospitals and shelters; provided further, that not less than $44,000,000 shall be expended for the Community Tracing Collaborative; provided further, that not less than $36,000,000 shall be expended for emergency child care for essential workers, covering parent fees for state-subsidized providers and operating emergency residential school isolation sites; provided further, that not less than $13,500,000 shall be transferred to item 7004-9005 and expended for local housing authorities to help address additional costs incurred in addressing the challenges of the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be transferred to items 7004-0101 and 7004-0102, and expended for the increased pandemic-related costs of the family and individual shelter system; provided further, that not less than $45,600,000 shall be expended for funds on behalf of programs that provide early education services to at least 1 child who is subsidized through funding from items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060 or who is the child of an essential worker through the 2019 novel coronavirus state of emergency; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall seek reimbursement for these costs from the one-time, discretionary funding available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant related to the 2019 novel coronavirus remediation provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to contrary, not later than July 20, 2020, the executive office for administration and finance shall transfer not less than $30,000,000 to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund established in section 66 of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that such funds shall be distributed not later than October 1, 2020 by the executive office of health and human services as direct payments to each provider participating in the MassHealth program as a community health center or hospital-licensed health center; provided further, that said funds shall be allocated in direct proportion to the total allowable reimbursable health services amount processed through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for each such health center during Health Safety Net fiscal year 2017, including any related settlements; provided further, that at least 10 calendar days prior to the expected payment date to each such health center, the executive office of health and human services shall provide a schedule listing the total allowable reimbursable health services amount processed through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for each such health center in Health Safety Net fiscal year 2017 including any related settlements, each such health center’s per cent of the aggregate total allowable reimbursable health services amount processed through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for all such health centers combined in Health Safety Net fiscal year 2017 including any related settlements, and the proposed payment amount to each such health center; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended for essential behavioral health services, including children’s mental health and trauma services, across the commonwealth to ensure continued and stable accessibility during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended on services and workforce supports under the department of elder affairs, including direct wage supplements for home care workers and elder protective services, during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $20,000,000 shall be expended on statewide efforts to address racial disparities in health during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $111,400,000 shall be expended for supplemental payments to hospitals and other health care providers and other costs incurred in the response to the 2019 novel coronavirus for which federal reimbursement may be available; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the costs associated with measures necessary to prevent the admission and readmission to licensed skilled nursing facilities of persons who tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus and to facilitate the segregation of such persons from other residents of skilled nursing facilities to prevent or mitigate the transmission of the virus; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall seek to optimize federal funding available for essential costs of the commonwealth’s response to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall seek federal reimbursement for spending incurred in this item where appropriate and available; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall consider the availability and constraints both of direct funding sources and reimbursement sources; provided further, that in the event that a direct funding source is more appropriate for spending authorized in this item, the secretary of administration and finance may spend from the other direct funding source and reduce spending from this item accordingly; provided further, that if the secretary of administration and finance determines that the actual need for a particular purpose is less than is authorized to be spent in this item for that purpose, the secretary of administration and finance may reduce spending accordingly; provided further, that no spending reductions shall be made below the amount authorized by this item for the following purposes: (i) early education reopening grants funded by the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant; (ii) the transfer to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for community hospitals; (iii) essential behavioral health services; (iv) services and workforce supports under the department of elder affairs; and (v) statewide efforts to address racial disparities in health; provided further, that funds made available in this item, including those made available through identification of an alternative funding source or not needed for a particular purpose, may be expended by public instrumentalities at the secretary’s discretion to support the commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not later than September 30, 2020 the secretary of administration and finance shall provide a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on spending from this item, including the federal resources utilized or applied for, to cover purposes supported by this item; and provided further, that the secretary shall provide subsequent updates, as necessary, on the federal resources utilized to cover purposes supported by this item................................................... $1,000,000,000

1599-1232.. For a reserve to support the commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus by the department of public health, regional and local boards of health and other public instrumentalities; provided, that not less than $9,250,000 shall be transferred to item 7004-0102 and expended for the increased pandemic-related costs of the individual shelter system; provided further, that said funds shall be provided directly to shelters and providers using the same distribution criteria and formula as used in the annual appropriation of said item 7004-0102; provided further, that not less than $20,000,000 shall be transferred to item 7004-9316 for a COVID-19 Residential Assistance for Families in Transition Response, or CRR, program to provide additional support through the residential assistance for families in transition program in order to prevent homelessness among those at risk due to pandemic-related economic insecurity; provided further, that for the purposes of the temporary CRR program, the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $10,000 for the duration of the program; provided further, that not less than 33 per cent of the CRR funds shall be provided to households with an income that is not greater than 30 per cent of the area median income, subject to the department of housing and community development’s discretion based on data reflecting program demand and usage; provided further, that in distributing 50 per cent of the funds, the department of housing and community development shall prioritize those families most likely to otherwise require shelter services under said item 7004-0101; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be transferred to item 7004-3036 and expended for the additional costs incurred by housing consumer education centers in administering housing and homelessness prevention resources and addressing increased volume of referrals of residents in need of housing and homelessness prevention resources due to reduced or lost incomes caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $5,800,000 shall be transferred to said item 7004-0104 for costs incurred as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and for the support of organizations providing low-threshold permanent supportive housing in non-congregate single-occupancy settings that provide a safer alternative to congregate shelter settings for the homeless population; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to item 4000-0007 for increased housing and supportive services necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus for unaccompanied homeless youth under section 16X of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $12,300,000 shall be transferred to item 4513-1020 to provide for increased staffing costs, equipment, connectivity and other costs associated with the implementation and expansion of early intervention services delivered via telehealth to support access to critical early intervention services during the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, the department of public health shall issue a 2019 novel coronavirus retainer or sustainability payment to all early intervention vendors and such payment shall be made on a proportional basis, calculated using the most recent early intervention child counts of the department of public health; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be transferred to item 4400-1001 for additional support for the FoodSource Hotline run by Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc. in order to meet additional demand generated by the 2019 novel coronavirus, to connect callers across the commonwealth to food resources in their communities and to assist households with SNAP applications; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to said item 4400-1001 to enhance the SNAP Outreach program administered by the department of transitional assistance to fund a range of organizations providing SNAP application assistance to reduce food insecurity during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $5,250,000 shall be transferred to item 7053-1925 to fund outreach, technical support and emergency operational costs of the school meal sites run by the Child Nutrition Outreach Program during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 of this amount shall be for proactive outreach and technical support to districts and partners in the Child Nutrition Outreach Program, as well as promotional materials, including a statewide meal site map, signage and posters for individual meal sites; provided further, that not less than $9,000,000 shall be transferred to item 2511-0105 for the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system for extraordinary need due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be consistent with the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the commonwealth’s 4 regional food banks in a manner that promotes geographic equity; provided further, that funds may be made available for costs associated with the distribution of foods for the emergency food assistance program as a result of increased demand caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $5,515,000 shall be transferred to item 7002-0012 for expansion of summer job programs and other youth-at-risk employment programs in response to increased economic insecurity as a result of 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $235,000 shall be transferred to item 1595-5819 for the purposes of funding Health Care For All, Inc. for the additional costs associated with operating its free statewide non-profit consumer assistance helpline during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic in order to provide health coverage eligibility, enrollment and navigation assistance and to operate an online support platform for enrollment assisters across the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be transferred to item 4510-0110 and expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers engaged in critically important facets of the commonwealth’s pandemic response to be provided by a state primary care association qualified under section 330A(f)(1) of the federal Public Health Service Act, 42 USC section 254c(f)(1); provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation established in chapter 40W of the General Laws for grants to support small businesses negatively impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that eligible grant applicants shall have not more than 50 employees; provided further, that grants may be used for employee payroll and benefit costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities and interest on other debt obligations; provided further, that priority in awarding grants shall be given to: (i) businesses that focus on reaching underserved markets; (ii) socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, which may include, but shall not be limited to, minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses; and (iii) businesses that have not received aid from federal programs related to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not later than December 1, 2020, the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) grant recipients; (b) grant sizes by recipient; and (c) any additional criteria that were considered in the awarding of these grants; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for wage and benefit supports to employees impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be transferred to item 7002-0010 for grants to community foundations to provide support to individuals and households throughout the commonwealth who are experiencing severe economic hardships due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that grants shall be distributed equitably among the community foundations based on the following factors: (1) population of individuals living in poverty in the area served by the foundation; (2) limited availability of federal pandemic-related relief funds that provide direct emergency financial assistance to individuals or households served by the foundation; (3) pandemic-related public health impact on the region served by the foundation; (4) population of individuals with unmet economic needs resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus; and (5) geographic area and the number of gateway municipalities as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws or municipalities with high proportions of low-income and non-English or limited English speaking populations served by the foundation; provided further, that community foundations receiving grants shall issue requests for proposals to community organizations to provide direct economic support for costs related to meeting basic human needs, such as housing and utility support and food security, to low-income impacted individuals and households with no, or very limited, access to sources of economic relief; provided further, that community foundations receiving grants shall evaluate community organizations applying based on the organization’s: (A) history of serving low-income, non-English or limited English speaking and historically underserved communities; (B) history of serving populations whose economic hardship has been exacerbated by the 2019 novel coronavirus; (C) ability to conduct outreach to identify individuals and households that qualify for assistance; and (D) ability to establish a simplified application process; provided further, that community foundations receiving grants shall work with the executive office of housing and economic development and subgrantees to develop and implement a reporting process to ensure that financial assistance is directed to the individuals and households most impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that if an area, city or town is determined to be unserved by a community foundation, the executive office shall work directly with community organizations to distribute grants providing direct aid to individuals and households; provided further, that the executive office shall, to the extent feasible, seek out philanthropic and other private funds necessary to match contributions equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by this item; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended by the secretary of the commonwealth for costs associated with expanded vote by mail made necessary by the 2019 novel coronavirus for primary and other elections in calendar year 2020 including, but not limited, to postage and application materials; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for “buy local” organizations that support local agriculture and farms; provided further, that prospective “buy local” organizations shall have 2 or more years of experience expanding consumer purchasing of locally grown food and 1 “buy local” organization shall be funded in each of the following 9 geographic areas: (I) Berkshire county; (II) Connecticut river valley and Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties; (III) Worcester county in central Massachusetts; (IV) greater Boston, including Suffolk and certain parts of Middlesex counties; (V) North of Boston, including Essex county and certain parts of Middlesex county; (VI) southeastern Massachusetts, including Bristol, Plymouth, and Norfolk counties; (VII) Cape Cod in Barnstable county; (VIII) Martha’s vineyard in the county of Dukes county; and (IX) Nantucket in Nantucket county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the city of Malden for costs associated with monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness of and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston’s public health commission to administer grants for violence prevention, intervention, trauma, mental health and recovery services for communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus to address increased need for services; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the department of elementary and secondary education for a grant program for quality out-of-school and summer academic enrichment programs in historically underserved communities to support the costs of health and safety improvements related to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Housing Families Inc. in the city of Malden for housing assistance services provided during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Bread of Life, Inc. in the city of Malden to address food insecurity due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended equally to Avon coalition for every student, Braintree community partnership on substance abuse, Canton alliance against substance abuse, EB Hope, Inc. in the town of East Bridgewater, Easton wings of hope, Milton substance abuse prevention coalition, Randolph substance abuse prevention coalition, Sharon substance prevention and resource coalition and organizing against substances in Stoughton to address increased demand for substance use prevention services caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge, Shrewsbury and Upton for technology, health and safety improvements in public schools related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for technology and health and safety improvements relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic for public schools in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton and West Bridgewater for the prevention and mitigation of the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the purchase of personal protective equipment and other protective and safety materials, related to the extraordinary costs of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic suffered by public schools, including vocational and technical schools, within the towns of Ashburnham, Athol, Barre, Brookfield, Charlton, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Rutland, Spencer, Sturbridge, Templeton, Warren, West Brookfield and Winchendon in the county of Worcester, the towns of Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in the county of Hampden, the town of Ware in the county of Hampshire and the town of Ashby in the county of Middlesex; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New England Center and Home for Veterans to address additional costs incurred in addressing the challenges of the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for Entrepreneurship for All, Inc., A Nonprofit Corporation, in the city of New Bedford to support small businesses negatively impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus by providing e-commerce training and peer-to-peer networking and support; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide support to individuals and households who are experiencing severe economic hardships due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $190,000 shall be expended for Southcoast Health System, Inc., in collaboration with the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, Inc., to provide increased access to testing and personal protective equipment for residents vulnerable to the 2019 novel coronavirus in the city of New Bedford, including, but not limited to, low-income, non-English or limited English speaking and historically underserved populations; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Lowell and the towns of Westford, Tyngsborough, Groton, Pepperell and Dunstable for the costs incurred by public libraries to transition in-person youth programs to accessible remote programming as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that funding shall be allocated based on the percentage of the population served; provided further, that each community shall receive not less than $15,000; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Entrepreneurship for All, Inc. in the city of Lowell for small business technical assistance and relief for those impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to Harrington Memorial Hospital, Inc., in the town of Southbridge for the purchase of personal protective equipment and other necessary expenses incurred due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Household Goods, Inc. in the town of Acton for a facility expansion due to increased client need and enhanced social distancing necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to Milford Regional Medical Center, Inc. in the town of Milford for the purchase of personal protective equipment and other necessary expenses incurred due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for water dispensing machines and other protective and safety materials, related to the extraordinary costs of the 2019 novel coronavirus suffered by public schools, including vocational and technical schools, within the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster and the towns of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, precincts 1 and 2, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Sterling and Westminster in the county of Worcester and the town of Townsend in the county of Middlesex; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to Food Link, Inc. to address increased food insecurity resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus in the towns of Arlington, Billerica, Burlington and Lexington and in the city of Woburn; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the city of Quincy, $50,000 for the town of Braintree and $25,000 each for the towns of Abington, Holbrook and Rockland for extraordinary costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended to the town of  Arlington youth counseling center for increased mental health service needs due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the city of Beverly for personal protective equipment to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the town of Danvers for personal protective equipment to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the city of Peabody for personal protective equipment to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the city of Salem for personal protective equipment to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for the town of Topsfield for personal protective equipment to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for food distribution to the council on aging in the city of Everett in order to address food insecurity brought about by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for food distribution to the Chelsea Collaborative, Inc. in the city of Chelsea in order to address food insecurity brought about by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for food distribution to Harvest on Vine in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston in order to address food insecurity brought about by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Boston, Inc., for additional costs incurred in addressing the challenges of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be provided to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., for assistance to businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote public health and economic opportunity in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be provided to the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce Inc. for assistance to businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote public health and economic opportunity in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be provided to Franklin County D.I.A.L./S.E.L.F. Inc. for the expansion of services for youth homelessness prevention in response to increased economic insecurity as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Pembroke public schools for technology improvements to facilitate remote or online learning necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the North Andover fire department to expand transportation and response capabilities to respond to unanticipated need during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Society for the Development of Arts and Humanities of Greater Newburyport, Inc. in the city of Newburyport to provide for unanticipated costs related to implementing health and safety guidelines during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended equally to Haverhill Inner City Boxing Club, Inc. in the city of Haverhill and to Haverhill Downtown Boxing, Inc. in the city of Haverhill to provide for unanticipated costs related to implementing health and safety guidelines for critical services for youth during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended equally to Methuen High School for the Students Against Destructive Decisions program and to the Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project, Inc. for substance use programming due to unexpected costs incurred and adaptation to remote services provided during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic to support vulnerable populations; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended to John Ashford Link House, Inc. in the cities of Newburyport and Amesbury and in the town of Salisbury to provide critical support for the unanticipated need for resources and programs serving vulnerable populations at risk of drug and alcohol addiction during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. to market and promote the Pioneer Valley of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties in-state tourism and visits from the New York, New Jersey and the New England region with a focus on small and local businesses that have been adversely impacted by travel disruptions from the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that said funding shall not be used for salaries, operations or other administrative work; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative for expanded programming and supports to address increased needs due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic to support youth in the city of Worcester who have experienced adverse childhood experiences that have been compounded by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting educational and economic disruptions and further exacerbated by racial inequities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Steps to Success, Inc., for staffing, equipment and materials that, due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, are needed to provide individualized academic support and comprehensive services to students living in public housing units in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of North Reading food pantry to address food insecurity due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Barnstable county department of health and environment to establish a mobile COVID-19 testing program within Barnstable county; provided further, that the Barnstable county department of health and environment shall work in consultation with municipal fire and emergency medical services departments within Barnstable county, fire districts within the town of Barnstable, Cape Cod Healthcare and community health centers located within Barnstable county to develop and execute the mobile testing program; provided further, that a portion of the funds may be used for subsidizing the cost of testing for individuals, at the discretion of the director of the Barnstable county department of health and environment; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended for The Open Door food pantry to address increased food insecurity due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended equally for costs associated to the response to 2019 novel coronavirus at skilled nursing facilities in the towns of Rockport and Wilmington and the city of Gloucester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of a public security facility to increase efficiency in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus in the town of Middleton; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended to Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services, Inc. in the city of Springfield to adapt programming and respond to increased need for comprehensive youth development and violence prevention services due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Andover, Dracut and Tewksbury and the city of Lawrence for the purchase of personal protective equipment, overtime for town and city employees and any other necessary purchases for costs incurred due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the town of Plymouth for technology improvements to facilitate remote or online learning necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for unanticipated costs related to implementing health and safety guidelines on the jobsite for the Somerville high school project related to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. for assistance related to home financing and financial planning during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke to support increased needs due to the 2019 novel coronavirus, including, but not limited to, personal protective equipment, technological upgrades and infection control; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Fit Body and Soul diabetes prevention program in the city of Springfield to support health and other services for patients who are at risk of complications from the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for staffing, supplies and equipment necessary to provide day care and services on-site to residents with cognitive and developmental disabilities at Pathway to Possible, Inc. homes in the city of Newton and the town of Wellesley due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Waltham Boys and Girls Club, Inc. for the purchase and distribution of food and supplies to families and associated labor costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to New North Citizens Council, Inc. in the city of Springfield for disbursement of personal protective equipment to essential workers and COVID-19 testing in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to W.A.T.C.H., Inc. in the city of Waltham for direct food assistance and direct rent and utility assistance to families necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $126,000 shall be expended to Charles River Community Health, Inc. for the staffing of nurses necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic to assist with COVID-19 testing and managing pediatric vaccinations missed due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be allocated for the public schools in the city of Attleboro and the towns of Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley and Wrentham for the purpose of adapting their learning environments to changes necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Groundwork Lawrence, Inc.'s partnership-based food access programs in the Merrimack Valley due to the increase in food insecurity due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be allocated to the city of Attleboro and the towns of Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley and Wrentham to purchase personal protective equipment made necessary due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Entrepreneurship For All, Inc., a Nonprofit Corporation in the city of Lynn to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in the city of Lynn and the North Shore region navigate the challenges and steep economic setbacks being faced as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the school system of the city of Taunton to provide necessary technology for distance learning for underserved students made necessary by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended equally to the school systems of the towns of Middleborough and Wareham to provide necessary technology for distance learning for underserved students made necessary by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the department of public health in the city of Lynn for the funding of nursing personnel and interpretation services to assist with continued efforts of the contact tracing program and coordination with the reopening of public schools in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for personal protective equipment for the regional school systems in the towns of Hanson and Whitman as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to assist businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations in acquiring supplies and adapting to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Haitian Community Partners Foundation, Inc. in the city of Brockton for losses incurred by the cancellation of English as a second language, financial literacy and youth summer programs as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Medfield, Walpole, Sharon, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, Seekonk and Rehoboth for food pantries within the community to combat food insecurity related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic for students, seniors, veterans, working people and other vulnerable populations; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for public schools in the city known as the town of Weymouth for costs associated with supplementing free full-day kindergarten as necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the Hebron Food Pantry, Inc. in the city of Attleboro to combat food insecurity related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and serve the immediate and critical food needs of seniors, veterans, working people and other vulnerable populations in the greater Attleboro region; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts cultural council established under section 52 of the chapter 10 of the General Laws for grants to support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations negatively impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that eligible grant applicants shall have not more than 25 employees; provided further, that grants may be used for general operations, employee payroll and benefit costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities and interest on other debt obligations; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for licensed summer camps and youth programming operating in the summer of 2020 to provide adequate and appropriate accommodations in a manner that is consistent with the safety protocols necessary to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $1,250,000 shall be expended for a grant program to be administered by the department of transitional assistance for 2 generation programs to support economic mobility among high-risk young parents between 14 and 24 years of age, inclusive, who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing economic insecurity as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and who are eligible for assistance under department of transitional assistance young parent program; provided further, that said department of transitional assistance grants shall be targeted at young parents experiencing acute trauma, multiple systems involvement, mental health, domestic violence or abuse; provided further, that said department of transitional assistance grant funding shall be utilized to increase parenting and life skills, housing stability, self-sufficiency and build cognitive and behavioral skills through intensive case management and wraparound supports; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall distribute said grant funds through a competitive grant program; provided further, that said department of transitional assistance grants shall be awarded to applicants that: (aa) are community-based nonprofit programs; (bb) have demonstrated experience working with high-risk young parents and partnering with local administering agencies; and (cc) seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of services and local partnerships; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall collect robust data from contracted agencies to better understand said population, their risk factors and services provided; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall award not more than 5 grants; provided further, that said department of transitional assistance grants shall be awarded in communities with high numbers of pregnant and parenting teens; provided further, that said department of transitional assistance grants shall be not less than $250,000 and not more than $500,000; provided further, that not later than March 31, 2021, the department of transitional assistance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the: (AA) total number of program participants; (BB) educational attainment for program participants; (CC) employment status, including employment history, for program participants; (DD) number of program participants receiving assistance under item 4403-2000; and (EE) relevant demographic information to be determined by said department; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. to support the distribution of food to individuals who have been financially impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Westport for personal protective equipment costs associated with the Westport middle-high school construction project incurred in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Boys and Girls Club of Fall River for costs associated with personal protective equipment, facility improvements, staffing and transportation incurred in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River, Inc. in the city of Fall River for costs incurred in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for housing, foreclosure and eviction counseling and legal services provided by Metrowest Legal Services, Inc. to individuals and families impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall expended for communities in the Metrowest region, including the city of Framingham and the towns of Ashland, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick, for personal protective equipment and other public health costs incurred in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, Inc. in the city of Holyoke to provide housing and eviction prevention services to those adversely impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000 be provided to the city of Everett to increase funding for the Everett family resource center due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic for additional food, diaper service and fundamental family services for residents; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the city of Everett to implement a grant program for small businesses with between 6 to 50 employees impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, with preference given to socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, which may include but shall not be limited to minority-owned and women-owned small businesses; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the West End House Boys and Girls Club for food distribution services to the Allston-Brighton community and the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Malden board of health for the staffing of temporary public health nurses necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for language translation services for 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic related materials in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for the staffing of temporary nurses to work on cases related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic in Malden public schools; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for language translation services and materials related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic in the Malden public schools; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Watertown for the cleaning of town buildings, office reconfiguration of town hall and additional personal protective equipment in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended to the city of Newton for office reconfiguration of town hall in response the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to city of the Waltham health department for the staffing of additional public health nurses necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic to assist with disease investigation and tracing of cases; provided further, that not less than $26,000 shall be allocated for the cost of personal protective equipment due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic for the Silver Lake regional school district in the town of Kingston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the healthy Waltham community response food pantry to meet the immediate and critical need created by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the town of Wilmington to purchase physical barriers for student desks, child and adult sized masks, fumigators and cleaning supplies for the town’s schools and public buildings as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $120,000 be allocated for the cost of technology upgrades for remote learning in the Silver Lake regional school district in the town of Kingston as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the town of Tewksbury to purchase physical barriers for student desks, child and adult sized masks, fumigators and cleaning supplies for the town’s schools and public buildings as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $241,650 shall be expended for city of Marlborough public schools to replace equipment and continue remote learning as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Whitman-Hanson regional school district for technology improvements to facilitate remote learning necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $48,000 shall be expended for city of Marlborough public schools hot spots to continue remote learning and provide internet access to students as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Marlborough food pantry to combat 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic-related food insecurity for students, seniors and other vulnerable populations and fill the gap that was being provided by school nutrition during the school year; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Westborough food pantry to combat 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic-related food insecurity for students, seniors and other vulnerable populations and fill the gap that was being provided by school nutrition during the school year; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Northborough community services to combat 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic-related food insecurity for students, seniors and other vulnerable populations and fill the gap that was being provided by school nutrition during the school year; provided further, that not less than $16,000 shall be expended for town of Northborough youth and family services for increased crisis management and referral costs related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the city of Marlborough personal protective equipment allotment; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Westborough personal protective equipment allotment; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Northborough personal protective equipment allotment; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for town of Duxbury public schools for technology improvements to facilitate remote learning necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Chelsea for emergency shelter services and to reduce food insecurity for those adversely impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Survival Centers, Inc. in the town of Amherst to reimburse for expenses associated with the acquisition, storage, distribution and delivery of emergency food and personal care items, program operations and compliance with public health guidelines, during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for the Rockland Emergency Food Pantry, Inc. for expenses meeting increased demand due to rising food insecurity brought on by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic impact; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the town of Pembroke council on aging for transportation expenses necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended to the city of Lawrence for rapid rehousing and housing stabilization to assist families who have lost their jobs due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the Downtown Amherst Foundation, Inc. to support its relief and resiliency efforts related to the closing and re-opening of small businesses in the town of Amherst resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the town of Andover to provide adequate and appropriate public accommodations to operate and hold public meetings in a manner that is consistent with the safety protocols necessary to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for international veteran care services in the city of Lawrence to mitigate food insecurity and provide housing relief to members of the veteran community that have been financially impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Framingham for a pilot program of city-wide wireless internet access, necessary for educational purposes in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Grow Food Northampton, Inc. to combat 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic related food insecurity for students, seniors and other vulnerable populations and to fill the gap that was being provided by school nutrition during the school year; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Reading food pantry to address food insecurity due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the First R Foundation, Inc. and Pathways for Children Head Start program to provide for the purchase of books for children through a contract with imagination library due to limited access to libraries and classrooms caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for virtual technology and infrastructure in the town of Plymouth in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Wellspring House, Inc. to provide advising and mentoring to help individuals with limited job opportunities due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Hampshire county children’s advocacy center in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Wayland public schools for costs associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for expanded 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic response activities at the Dalton community recreation association in the town of Dalton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Wakefield health department for the staffing of public health nurses necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, including for the purposes of contact tracing; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for distance learning and telework expenses in the town of Braintree necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for distance learning and telework expenses in the town of Holbrook necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for distance learning and telework expenses in the town of Randolph necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Auburn Youth & Family Services, Inc. for masks, sanitizer, other personal protection equipment, supplies or devices, food distribution, 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials, programs, mental health services for families in need and internal improvements within the building to combat and protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Plymouth for personal protective equipment in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Coastal Foodshed Initiative in the Greater New Bedford area for a program that provides locally sourced produce and other foodstuffs to SNAP recipients during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be allocated for the St. Anne’s Food Pantry in the town of Shrewsbury to combat the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic related food insecurity for students, seniors and other vulnerable populations and fill the gap that was being provided by school nutrition during the school year; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Framingham health department to support increased services necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic including, but not limited to, disease investigation and tracing of cases; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be directed to the town of Framingham public schools for technology and health and safety improvements relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be directed to the town of Ashland public schools for technology and health and safety improvements related to 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Auburn for masks, sanitizer, other personal protection equipment, food distribution, 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials and programs within the community; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont health department for the staffing of a temporary contracted health inspector for the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Millbury for masks, sanitizer, personal protection equipment, food distribution, 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials and programs within the community; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the town of Webster for masks, sanitizer, other personal protection equipment, food distribution and 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials, to combat and protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Charlton for masks, sanitizer, other personal protection equipment, food distribution, 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials and programs within the community; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the town of Douglas for masks, sanitizer, other personal protection equipment, food distribution and 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials, to combat and protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the town of Sutton for masks, sanitizer, other personal protection equipment, food distribution, and 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic education materials, to combat and protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc. for the Food4Vets program to support the distribution of food to veterans in need for costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the town of Shrewsbury for personal protective equipment against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Barnstable county department of health and environment for the purposes of establishing a drive-through testing facility in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Woburn food pantry for costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to the Charles River Community Health, Inc. for 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic related expenses including, but not limited to, staffing, testing, personal protective equipment, and other 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic related equipment required by federal guidelines for safe operations of clinic space; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for distance learning and telework expenses in the city of Woburn necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to provide contact tracing, antibody testing and monthly 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic testing to residents of the Boston Housing Authority developments who are essential workers or returning to employment outside of their home; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Oxford for costs related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic including touchless retrofits to buildings, protective office equipment and upgrades to the senior center kitchen; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to create new jobs for youth residents of Boston Housing Authority developments, with a special focus on STEAM, parks and recreation, sports and MSPCA jobs; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the town of Randolph for the expansion and distribution of multilingual public awareness communications and educational materials related to the response and prevention of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Randolph for the allocation and distribution of a home kit for those who test positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus, which may include face masks, disinfectant wipes, disposable gloves, hand-sanitizer, multilingual instructions and educational materials on how to prevent the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus and how to care for those infected and other supplies as needed; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont for extraordinary expenses related to remote town meeting and safety equipment for local elections; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Arlington for unanticipated obligations due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be provided to the city of Melrose for costs associated with monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the department of early education and care to leverage state funding by working with philanthropic and private partners in order to assist the business and technical needs of early education and care providers in the commonwealth during the reopening and recovery process through the Early Education and Care Public-Private Trust Fund established under section 2IIIII of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including through statewide and regional trainings and by providing opportunities for providers and stakeholders to assess and share best business practices and supports available for providers relative to early education and care reopening and recovery efforts; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for a federally qualified community health center with a 24/7 satellite emergency facility licensed under 105 C.M.R. 130 for the purpose of public safety improvements, modernization and expansion of emergency and urgent care services as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for an adaptive surveillance testing program to routinely test nursing home staff and residents who have previously tested negative on polymerase chain reaction testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus or have a positive serological test; provided further, that nursing facilities shall be reimbursed for this testing on a monthly basis; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for costs associated with necessary department renovation requirements due to the 2019 novel coronavirus in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Stow Food Pantry for costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Maynard Food Pantry for costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Hudson Food Pantry for costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Open Table in the town Maynard for pantry service and future community meal services for costs necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for One Can Help, Inc. in the city of Newton for services related to combatting the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be provided to the city of Medford for costs associated with personal protective equipment and remote learning as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be provided to the town of North Attleborough for replacing and updating equipment for first responders relative to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for expanded response activities at the Greenfield Emergency Operations Center in the city of Greenfield as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for personal protective equipment and technology upgrades at the Charles River Center in the town of Needham; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be provided to the city of Revere for costs associated with monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be provided to the town of Winthrop for costs associated with monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Health Center for testing costs related to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that supplemental payments made by MassHealth from April 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020 to chronic disease rehabilitation hospitals located in the commonwealth that serve solely children and adolescents shall be defined as a grant to be used for the purposes of capital improvements made to said facility as it relates to the 2019 novel coronavirus and other infectious diseases; provided further, that the supplemental payment advance of $1,500,000 made to Franciscan Hospital for Children, Inc. by MassHealth in December 2019 shall not be due until August 31, 2022; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for the cost of personal protective equipment relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the town of Northbridge for the cost of personal protective equipment relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the town of Upton for the cost of personal protective equipment relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the city of Haverhill to execute an economic recovery response to the 400 jobs lost from the Southwick manufacturing plant closing as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Haverhill public schools for technology and health and safety improvements necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Haverhill to restock local food pantries and address food insecurity related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for All Aces Inc. in the city of Boston for senior outreach and wellness related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Smart from the Start, Inc. for food security and remote learning needs related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall seek federal reimbursement for spending incurred in this item where appropriate and available; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall consider the availability and constraints both of direct funding sources and reimbursement sources; provided further, that in the event that a direct funding source is more appropriate for spending authorized in this item, the secretary of administration and finance may spend from the other direct funding source and reduce spending from this item accordingly; provided further, that funds made available in this item, including those made available through identification of an alternative funding source or not needed for a particular purpose, may be expended by public instrumentalities at the secretary’s discretion to support the commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment, public awareness and prevention efforts against the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not later than September 30, 2020, the secretary of administration and finance shall provide a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on spending from this item, including the federal resources utilized or applied for to cover purposes supported by this item; and provided further, that the secretary shall provide subsequent updates, as necessary, on the federal resources utilized to cover purposes supported by this item............................... $140,792,650

SECTION 3.  Clause Eighteenth of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “first”, in line 95, the following words:- , June nineteenth.

SECTION 4.  Section 15BBBBB of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “the Sunday that is closest to”.

SECTION 5.  Subsection (b) of section 78 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 19 to 20, the words “and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions for such service”.

SECTION 6.  Said subsection (b) of said section 78 of said chapter 10, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

(5)  Upon application, as provided in this section, there shall be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, without appropriation, the amount of $300 to each person who has served in the armed forces of the United States outside of the continental limits of the United States and who is in receipt of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service during a period where no other state wartime bonus is available; provided, however, that the person shall have served in the armed forces of the United States for a period of not less than 90 days, unless conditions of physical incapacity prevented the completion of such service; and provided further, that the domicile of a person on account of whose service the application is filed shall have been in the commonwealth for a period of not less than 6 months immediately before the time of the person’s entry into service. If a person died while in active service, a sum of $1,000 shall be paid in the manner provided by subsection (c) in addition to any unpaid amount the person would have been eligible to receive pursuant to this subsection.

SECTION 7.  Said section 78 of said chapter 10, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-

(g)  A sum under this section shall only be allowed or paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth to a veteran whose final enlistment is characterized as discharged or released under honorable conditions for such service.

SECTION 8.  Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 2IIIII.  (a) There shall be an Early Education and Care Public-Private Trust Fund. The fund shall be administered by the commissioner of early education and care, in consultation with the secretary of housing and economic development.

(b)  There shall be credited to the fund: (i) revenue from appropriations or other money authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (ii) interest earned on such revenues; and (iii) funds from public and private sources, including, but not limited to, gifts, grants and donations, to support state, philanthropic and private partnership efforts supporting Massachusetts childcare providers. Amounts credit to the fund that are unexpended at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.

(c)  Amounts credited to the fund may be expended, without further appropriation, by the commissioner for the following purposes:

(i)  to assist the needs of providers in the early education and care mixed delivery system during the reopening and recovery period due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, by leveraging funding through state, philanthropic and private partnerships;

    (ii)  for the development of an infrastructure to facilitate state, private and philanthropic efforts in support of crisis-related childcare and childcare business considerations, including providing technical, business and legal assistance for childcare businesses licensed by the department of early education and care; and

   (iii)  for state collaboration with philanthropic organizations and businesses to assist with recovery by maintaining an infrastructure for providing ongoing technical assistance and long-term business sustainability and business training for the early education and care field.

(d)  Amounts received from private sources shall be approved by the commissioner of early education and care and subject to review before being deposited in the fund to ensure that pledged funds are not accompanied by conditions, explicit or implicit, on the implementation of early education and care policy and planning. The review shall be made publicly available.

(e)  Annually, not later than October 1, the commissioner of early education and care shall report to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education on the fund’s activity. The report shall include, but shall not be limited to: (i) the source and amount of funds received; (ii) the amounts distributed and the purpose of expenditures from the fund, including, but not limited to, funds expended to assist early education and care providers; (iii) any grants provided to early education and care programs, philanthropic organizations or other stakeholder organizations; and (iv) anticipated revenue and expenditure projections for the next year.

SECTION 9.  Section 13 of chapter 136 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “seventeenth”, in line 5, the following words:- , June nineteenth.

SECTION 10.  Section 16 of said chapter 136, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Day”, in lines 2 and 17, the following words:- , Juneteenth Independence Day.

SECTION 11.  Said section 16 of said chapter 136, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “‘Memorial Day,’”, in lines 22 and 31, the following words:- “Juneteenth Independence Day,”.

SECTION 12.  Item 1100-3001 of section 2C of chapter 304 of the acts of 2008 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Sherborn” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 13.  Item 1450-1266 of section 2 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 14.  Item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 154, as amended by section 55 of chapter 273 of the acts of 2018, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “irrigation in the town of Berlin” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 15.  Section 44 of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019, as amended by section 41 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by striking out, each time it appears, the figure “2020”, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- 2021.

SECTION 16.  Item 0339-1011 of section 2 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “design” the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 17.  Item 0511-0270 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 18.  Item 0511-0271 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 43 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 19.  Item 0610-2000 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 44 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 20.  Item 1410-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Base Program” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 21.  Item 1410-1616 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 47 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “River”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 22.  Said item 1410-1616 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by said section 47 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Longmeadow”, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 23.  Said item 1410-1616 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Memorial Park”, inserted by said section 47 of said chapter 142, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 24.  Item 1599-0026 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 49 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Sherborn” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 25.  Item 1599-8020 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 26.  Item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by section 51 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Duxbury” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 27.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Cutillo park in the city of Boston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 28.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Copps Hill Terrace park in the city of Boston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 29.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Peters park in the city of Boston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 30.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Ringgold park in the city of Boston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 31.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “storage” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 32.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “multi-generational recreation complex in North Andover” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 33.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “city of Fitchburg” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 34.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Shivericks Pond project”, inserted by section 50 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 35.  Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by said section 51 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “such studies”, inserted by section 50 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, the following words:- ; and provided further, that such funds for said traffic analysis, feasibility study and the design of improvements of the system of intersections along Nonantum road, Soldiers Field road and Birmingham parkway between Brooks street and Western avenue in the city of Boston shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 36.  Item 3000-6025 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 37.  Item 4000-0005 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 52 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “violence”, the third time it appears, the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 38.  Item 4400-1004 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 39.  Item 4512-0205 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 57 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019,  is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Merrimack Valley Project” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 40.  Item 4590-1504 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “7061-9612”, the first time it appears, the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 41.  Item 4800-0038 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the words, “North Andover” the following words:- and such fund shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 42.  Item 7000-9101 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 43.  Item 7002-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by striking out the words “September 1, 2020” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- June 30, 2021.

SECTION 44.  Item 7003-0150 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “program”, the fourth time it appears, the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 45.  Item 7004-0101 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “beds” the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 46.  Item 7004-9024 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 4 of chapter 56 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “and provided further, that up to $6,000,000 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2019 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item in fiscal year 2020” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that up to $6,000,000 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2019 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item in fiscal year 2020; and provided further, that funds in this line item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 47.  Item 7004-9030 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “obligation” the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 48.  Item 7008-1024 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by striking out the words “April 30, 2020”, inserted by section 66 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- January 5, 2021.

SECTION 49.  Item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by section 10 of chapter 31 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Winthrop and Revere chambers of commerce” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 50.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “North End Music and Performing Arts Center, Inc.” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 51.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Maynard” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 52.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Community Music Center of Boston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 53.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a priority corridor study of the route 28 traffic corridor in Milton and Randolph” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a priority corridor study of the route 28 traffic corridor in Randolph and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 54.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “East Brookfield” the following words:- and said funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 55.  Said item 7008–1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “2017”, inserted by section 67 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 56.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “John F. Kennedy School in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 57.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “North Shore Blue Economy initiative” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 58.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Quincy” that fifth time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 59.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “West Roxbury section of the city of Boston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 60.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Cambridge Community Center” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 61.  Item 7010-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 62.  Item 7061-9611 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 70 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Girls STEAM Design Academy program” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 63.  Item 7066-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “2015” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 64.  Item 7066-0015 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 65.  Item 7114-0110 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 66.  Item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 76 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Oxford”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 67.  Item 8000-0600 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Holliston” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 68.  Item 8100-0111 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “reintegration strategies for ex-convicts” the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 69.  Item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “county”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 70.  Item 8324-0050 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Norton”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 71.  Item 9110-9002 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “a center for the Council on Aging” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 72.  Said item 9110-9002 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby further amended by striking out the words “town of Dracut” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and to support personnel costs and capital improvements for the Dracut council on aging center in the town of Dracut and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 73.  Said item 9110-9002 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words, “Newton At Home, Inc.” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 74.  Item 9510-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 75.  Item 1595-6368 of section 2E of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Acton” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 76.  Said item 1595-6368 of said section 2E of said chapter 41 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “such necessary and immediate repairs”, inserted by section 78 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available through June 30, 2021.

SECTION 77.  Section 101 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2020” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2021.

SECTION 78.  Subsection (a) of section 2 of chapter 49 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out, each time it appears, the word “promotion”, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- promotion and recovery.

SECTION 79.  Subsection (c) of said section 2 of said chapter 49 is hereby amended by striking out “March 16, 2020”, inserted by section 81 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following:- December 1, 2020.

SECTION 80.  Subsection (d) of section 11 of chapter 123 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out the words “June 1” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 31.

SECTION 81.  Subsection (d) of section 12 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out the words “July 31, 2020” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 31, 2020.

SECTION 82.  Item 0511-0272 of section 2A of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 83.  Item 7008-1117 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Leicester” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 84.  Said item 7008-1117 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “city of Brockton” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 85.  Said item 7008-1117 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Lowell” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 86.  Said item 7008-1117 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “North Wilmington commuter rail facility” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 87.  Said item 7008-1117 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Westport” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 88.  Item 7061-0010 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 89.  Item 7061-9815 of said section 2A of said chapter 142 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2021.

SECTION 90.  Subsection (d) of section 2 of chapter 93 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the words “August 1” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- September 15.

SECTION 91.  Subsection (e) of said section 2 of said chapter 93 is hereby amended by striking out the words “June 30”, each time they appear, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following words:- August 1.

SECTION 92.  Said subsection (e) of said section 2 of said chapter 93 is hereby further amended by striking out the words “August 1” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- September 15.

SECTION 93.  Notwithstanding section 78 of chapter 10 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, upon application as provided in said section 78 of said chapter 10, there shall be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, without appropriation, the sums specified in subsection (b) of said section 78 of said chapter 10 to each veteran who has served in the Massachusetts National Guard in active service in the commonwealth in direct response to the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020; provided, however, that such sum shall only be allowed or paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth to any veteran who is currently serving or who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions for such service.

SECTION 94.  Notwithstanding clause (3) of the fifth paragraph of section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws, in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, for fiscal year 2020, for grants provided pursuant to said section 14 of said chapter 23A, the maximum amount received by a private nonprofit agency from the office of travel and tourism may be more than the amount received by nongovernmental sources.

SECTION 95.  Notwithstanding chapter 701 of the acts of 1960 or any other general or special law to the contrary, as a result of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and the declaration of a state of emergency by the governor on March 10, 2020, no assessment shall be made on the towns of Barnstable, Falmouth and Nantucket, the city of New Bedford and the county of Dukes county if the commonwealth is called upon in calendar year 2020 to pay the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority an amount to cover a deficiency for calendar year 2020 and borrowed funds for such purpose; provided, however, that such deficiencies are a result of costs attributable to or disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak or said state of emergency.

SECTION 96.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of health and human services and the department of mental health shall maintain not less than the same number of beds, employees and administrative hospital services at the Taunton state hospital as was in place on June 30, 2020.

SECTION 97.  The department of public health shall collect and compile data related to the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, from all boards of health, as defined in section 1 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, and regional boards of health established pursuant to section 27B of said chapter 111 in the commonwealth and disseminate any data relevant to programming overseen by the department of early education and care.

The department of public health shall consult with the department of early education and care in order to provide the public with updated reporting on local department of public health reports relative to the number of known COVID-19 positive cases among children, staff or the extended families of children in care at a Massachusetts childcare program overseen by the department of early education and care.

The department of public health shall publish a weekly report on its website that includes the data compiled from early education and care programs and their respective local boards of health and regional boards of health. Said report shall include data broken down as follows: (i) geographic location, including statewide, by county and by municipality; and (ii) childcare facilities reporting COVID-19 positive cases and the aggregate known number of COVID-19 positive cases at each childcare facility, as well as, the aggregate known number of COVID-19 positive cases among staff, by occupation, at each childcare facility.

The department of early education and care shall publish a weekly report on its website that includes helpful and relevant data compiled by the department of public health for the purpose of ensuring providers and families have up to date information, that also includes: (i) the number and location of those early education and care programs operating as of June 22, 2020; (ii) the number of early education and care programs that were closed due to COVID-19; and (iii) any actions taken in response.

The department of early education and care shall provide a link to relevant data on the department of public health’s weekly report on its website. Any reporting relative to this section shall be provided in languages reflective of the diversity of the early education and care field and the families it serves.

SECTION 98.  There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund called the Massachusetts Coronavirus Relief Fund. The fund shall consist of revenues received by the commonwealth from the federal government pursuant to section 5001(a) of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, hereinafter referred to as the CARES Act. All revenues received under said section 5001(a) of the CARES Act shall be deposited in the fund. Spending from the fund shall be governed by requirements established in the CARES Act and any guidance related to the CARES Act issued by the federal government, including the return of unexpended funds to the federal government.

The fund shall be administered by the secretary of administration and finance and shall not be subject to further appropriation. Any balance remaining in the fund at the close of a fiscal year shall be available for expenditure in the following fiscal year.

The comptroller may establish procedures necessary to effectuate this section, including procedures for the proper transfer, accounting and expenditures of funds.

SECTION 99.  (a) On or before September 15, 2020, the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the Massachusetts emergency management agency, shall estimate the amount of federal reimbursements claimed or anticipated to be claimed but not yet received by August 31, 2020, which will be credited to each fund in connection with response costs associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus that were incurred during fiscal year 2020.  

(b)  For the purposes of certifying the amount of the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds at the close of fiscal year 2020 pursuant to section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall count the estimates for each budgetary fund made pursuant to subsection (a) as statutory receivables in fiscal year 2020. 

(c)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended balance of each appropriation in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system with a secretariat code of 01 or 17 is hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019.

(d)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in certifying the consolidated net surplus for fiscal year 2020 pursuant to said section 5C of said chapter 29, the comptroller shall not count any unused part of the spending authorization in line items 1599-1231 or 1599-1232 as reserved for continuing appropriation into fiscal year 2021. The secretary of administration and finance shall identify federal revenue reimbursements or other federal funds available in fiscal year 2020 in order to spend from item 1599-1231 in fiscal year 2020; provided, however, that if funds are not expended by June 30, 2020 for purposes explicitly stated in item 1599-1231, the secretary shall develop an alternative plan for funding said purposes, including but not limited to, transferring said funds to item 1599-1232, and shall submit a report detailing such alternative plan to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than August 15, 2020. The secretary of administration and finance shall identify measures available to mitigate or eliminate any undesignated balance deficits at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. The secretary of administration and finance shall, to the maximum extent practicable, identify federal revenue reimbursements or other federal funds available in fiscal year 2021 in order to spend from item 1599-1232 in fiscal year 2021; provided further, that if no appropriate federal match is found the secretary shall develop an alternative plan for funding these initiatives, including but limited to, funding the initiatives from the General Fund, and shall submit a report detailing such alternative plan to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than September 15, 2020.

SECTION 100.  The salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the following collective bargaining agreement between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and DOT Unit B, Teamsters Local 127, AFSCME Local 2948, SEIU Local 888, and USW Local 5696 shall be effective for the purposes of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws.

SECTION 101.  Section 96 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 102.  Section 101 shall take effect on June 30, 2021.

Approved, July 24, 2020.