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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMMEDIATE COVID-19 RECOVERY NEEDS.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are forthwith to direct the expenditure of certain federal funds 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 supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2022, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021 unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriations acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year in which the sums are disbursed. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items. The sums set forth in section 2 shall be made available until June 30, 2022.
SECTION 2.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Department of Revenue

1201-0122.. ......................................................... $213,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

1599-6903......................................................... $39,400,000
4000-0300............................................................ $300,000
4003-0122......................................................... $20,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Municipal Police Training Committee

8200-0200............................................................ $500,000

SECTION 2A.  The sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws and the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021 for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year in which the sums are disbursed. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items. These sums set forth in this section shall be made available until June 30, 2027.

JUDICIARY

0321-1507.. For the administration of public counsel programs and services; provided, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to the Committee for Public Counsel Services for the Public Defender Division to address pandemic-related backlogged cases over the course of the forthcoming 3 fiscal years; provided, further, that not less than $1,000,000 be expended to the Committee for Public Counsel Services for the Children and Family Law program to temporarily fund, over a 3-year period, increased staffing levels to address an increased need for representation as a result of the pandemic; and provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to the committee on public counsel services for the finance billing modernization project.................................. $4,500,000

0321-1620.. For the administration of legal services in Massachusetts; provided, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation or the operation of the following programs for the periods covering fiscal years 2022, 2023 and 2024; provided further, that funds may be expended for a Medical Legal Partnership Program to address health harming legal needs and promote health equity and access to legal assistance to improve overall health outcomes for low income residents; provided further, that funds may be expended to fund a High-Quality Education for All Students Program to address barriers to fair, equitable and high quality education for low income students; provided further that funds may be expended for a Legal Services Family Preservation Program to provide legal assistance and related supportive services to families at the early stages of involvement with the department of children and families with the goal of keeping families intact; provided further, that the corporation shall be responsible for exercising oversight, implementing fiscal controls, and for data collection, deliverables, and ongoing programmatic evaluation of each of the programs; and provided further, that the corporation shall submit a report on these expenditures to the house and senate committees on ways and means on an annual basis........ $5,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2020.. For a reserve to create and maintain opportunities for homeownership for residents of communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided, that funds shall be expended to create and enhance access to homeownership in order to foster a strong, inclusive and equitable recovery with long-term benefits for housing security, health and economic outcomes and to address a systemic homeownership gap that contributed to more severe impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic in socially disadvantaged communities and among targeted populations; provided further, that funds shall be expended to create opportunities for first-time homebuyers; provided further, that funds may be expended for down payment assistance programs, mortgage insurance programs and mortgage interest subsidy programs administered by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership; provided further, that funds may be expended to first-time homebuyer counseling and financial literacy programs; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the administering entity shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on housing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on proposed allocations and spending plans for programs within this item including, but not limited to, any program criteria and guidelines for the distribution of funds......................... $65,000,000

1599-2021.. For a reserve to support the production of for-sale, below market housing to expand homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers and socially disadvantaged individuals in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic through the CommonWealth Builder Program administered by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; provided, that grants and loans to developers shall be used to facilitate production of affordable homeownership units for households earning between 70 per cent and 120 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that projects with units restricted to households earning 70 percent of the area median income shall receive preference; provided further, that projects that include clean energy and sustainability initiatives, such as electric heat pumps, net-zero developments, Passive House or equivalent energy efficiency certification and all-electric buildings, shall receive preference; provided further, that the minimum number of units for qualifying projects under the program shall be 6 units; provided further, that funds in this item shall be distributed in a manner that promotes geographic equity; and provided further, that grants may include a  requirement for matching funds..................................................... $115,000,000

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2022.. For a reserve to support the production and preservation of affordable rental housing for residents of communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic through programs administered by the department of housing and community development directly or through 1 or more of the following: (i) Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; (ii) Massachusetts Housing Partnership; and (iii) Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation; provided, that funds shall be expended in the form of grants, loans or other financial assistance to projects receiving federal or state low-income housing tax credits, state tax-exempt bond financing or other state financial assistance in the form of grants or loans; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds from this item may be made available to increase the annual cap by up to $2,000,000 for the housing development incentive program under chapter 40V of the General Laws; provided further, that projects that include clean energy and sustainability initiatives, such as electric heat pumps, net-zero developments, Passive House or equivalent energy efficiency certification and all-electric buildings, shall be prioritized; provided further, that funds in this item shall be distributed in a manner that promotes geographic equity; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the administering entity shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on housing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on proposed allocations and spending plans for programs within this item including, but not limited to, any program criteria and guidelines for the distribution of funds........................ $115,000,000

1599-2023.. For a reserve to support the production of permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who may be classified as chronically homeless, individuals and families with behavioral health needs or substance addiction needs, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of human trafficking, survivors of sexual violence, individuals and families at risk of entering or transitioning out of the foster care system, youth and young adults, seniors and veterans through programs administered by the department of housing and community development directly or through 1 or more of the following: (i) Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; (ii) Massachusetts Housing Partnership; and (iii) Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation; provided, that funds shall be expended in the form of grants, loans or other financial assistance to projects that will provide stable housing options and supportive services to the populations prioritized in this item; provided further, that funds shall be expended in the form of grants that shall include rental assistance and funding for support services to projects that provide services to support long-term homelessness prevention; provided further, that said projects and services shall prioritize those communities most affected by the physical and mental health impacts of the pandemic and by prior physical and mental health disparities; provided further, that funds may be expended for the acquisition of temporary housing including, but not limited to, hotels, motels and nursing facilities, to be converted into permanent and affordable supportive housing; provided further, that funds for acquisition and development shall be encouraged to be integrated with other federal, state and municipal resources for operating subsidies and services; provided further, that a portion of these funds may be invested in the creation of non-congregate shelters as part of a transition to permanent supportive housing or as a small component of emergency units within a supportive housing project; provided further, that the department shall consult with Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing LLC on evidence-based and evidence-informed best practices for creating and expanding permanent supportive housing for the populations prioritized in this item; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the department shall submit a report, in consultation with the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing LLC, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing on recommendations for creating permanent supportive housing for the populations prioritized in this item to reduce the incidence of chronic and long-term homelessness in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be made available and administered by the department, with input from the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing LLC, for the creation of permanent supportive housing targeted at individuals and families classified as chronically homeless based on the recommendations; provided further, that the department shall prioritize communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that a portion of these funds may be expended for the planning, construction and fit-out of medical, health and wellness facilities within existing and planned supportive affordable housing communities; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing LLC for the creation of supportive housing to address the public health emergency of homelessness, exacerbated by COVID-19, due to densely populated congregate shelters and growing encampments of unsheltered individuals; provided further, not less than $20,000,000 shall be expended, in consultation with the executive office of health and human services, for costs associated with increasing geographic equity and accessibility related to the continuum of long-term care services for veterans not primarily served by the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea or the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, including the establishment of regional or satellite veterans’ homes and new or expanded supports for community-based care services and home-based care services; and provided further, that the department shall ensure geographic equity when distributing funds from this item............... $150,000,000

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2024.. For a reserve to rehabilitate and modernize state-aided public housing developments through the funding of infrastructure improvements undertaken pursuant to clause (j) of section 26 of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, that funds in this item shall be administered by the department of housing and community development; provided further, that expenditures shall include, but not be limited to, contracts entered into for projects: (i) to replace existing failed and beyond useful-life sewer lines, water lines, heating lines, electrical lines and transformers; (ii) to address failing and unsafe zoned fire alarm systems with addressable systems; (iii) to complete approved projects underfunded due to code triggers and construction multi-phasing; (iv) that were requested based on approved formula funding figures delayed due to increased costs due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and (v) to mitigate issues relating to flooding and climate hazards; provided further, that the department shall prioritize projects in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic when distributing funds; provided further, that the department shall ensure geographic equity when distributing funds; provided further, that when appropriate the department may require a matching grant from the municipality in which a recipient housing development is located; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the department shall provide a distribution methodology to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing....................... $150,000,000

1599-2025.. For a reserve to support and enhance the commonwealth’s local and regional public health system; provided, that funds in this item shall be administered by the department of public health; provided further, that the funds shall be expended in a manner that prioritizes the expansion and enhancement of shared public health services among 1 or more municipalities; provided further, that not less than $98,850,000 shall be expended to establish standardized and unified data systems to increase capacity to collect, analyze and share data to protect the public's health and evaluate system performance; provided further, that such expenditures may include hardware, software and training to support a local public health performance and credential data tracking system and development of an online inspection and permitting system; provided further, that not less than $30,000,000 shall be expended on training and educational opportunities for local boards of health members and health department staff and the provision of financial assistance to those members and staff to meet workforce education and credentialing standards recommended by the special commission on local and regional public health established in chapter 3 of the resolves of 2016; provided further, that such expenditures may include funding for the department of public health and the department of environmental protection to procure workforce development and learning management systems; provided further, that not less than $71,150,000 shall be expended on a 4-year program of direct funding and technical assistance to local boards of health to increase their ability to adequately perform essential functions, including meeting regulatory and statutory obligations, improving population health and addressing health disparities in communities with large populations of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups; provided further, that not later than April 1, 2022, the department of public health shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public health with a proposed schedule for distributing funds from this item; provided further, that not less than quarterly, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public health on the distribution of funds from this item including, but not limited to: (i) the recipients of such funds; (ii) the amount distributed, by recipient; and (iii) the purpose of the distribution, by recipient; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available to the health policy commission to conduct the study authorized by section 80; provided further, that funds shall be prioritized for communities with large populations of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups and for communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and provided further, that the department shall ensure geographic equity when distributing funds..... $200,100,000

1599-2026.. For a reserve to enhance and expand access to mental and behavioral health supports and services and community-based primary care; provided, that funds in this item shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that not less than $198,650,000 shall be transferred to the Behavioral Health Trust Fund established in section 72 provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for a loan repayment assistance program, which shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services or by an organization under contract with the executive office; provided further, that funds for the program shall be expended to enhance existing loan repayment assistance programs, if appropriate; provided further, that the loan repayment assistance program shall include: (i) not less than $21,000,000 for psychiatrists to provide assistance of up to $300,000 per individual; (ii) not less than $12,000,000 for psychologists and primary care physicians to provide assistance of up to $150,000 per individual; (iii) not less than $35,000,000 for master’s degree-level mental health and primary care professionals including, but not limited to, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advance practice registered nurses, pediatric clinical nurse specialist, and licensed behavioral health providers to provide assistance of up to $50,000 per individual; (iv) not less than $20,000,000 for bachelor’s degree-level mental health and primary care professionals including, but not limited to, community health workers, recovery coaches and family partners to provide assistance of up to $30,000 per individual; (v) not less than $14,000,000 for in-patient psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners to provide assistance of up to $100,000 per individual; and (vi) not less than $8,000,000 for in-patient mental health workers to provide assistance of up to $40,000 per individual; provided further, that said program shall prioritize the recruitment and retention of a culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse workforce; provided further, that to be eligible for loan repayment assistance under this item, an individual shall: (a) work in a community health center, a community mental health center, a psychiatric unit in an acute care hospital or an in-patient psychiatric hospital; (b) have outstanding educational debt; (c) not participate in any other loan repayment program; and (d) be required to enter into a contract with the commonwealth for not less than 4 years; provided further, that the amounts of assistance per individual shall be pro-rated for individuals working on a part-time basis; provided further, that the executive office shall promulgate regulations for the administration and enforcement of the loan repayment assistance program under this item which shall include penalties and repayment procedures if a participating individual fails to comply with the program requirements; provided further, that not less than 45 days prior to the obligation of funds for the loan repayment assistance program, the executive office shall submit a comprehensive program plan to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the joint committee on health care financing; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended on a public awareness campaign on the loan repayment assistance program; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available to supports grants for a program of assertive community treatment; provided further, that of the $10,000,000, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for individuals under the age of 22 who exhibit symptoms of serious emotional disturbance, demonstrate an inability to consistently use less intensive levels of care in the community and have functional impairment and a history of difficulty functioning safely and successfully in the community, school, home or workplace; provided further, that the program shall: (1) include a team-based approach to service delivery that tailors services to the specific needs and acuity of each individual; (2) provide mental health services and social service assistance through a person-centered approach, which may include, but shall not be limited to, clinical assessment and outreach, medication treatment and outreach, care coordination including with primary care, symptom management, harm reduction, family services, housing support and any other needs that arise in carrying out the acts of daily living; (3) be consistent, to the maximum extent possible, with the evidence-based practice standards for assertive community treatment as found in the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Assertive Community Treatment Evidence-Based Practices Kit; and (4) not limit program services to a specific physical location; provided further, that at least 1 grant shall be awarded in each of the 6 executive office of health and human services’ regions, which shall include the western, central, northeast, Metrowest, southeast and Boston regions, to ensure access in all areas of the commonwealth; provided further, that annually, not later than April 1, the executive office shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the joint committee on health care financing that shall detail the: (A) funds distributed, delineated by recipient; and (B) number of new programs created with the funds, delineated by fund recipient, location, number of individuals served and ages of individuals served; provided further, that not less than $11,600,000 shall be expended for a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner fellowship program to recruit and retain psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners at community health centers; provided further, that annually, not later than April 1, the executive office shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the joint committee on health care financing that shall detail: (I) the number of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner applicants and participants; (II) participant retention; (III) efforts to diversify the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners; and (IV) all program expenditures; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended to establish and expand pre-arrest, co-response programs; provided further, that such programs shall require collaboration between municipal police departments and mental health clinicians; provided further, that funds shall be expended in the form of matching grants to municipalities; provided further, that the executive office shall prioritize municipalities that submit a strategy to utilize evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches to divert individuals from jail where mental health or substance use crisis responses are more appropriate; provided further, that annually, not later than April 1, the executive office shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the joint committee on health care financing detailing the grant criteria used, grant applicants, grant recipients and all program expenditures; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended to establish an online portal to facilitate the coordination of services for children, adolescents and adults who are being boarded in emergency departments who have mental and behavioral health needs; provided further, that the portal shall enable access to real-time data on emergency department boarding, including length of wait, primary reason for wait, level of care required, type of insurance coverage and available data on patient age, race, ethnicity, preferred spoken language and gender; provided further, that the portal shall include a real-time behavioral health bed search feature that categorizes beds by care level, licensing authority, age restrictions and geographic location; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended on the development of an inter-operable warehouse to collect and aggregate accurate, real-time data between agencies under the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the warehouse shall be utilized to help individuals navigate the system of care and find providers for service needs; provided further, that not later than June 1, 2022, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing and the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery detailing progress on development of the portal and the warehouse; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended by the department of public health on a culturally competent, linguistically diverse public awareness campaign to promote the awareness and use of available behavioral health services; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for a men’s crisis stabilization service unit at the Dimock Center in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that the public awareness campaign shall partner with relevant advocacy organizations, employers, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations to ensure that the campaign reaches the populations that are most at risk of encountering barriers to behavioral health services; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for grants to public institutions of higher education to address student behavioral and mental health needs including, but not be limited to, campus public health and safety initiatives, mental health first aid services and training, mental health crisis prevention and intervention and student suicide awareness, prevention and intervention trainings; provided further, that grants shall be awarded in consultation with the department of public health; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be transferred to the Criminal Justice and Community Support Trust Fund established in section 2QQQQQ of chapter 29 of the General Laws for the implementation of a county restoration center in Middlesex county to be overseen by the Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission to divert persons suffering from mental health or substance use conditions who interact with law enforcement or the court system during a pre-arrest investigation or the pre-adjudication process from lock-up facilities and hospital emergency departments to appropriate treatment; provided further, that a portion of said funds shall be used to reimburse providers for 1-time costs associated with opening new behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment beds in calendar year 2022 or 2023, which are not covered by other reimbursement or grant sources including the MassHealth behavioral health incentive grants for fiscal year 2021 and fiscal year 2022; provided further, that not less than $15,000,0000 shall be expended for programs that promote primary care workforce development, recruitment and retention at community health centers; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to William James College to develop a behavioral health workforce development center to retain and develop the culturally diverse, experienced, behavioral health workforce that cares for underserved communities in the commonwealth, and to train a cohort of K-12 experts in school climate, including teachers and administrators, to create inclusive, behaviorally healthy school environments that foster psychological health, social development, diversity and inclusion for children; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to support families of children with serious mental health needs; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc. and the BIRCh Center to launch a school-based behavioral health technical assistance center; provided further, that $1,500,000 shall be expended for implementation assistance grants to community behavioral health provider organizations to advance adoption of pediatric behavioral health urgent care programs; provided further, that funds shall be expended to support innovation to address emergency department boarding and create better systems for supporting children and adolescents in crisis; provided further, that priority focus shall be placed on services for children with complex needs including department of children and families and department of youth services involved children and children with co-occurring autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities and other youth who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston to provide mental health and other wrap around services to vulnerable populations; and provided further, that not less than $7,000,000 shall be expended for a federally qualified community health center with a satellite emergency facility that is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and that is licensed under 105 C.M.R. 130 for the purpose of expansion of behavioral health urgent care services to address the behavioral health crisis exacerbated by the 2019 novel coronavirus................................................................................. $400,000,000

1599-2027.. For a reserve to support loan repayment, retention and recruitment programs for human service workers in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $16,500,000 shall be made available for a loan repayment assistance program for human service workers and home health workers; provided further, that eligible program participants shall be employees who provide treatment, support or services to clients or their families through home-based and community-based human service organizations and home-based health service agencies in programs funded by the executive office of health and human services, the executive office of elder affairs, the department of housing and community development or the department of early education and care; provided further, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services, in collaboration with the executive office of education; provided further, that there shall be a board consisting of representatives from the human services sector to make recommendations on the criteria for the program including, but not limited to: (i) eligible workers; (ii) recipient income requirements; (iii) loan repayment assistance levels; and (iv) work commitments necessary for eligibility; provided further, that the board shall consist of: 3 persons to be appointed by the governor; 2 persons to be appointed by the president of the senate; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 2 persons to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; provided further, that not later than April 15, 2022, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing and the joint committee on higher education detailing the criteria established for the program; provided further, that annually, not later than June 30, the executive office shall provide a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing and the joint committee on higher education, detailing expenditures from this item by service category and organization, including average loan repayment per worker; provided further, that not less than $13,500,000 shall be expended on a grant program for human service organizations and home-based health service agencies to support the retention and recruitment of human service workers and home health workers; provided further, that the grant program shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the executive office shall establish grant criteria and begin seeking applications; and provided further, that prior to establishing the grant criteria, the executive office shall seek input from stakeholders to consider in establishing grant criteria........................................ $30,000,000

1599-2028.. For a reserve for fiscally strained hospitals in municipalities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; provided, that $250,000,000 shall be transferred to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Hospital Relief Trust Fund established in section 71 to provide support to eligible hospitals and affiliated healthcare providers; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended to a 501(c)(3) MassHealth accountable care organization solely governed by federally qualified health centers to be expended for federally qualified health centers to support the current federally qualified community health centers project to update and improve electronic health record systems to be administered by the executive office of health and human services; and provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for grants to community health centers to update and improve electronic health record systems to be administered by the executive office of health and human services................................... $260,000,000

1599-2029.. For a reserve to support capital improvements and workforce retention and recruitment efforts at nursing facilities to enhance care delivery and resident experience and to mitigate and eliminate outbreaks of infectious diseases; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services, in consultation with the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, Inc., shall develop and administer a no interest or forgivable loan program, totaling not less than $25,000,000, to: (i) support the development of nursing facility specialized care units including, but not limited to: (a) infectious disease isolation; (b) dementia special care; (c) degenerative neurological units; (d) geriatric psychiatry; (e) traumatic brain injury; (f) in-house dialysis treatment; and (g) behavioral health and substance use disorder; (ii) enable facilities to offset the costs of pay-go capital improvements including, but not limited to: (a) heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and air filtration system upgrades to mitigate the spread of airborne illnesses; (b) roof and other infrastructure replacement and repair projects; (c) alternative energy conversion projects; and (d) elevator renovations to comply with new government requirements; and (iii) fund innovative projects including, but not limited to: (a) conversion of sections within nursing facilities into affordable housing, veterans housing or assisted living units to better accommodate individual needs of residents; (b) converting multi-bed rooms to single occupancy to enhance privacy and dignity; and (c) establishing voluntary nursing facility reconfigurations, including financial incentives to reduce capacity and balance supply and demand based on regional needs; provided further, that the executive office shall prioritize nursing facilities serving residents from communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that the executive office shall prioritize nursing facilities with a disproportionate share of high acuity residents enrolled in MassHealth; provided further, that the executive office shall promulgate regulations on the process for loans being forgiven including, but not limited to, the period of time after receiving said loan that each recipient continues operations; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the executive office shall submit grant criteria to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on elder affairs; provided further, that not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended for nursing facility workforce retention and recruitment initiatives; provided further, that the executive office, in consultation with the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, Inc. and 1199SEIU, shall establish a methodology for distributing funds; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the executive office shall submit methodology criteria to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on elder affairs; and provided further, that funds in this item shall prioritize facilities for which not less than 75 per cent of residents are enrolled in MassHealth.................. $50,000,000

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2030.. For a reserve for investments in publicly-owned lands and lands otherwise protected and conserved for public access, reservations, parks, trails, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and other waterways, trails, beaches, fishing piers, boat ramps, community gardens, urban farms, working farms and forests and other recreational facilities and open spaces; provided, that funds may be transferred to the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, the department of conservation and recreation, the department of agricultural resources, the department of fish and game and the department of environmental protection for expenditure; provided further, that funds may be made available for land acquisition and the creation of urban open space with a focus on communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that funds shall be expended to clean, enhance, improve and modernize park and trail facilities; provided further, that a portion of the funds shall be used for conservation and recreation grant programs including, but not limited to, the local acquisitions for natural diversity grant program, parkland acquisitions and renovations for communities grant program, landscape partnership grant program and the MassTrails program; provided further, that significant funds shall be used to increase the cap on grants under the conservation partnership grant program to $400,000 per project; provided further, that funds shall be prioritized to increase and improve urban open space and trails with preference for climate resilient projects designed to absorb heat and reduce flooding impacts, and to support environmental justice populations and those communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that funds shall be expended to enhance and modernize park facilities or other public or private facilities for outdoor recreation, to steward and conserve natural resources and to improve the resilience of natural and working lands, plants and wildlife; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the administering entity shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture and the house and senate committees on ways and means on proposed allocations and spending plans for programs within this item including, but not limited to, any program criteria and guidelines for the distribution of funds.............. $15,000,000

1599-2031.. For a reserve for environmental infrastructure; provided, that funds shall be expended for municipal vulnerability preparedness planning and action grants to plan for and address priority projects identified through local vulnerability assessments; provided further, that funds shall be expended for investments and grants which shall enable and facilitate statewide and local adaptation and resilience outcomes in low-income communities, environmental justice populations and urban communities, including nature-based solutions as defined in section 1 of chapter 21N of the General Laws and clean energy projects; provided further, that funds may be transferred to the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, the department of fish and game, the division of ecological restoration, the division of marine fisheries, the office of coastal zone management, the department of agricultural resources and the department of conservation and recreation for expenditure; provided further, that funds may be utilized for river, wetland and river corridor revitalization, ecological restoration and protection of aquatic ecosystems and functions throughout the commonwealth including, but not limited to, dam and barrier removal, in-stream improvements, flow, water quality, riverine habitat, protection of high-quality riparian and wetland habitat, assessment and mitigation of threats from climate change, including promoting soil health practices that improve water quality or otherwise mitigate threats from climate change, and restoration of coastal areas, wetlands, salt marshes and cranberry bogs, mitigation of flooding and improving recreational opportunities; provided further, that funds may be used to provide grants to a municipality or group of municipalities to hire a sustainability coordinator to organize, secure funding, implement and monitor projects related to the state climate adaptation and energy programs; provided further, that regional municipal partnerships, regional planning bodies, watershed associations, land trusts, conservation organizations, non-profit organizations and other similar non-profit entities may serve as lawful grantees; provided further, that priority shall be given to projects supporting communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that prioritization in distributing grants shall be given to ensuring geographic equity; provided further, that grants may include a requirement for matching funds; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the administering entity shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on proposed allocations and spending plans for programs within this item including, but not limited to, any program criteria and guidelines for the distribution of funds; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the further maintenance and upkeep of the Cobb-Astro park at Barnstable high school; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the first phase of the Lowell Lower Locks master plan to repair canal walls and ADA access enhancements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Barnstable for an engineering and planning study of extending and repairing sidewalks along Route 6A in the area east of Barnstable-West Barnstable elementary school, and then running east therefrom; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the town of Duxbury for disability access improvements at the Bay Farm conservation area; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for tree planting and stump removal in Medford; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the city of Beverly for construction, upgrades and improvements to its parks and recreational facilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Brockton for irrigation, growing and grass improvements at the East middle school soccer field; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Pembroke for improvements at Lage preserve; provided further, that not less than $210,000 shall be expended for outdoor seating enhancements at the Frederick Law Olmsted North park in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Lakeside cemetery chapel in Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for upgrades and expansion of the recreational area in the city of Medford to allow the use of the facility in the spring, summer and fall seasons; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to rebuild the public boat ramp at A street pier in Hull; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for increased pedestrian lighting on public ways in Saugus; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the infrastructure of the King’s pond dam on Gardner street in Raynham; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the acquisition and development of a parcel of land off of Grove street in Reading to support the use and access to the town forest located in Reading; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Seekonk for funding to assess the structural concerns at the Burr’s pond dam; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the city of Medford for construction, upgrades and improvements to the historic Dugger park; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Newton department of parks, recreation & culture to hire consultants for a study to develop a cost-effective and sustainable design for a new bathhouse and modified parkland area at Crystal lake in Newton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston for the development of urban open space at 581 Dudley street in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston to improve climate resiliency and provide outdoor recreation space; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for temporary housing and relocation amenities including, but not limited to, a laundromat, playgrounds and community spaces at the Boston housing authority, Bunker Hill housing development in the Charlestown section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to expand the Edgewater and Doyle park plans to provide access to the Neponset river for the Belnel neighborhood in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the dredging and improvements of the public boat ramp located in the city of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the city of Peabody for the Lawrence Brook flood mitigation project; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Coalition for a Better Acre, Inc. for Lowell Litter Krewe for the development of the riverwalk along the route 110 corridor, between the Cox Bridge and the University Avenue Bridge, including creation of parking areas and pathways with accessibility of the area, removal of invasive plant species and restoration of native landscape and the administration for creation of volunteer opportunities, youth outreach programs, and community engagement; provided further, that not less than $700,000 shall be expended for open space parks located in the Centralville and Pawtucketville sections of the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the town of Arlington for construction, upgrades and improvements to its parks and recreational facilities; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Andover to improve community access and pedestrian and bicycle safety in the area of the fire station and playground in the Ballardvale section of town; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for roof replacement of the North fire station in Oxford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for core communication boards to enhance the educational experience for children and their caregivers in public spaces in the city of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Brookline GreenSpace Alliance neighborhood initiatives for parks grant program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for shoreline restoration planning in Lynn Harbor to mitigate current erosion, create a resilient shoreline adjacent to critical infrastructure, and support the transformation of a landfill into a 30-acre park; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purposes of facility upgrades to Clarksburg state park; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the purposes of facility upgrades to Natural Bridge state park; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the purposes of facility upgrades to the Savoy Mountain state forest; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a study to alleviate flooding from collapsed underground culverts along Strawberry brook in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Arlington for construction, upgrades and improvements to Mill brook; provided further, that not less than $700,000 shall be expended for the extension of the Southern New England Trunkline trail to downtown Franklin; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Hix bridge landing engineering project to rebuild the town landing and accompanying structures in the town of Westport to improve public access and use; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for renovations and improvements to the Ipswich river park located in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Haverhill to make improvements at Winnekenni park; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Mass Audubon to remediate ecological, trail and forest damage caused by extreme weather events at the Pleasant Valley property located in Lenox; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the site work and development of the new town common located in the town of Middleton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Duxbury for conservation and recreation improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of Plympton for conservation and recreation improvements; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the city of Lawrence for the construction and expansion of a rail trail; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended for the construction and planning of the new cemetery site in the town of West Boylston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the city of Westfield for park and recreational rehabilitation and reconstruction; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for the city of Quincy for dredging the channel in Quincy bay and for beach restoration in the Merrymount neighborhood; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the extension of the Danvers rail trail to the town of Middleton; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for restoration and improvements to Sandy beach and adjacent or nearby waterfront areas in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the city of Woburn for the installation of accessible and inclusive equipment at public playgrounds; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for continued renovations and improvements to playgrounds in Marine park in the South Boston section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the protection and maintenance of Whitman's pond and for costs associated with invasive species in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Chandler Pond Preservation Society for the rehabilitation of the woodlands in the Black path at Chandler pond in the Brighton section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for parks in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the town of Hudson for the completion of the Assabet riverwalk project and riverbank stabilization; provided further, that not less than $190,000 shall be expended for the city of Marlborough for the procurement of OpenGov online permitting software; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances mitigation by the Sudbury water district; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Wakefield for tree planting efforts in response to the damage caused by the microburst storm; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the town of Halifax to replace water fountains in town buildings with water bottle refill stations; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the repair and improvements to the municipally-owned Union wharf located in the port of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Malden for urban and community forestry greening; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for stormwater management at the public safety building in the town of Raynham; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of contamination at the Microfab site on state route 110 in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Sterling for Swett Hill road erosion control and drainage improvements and Sterling town beach repairs and refurbishment; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Seekonk for funding to assist in the removal of the dam at the Attleboro Dye Works site; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Scituate to raise the reservoir for the purpose of securing the water supply by increasing the reservoir's resiliency to drought; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Mass Audubon to perform wetland restoration and flood mitigation work at the Broad Meadow Brook property located in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Hopedale to preserve, manage and maintain open space; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Holden for brownfields cleanup and refurbishment of the former electroplating manufacturing facility, located at 156 Princeton street; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Worcester's regional environmental council headquarters; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Salem’s urban canopy tree planting efforts; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Lynn department of community development for climate resiliency initiatives in the city of Lynn; providing further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Groundwork Lawrence, Inc. for the purpose of expanding the implementation of the greening the gateway cities program in the cities of Lawrence and Methuen by planting additional trees; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for energy efficient lighting upgrades at Keaney park in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a study relative to a natural resilience barrier to protect high tide and storm surge flooding at Tenean street along the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority red line, commuter rail tracks and Tenean beach in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, than not less than $50,000 shall be expended for urban greening through tree cover on the Gallivan boulevard median from Neponset circle to Dorchester avenue in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a resiliency assessment of coastal infrastructure in town of Marblehead; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for design and engineering costs associated with improved access and egress from Plum island in the town of Newbury due to rising sea levels..................................................... $100,000,000

1599-2032.. For a reserve for water and sewer infrastructure; provided, that funds shall be expended for sewer separation projects and other methods of remediating combined sewer overflow and other sewage discharges into waterways including, but not limited to, projects to improve water quality in the Merrimack river; provided further, that funds shall be expended for illicit discharge detection and elimination projects to improve water quality and health and human safety on state beaches in metropolitan areas; provided further, that funds for these projects shall be prioritized for environmental justice communities with the lowest water quality, with the worst health outcomes and most disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that funds may be transferred to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the purpose of reducing the principal or interest costs of drinking water improvements under programs administered under the umbrella of the Clean Water Trust; provided further, that funds may be transferred to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the purpose of reducing the principal or interest costs of water quality improvements under programs administered under the umbrella of the Clean Water Trust; provided further, that funds may be transferred to the Clean Water Trust for the purpose of providing incentives such as providing principal forgiveness, reducing the principal or interest costs of water quality improvements that employ green infrastructure as defined in section 26A of chapter 21 of the General Laws; provided further, that prioritization in distributing funds from this item shall be given to ensuring geographic equity; provided further, that grants may include a requirement for matching funds; provided further, that projects that support environmental justice populations and communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic shall be prioritized; and provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the administering entity shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture and the house and senate committees on ways and means on proposed allocations and spending plans for programs within this item including, but not limited to, any program criteria and guidelines for the distribution of funds; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for an upgrade to the infrastructure necessary for broadband access in the town of Marlborough; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Revere for the purpose of dredging and rehabilitation of Sales creek and Green’s creek; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for replacement of the Trout brook well in the town of Avon; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Wendell for improvements to the landfill cap and remediation repairs; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the town of New Salem for Swift River elementary school to provide potable drinking water through the Clean Water Trust; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for implementation of immediate, emergency perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances mitigation measures required at the Manley street well by the West Bridgewater board of water commissioners; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a new town salt shed in the town of Norfolk; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont for water and sewer infrastructure improvements at Belmont village; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Hanover water division for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances mitigation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Norwell water department for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances mitigation; provided further, that not less than $425,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the Creek road sewer pump station located in the town of Marion; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Scituate for a design plan for a new sewer treatment plant; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for an upgrade to the Middleborough Community Cable Access Media facilities necessary for improved public access in the town of Middleborough; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Quarry street drainage in the town of Ware; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Reed pool assessment in the town of Ware; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Winchendon for water and sewer improvements in the downtown area; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to the city of Quincy for the purpose of further preparation and implementation of a ferry service from Squantum Point park in Marina Bay; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for the creation of an accessible city archive; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for a feasibility study on the establishment of a fire station in eastern Malden; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Agawam for water and sewer infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a water main replacement on Bridge road in the town of Salisbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Sutton for a design plan for a new municipal septic system for the Sutton municipal center and public schools; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the infrastructure of the local animal control facility in the town of Raynham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for equipment upgrades for the advancement of online services of the Malden public library; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Acushnet to complete a comprehensive water study; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for water infrastructure projects in the town of Somerset; provided further, that not less than $135,000 shall be expended to the Swansea Water District for a water interconnection project with the town of Somerset; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Dighton Water District for the Brook street well; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the town of Milton toward developing Milton’s municipal broadband network; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the town of Mendon to conduct and coordinate a municipal water and sewer system expansion study; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for water infrastructure improvements in the town of Holliston; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Westmass Area Development Corporation for new water and sewer infrastructure for the Ludlow Mills redevelopment located within an environmental justice community; provided further, that not less than $230,000 shall be expended to upgrade and provide municipal broadband services in low-income and underserved communities in the towns of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesborough, New Ashford, and Williamstown and the city of North Adams, of which, not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the town of Florida; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston for enhancements to Meadow road in the Readville neighborhood of Boston to preserve and protect the Fowl meadow, an Area of Critical Environmental Concern; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the replacement of the Upton street drainage system in the town of Millbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to close the broadband gap and help ensure equity and digital access within low-income neighborhoods and housing complexes, and to provide assistance for a digital coordinator within the city of Salem to work in close concert with schools, non-profits and community organizations to provide digital training, support for acquiring devices, and assistance with growing digital navigators across the community; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Hadley for department of public works trailers with adequate air filtration systems; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to initiate a water merger feasibility study in the town of Great Barrington; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Methuen to complete an engineering assessment for the Burnham road sewer pumping station, a 40-year-old facility in need of urgent repairs to prevent an infrastructure failure that would cause significant combined sewer overflows into the Merrimack river and dangerous sewage back-ups in several hundred homes; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for investments to promote environmental justice through the cleanup of the brownfields site at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended to the town of Pembroke toward the design, engineering, and construction of a new, ADA-complaint, Pembroke public safety building; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a study and design of sound walls for interstate-93 in the vicinity of the Mystic housing development in the city of Somerville; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Methuen to complete an engineering assessment and needed infrastructure upgrades and repairs to the Riverside drive sewer main immediately adjacent to the Merrimack river in order to reduce sewer overflows into the river; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Friends of West Springfield Park and Recreation for park infrastructure and conservation projects; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Westfield for an engineering analysis for the complete rehabilitation of the Little river levee; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended on the cleaning of debris and sediment and the inspection and repair of all gates, especially the northern most gate as part of the water level control system, at Indian lake in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for PFAS treatment plants in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the town of Randolph toward design and construction of the Tri-Town Regional water treatment plant; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Stoneham for the study and planning of a public safety response facility; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the town of Littleton for construction and upgrades to the town's sewer infrastructure; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Padanaram bridge to improve access to the Apponagansett recreational area in the town of Dartmouth; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the replacement of an effluent generator at the wastewater treatment facility in the city of Chicopee; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the installation of green infrastructure elements on Boston street in the city of Lynn to help improve water quality, mitigate flooding, and reduce the heat island effect; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for repairs for the Town Line brook floodgate between the cities of Malden and Revere; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for repair of Dunn road pump station; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for replacement of pump stations in the town of Swampscott to address combined sewer overflow; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Lynn water and sewer commission for a regional approach to address combined sewer overflow in the town of Swampscott and the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority for the deployment of 2 micro-transit vehicles in the center of the town of Hudson, to provide in-town transportation with connection to fixed routes in the city of Marlborough for Saturday service; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the town of Stow for the development and installation of new firefighting water cisterns; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the town of Bolton for the complete replacement of the culvert on Forbush Mill road; provided further, that not less than $410,000 shall be expended for the town of Maynard for wastewater infrastructure improvement projects; and provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to conduct a study evaluating the feasibility of expanding the authority’s current service area to provide water and sewage collection, treatment, and disposal services to municipalities outside the authority’s current service area..................................................... $100,000,000

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2033.. For a reserve for a forestry and tree planting greening program for projects throughout the commonwealth on publicly-owned land and land owned by non-profit organizations including, but not limited to, the evaluation and planning of forestry and tree greening projects, tree stock and planting and the care and protection of trees and forests to be administered by the executive office of energy and environmental affairs in partnership with the urban and community forestry program of the department of conservation and recreation urban and community forestry program, the department of energy resources and the department of housing and community development; provided, that funding shall be first prioritized for projects for gateway municipalities as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, environmental justice populations, and urban and suburban neighborhoods without adequate tree cover and then prioritized for projects for floodplains and riparian areas, areas devastated by catastrophic weather events or widespread insect infestation or in area locations of aquifers, recharge areas, wells, reservoirs and other water bodies that will improve water quality as part of a natural ecosystem; provided further, that the executive office shall provide guidance for planning, prioritization, selection and implementation of projects in furtherance of climate change resilience and adaptation goals and consistent with the integrated state hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation plan and the state clean energy and climate plan; and provided further, that grants may include a requirement for matching funds...................................................... $25,000,000

1599-2034.. For a reserve for offshore wind and port infrastructure development; provided, that the funds from this item shall be expended to the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Industry Investment Fund established in section 9A of chapter 23J of the General Laws; provided further, that the funds shall be used for port infrastructure development and revitalization in port areas with the potential to facilitate economic development activity and support for the offshore wind industry; and provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for investments to rehabilitate and revitalize the deep-water berth and pier at the North jetty, located in the city of Boston on the South Boston waterfront and putting infrastructure in place within the South Boston marine multiport, to service the wind industry.............................................. $90,000,000

1599-2035.. For a reserve to support a pilot program to retrofit existing low-income and moderate-income housing to: (i) be highly energy efficient; (ii) use noncombustion clean heating, hot water and cooking technologies; and (iii) include on-site renewable energy generating sources when possible; provided further, that funds in this item shall be administered by the department of energy resources, which may contract with the Massachusetts clean energy center; provided further, that funds from this item shall be limited to gateway municipalities as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, qualified census tracts and municipalities with similar demographics as determined by the department; provided further, that funds in this item may also be used, as needed, for weatherization, pre-weatherization and pre-electrification barrier mitigation; provided further, that eligible projects shall retrofit not less than 10 existing low-income or moderate-income housing units; provided further, that the department of energy resources, in consultation with the center, the department of housing and community development and the department of public utilities, shall establish application criteria, including an incentive structure that requires participating property owners to maintain their properties as low-income or moderate-income housing for a certain period as set by the department after retrofitting projects have been completed; provided further, that municipalities and non-profits shall be eligible to apply for funding from this item; provided further, that the department of energy resources shall collect data and identify best practices for retrofitting low-income and moderate-income housing; provided further, that any grants distributed from this item may include a requirement for matching funds; and provided further, that not later than 6 months after completion of the pilot program, the department of energy resources shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy that, for each pilot site, shall include, but not be limited to: (a) energy savings; (b) utility bill savings; (c) improvements in indoor and outdoor air quality; (d) reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants; (e) improvements in resident safety and quality of life; (f) the most effective retrofitting approaches based on housing type; and (g) recommendations to expand the program.................. $6,500,000

1599-2036.. For a reserve to be administered by the Massachusetts clean energy technology center established in section 2 of chapter 23J of the General Laws to pay for a research team to oversee, collect and analyze data related to the design and operation of networked geothermal demonstration projects approved by the department of public utilities and other such related projects deemed appropriate by the center; provided, that funding shall be made available for collaboration by research, non-profit and university entities identified by the center to conduct a thorough evaluation of the demonstration projects and their related technology; and provided further, that those entities, in consultation with the center, shall: (i) model the system design and operation of proposed networked geothermal demonstration project sites; (ii) monitor the thermal energy storage potential of sites; (iii) create a public data bank of normalized data, including data on costs, to compare sites; (iv) document and disseminate recommendations and best practices for rapid scaling and optimization; (v) provide projections of scaled-up site impacts on heating, emissions, health, customer bills and other variables; (vi) engage and educate stakeholders in the host communities of potential sites; and (vii) perform feasibility studies for communities interested in serving as hosts for projects....................................................... $5,000,000

1599-2037.. For a reserve to enhance workforce opportunities through workforce and career technical skills training; provided further, that funds may be expended for apprenticeship programs for low-income workers; provided further, that funds may be expended to issue competitive contracting models to support the start-up and implementation of expanded models such as career technical institutes, rapid reemployment contracting, learn-to-earn and additional models intended to enhance workforce opportunities; provided further, that programs may utilize performance-based contracts; provided further, that funds may be expended for adult basic education skills including, but not limited to, training for English for speakers of other languages; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Inc. for the Your Next Star Employment Academy to provide job training and job placement for individuals with Down syndrome whose jobs were eliminated during the 2019 novel pandemic; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 per year for 2 years, totaling not less than $10,000,000 by 2024, shall be expended by Jewish Vocational Service, Inc. to provide a rapid reemployment grant; provided further, that funds may be expended for regional planning grants and equipment grants to support the implementation of data and accountability systems for enhanced oversight and management; and provided further, that funds may be expended to build and strengthen system capacity; provided further, that not less than $37,500,000 shall be transferred to the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund established in section 2WWW of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, grants funded through this transfer shall prioritize programs for: (i) individuals residing in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; (ii) workers dislocated from the workforce during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic through layoffs, interruptions to educational opportunities or other economic disruptions with a particular focus on populations that have been historically underrepresented in the workforce; (iii) individuals engaged in adult basic education courses with particular focus on training for English for speakers of other languages; and (iv) communities disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system with a particular focus on individuals returning to their communities from incarceration during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that funds from this transfer shall be expended for job training and other programs to support workforce reentry for women displaced from the workforce by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and who experienced resulting economic dislocation including, but not limited to, programs providing assistance in overcoming obstacles disproportionately impacting women in the workforce, such as transportation and childcare; provided further, that funds may be expended for wraparound services to individuals receiving workforce training; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this transfer, the administering entity shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on any specific grant criteria for these funds to target the programs prioritized in this item; provided further, that not less than $7,500,000 shall be expended for accredited 2-year colleges that are minority-serving institutions as defined by the United States Department of Education to train underserved populations for green jobs, as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics; provided further, that not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended from this item for the development and operation of career technical institutes in vocational technical schools nd public schools operating career and technical education programs in partnership with industry and community stakeholders to build out industry recognized credentialing pathways for students and adult learners in high-demand technical and trade fields to retrain and grow the workforce to meet the workforce needs as defined by the regional labor market blueprint; provided further, that funds may be expended to issue competitive, performance-based contracting models to support the start-up and implementation costs of career technical institutes; provided further, that funds may be used for planning and implementation grants for regional and local partnerships to expand existing or develop new career and technical education programs that align with regional labor market blueprints; provided further, that preference in distributing funds from this item shall be given to vocational schools with demonstrable waitlists for admission;  and provided further, that annually, not later than June 1, the executive office of labor and workforce development shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on labor and workforce development that shall include, but not be limited to, the: (a) vocational technical schools that are operating career technical institutes; (b) number of students served by career technical institutes and the number of adult learners participating in industry-recognized credentialing pathways, delineated by training program; and (c) employment outcomes of the graduates of such training programs...................................................................................................................................................... $107,500,000

1599-2038.. For a reserve to fund capital improvement grants to existing vocational high schools and public schools operating existing career and technical education programs; provided, that grants shall be made available to establish, upgrade and expand career and technical education training programs to meet the workforce demands of regional employers and increase equitable access to career and technical skills training; provided further, that the executive office of education, in consultation with the executive office of labor and workforce development, the executive office of housing and economic development and the Massachusetts School Building Authority shall develop guidelines, as necessary, for the administration of the program; provided further, that grants may support capital improvement projects including, but not limited to: (i) the purchase and installation of equipment; (ii) improvements and renovations to facilities necessary for the installation and use of such equipment; and (iii) facility improvements to increase capacity; provided further, that preference in distributing funds from this item shall be given to vocational schools with demonstrable waiting lists for admission and to districts and municipalities with limited access to career and technical education programs; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to the disbursement of funds from this item, the executive office of education shall submit the proposed guidelines to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education; provided further, that annually, not later than June 1, the executive office of education shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education that shall include, but not be limited to, the: (a) vocational technical schools and public schools receiving funds under this item and the amount of such funding; and (b) types of capital improvement projects funded under this item.......... $100,000,000

1599-2039.. For a reserve to support the commonwealth’s cybersecurity workforce and infrastructure; provided, that funds in this item shall be administered by the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws and doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; provided further, that funds shall be expended, in collaboration with the commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education, to provide regional security operations center services for the monitoring and detection of cyber threat activity to municipalities, non-profits and small businesses and cyber range services, which shall include opportunities for cybersecurity workforce training; and provided further, that funds expended from this item shall prioritize the expansion of the cybersecurity workforce in  the  commonwealth  with a  focus on  underserved  and underrepresented populations in the cybersecurity sector.................................. $15,000,000

1599-2041.. For a reserve to support high-demand workforce training programs; provided, that the program shall be administered jointly by the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges and the executive office of education, in consultation with the executive office of labor and workforce development and regional workforce investment boards; provided further, that the program shall support the creation and expansion of training programs at community colleges for high-demand industries, identified by regional labor market blueprints; provided further, that those industries may include, but shall not be limited to, healthcare, education, manufacturing, information technology, and cybersecurity; provided further, that annually, not later than June 1, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges shall submit a report to the executive office of education, the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the joint committee on higher education that shall include, but not be limited to, the: (i) distribution of funding from this item to the community colleges; (ii) number of students enrolled in high-demand workforce training programs; and (iii) employment outcomes of the individuals enrolled in the programs.............................. $15,000,000

1599-2042.. For a reserve to support small businesses impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided, that not less than $75,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation established in section 2 of chapter 40W of the General Laws for grants to support small businesses negatively impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended for grants to businesses that did not qualify for previous grants due to a lack of revenue loss in calendar year 2020; 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 not less than $50,000,000 shall be expended for grants to: (i) businesses that focus on reaching markets predominantly made up of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups; (ii) businesses that focus on reaching underserved markets; (iii) minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses; and provided further, that the corporation shall consult with the board designated to make recommendations for the community empowerment and reinvestment grant program in item 7002-2021 in section 2 of chapter 227 of the acts of 2020 to establish a grant criteria........................................ $75,000,000

1599-2043.. For a reserve for cultural and tourism assets; provided, that the funds in this item shall be made available to the Massachusetts cultural council to administer a grant program for the purposes of assisting cultural organizations and artists recover from the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and operate more efficiently; provided further, that grants shall be made available for, but not be limited to: (i) facility upgrades, including costs associated with programmatic adaptation due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; (ii) technology and infrastructure costs for safe reopening of facilities; and (iii) direct financial support to assist with staffing and other operational needs; provided further, that grants may support staffing, consultants, plans, software and hardware for organizational business development for facilities owned by municipalities or non-profit entities experiencing negative economic impacts from the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that the council shall consider racial, geographic and programmatic diversity and equity within the cultural sector when establishing grant criteria; provided further, that funds may be expended for entities that focus on 1 or more minority populations or conduct cultural events and have cultural education or cultural performances related to minority populations; provided further, that the council shall consider and prioritize those applicants with the largest demonstrated economic need as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, and the applicant’s demonstrated economic impact in terms of job creation and tourism generated; provided further, that funds may be transferred to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund established in section 42 of chapter 23G of the General Laws for the purposes of this item; provided further, that the council may include a match requirement for recipient organizations; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the council shall submit grant application criteria to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development; provided further, that annually, not later than June 1, the council shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) a list of the grant recipients, including the sector of each recipient; (b) a list of applicants that did not receive a grant, including the sector of each applicant; (c) the amount of grants provided to each grant recipient; (d) the geographic distribution of said grants; (e) efforts to promote a diverse art and cultural sector through the grants; and (f) any adjustments to the grant application criteria; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Billerica Historical Society for capital improvements for historic sites in the city of Billerica; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for First Night in the City of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for capital improvements for the Middlesex Canal Museum renovation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for additional programming and staffing for Amplify POC of Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, Inc. toward the operation of the visitors center located on Route 6 in Barnstable; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Jones River Village Historical Society, Inc. to offset lost revenue due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Lexington historical society for remodeling of the historic Lexington Depot community building to improve public access and community engagement for the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the preservation of the Tilden House in Canton; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for The Paul Revere Museum of Discovery and Innovation in Canton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Friends of the Public Garden, Inc. for hosting the unveiling of the restored Shaw Memorial in the Boston Common in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Boston Architectural College for hosting the Doshi Exhibit; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for Gloucester Celebration Corporation for the planning and celebration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Gloucester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for North Brookfield townhouse renovations; provided further, that not less than $28,000 shall be expended for acquiring a utility task vehicle in Abington; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for renovations to the John Silva Jr. sports complex in East Bridgewater; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Wrentham for the celebration of its 350th anniversary; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the NAACP Boston branch; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Museum of African American History, Incorporated; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Enrichment center in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the People for Riverbend Park Trust for a marker commemorating the contributions of Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Eliot to Riverbend park in Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Hispanic senior population and other senior populations economically affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic in Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition to provide programming for arts and culture projects committed to equity, accessibility and collaboration in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for establishing a Cape Verdean Cultural Center in the city of Boston, including, but not limited to, the creation of a nonprofit organization to oversee the construction and management of the cultural center; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for a new commercial stove and oven for the American Legion Post 210 in Saugus; provided further, that not less than $56,000 shall be expended for the District Center for the Arts, Inc. in Taunton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Samuel Slater Experience museum in Webster to establish a transportation support fund for K-12 public school systems to attend educational programs at the museum in Webster; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cultural celebration of the 250th anniversary of the town of Ludlow; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Boch Center for capital improvements needed to safely reopen the Wang and Shubert theatres located in Boston; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Boston Arts Summer Institute, Inc., to operate the Massachusetts Arts Stagecraft Initiative to support the theater arts and entertainment industry directly impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, through job training, workforce development and diversification; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth to provide an economic lifeline; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth for architectural, engineering, and preservation consultants; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the installation of an entry archway to Cambodia Town in Lowell to increase cultural and visitation interest; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for capital improvements and ventilation upgrades to the Charlestown Working Theater, Inc. in the Charlestown section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for staffing at the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the New England Historic Genealogical Society; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Black Springfield Covid-19 Coalition; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Forbes House Museum in Milton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Winthrop for the installation of sidewalks; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Victory Theatre Performing Arts Center to support the Pioneer Valley Economic Revitalization Project; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the construction of the Major Taylor Museum in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Salisbury Cultural District in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the renovation of Creative Hub Worcester in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the repaving of a section of Route 119 in Groton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to implement a paperless document management system in Charlton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Art Museum; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Wareham for the revitalization of Merchants Way; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for 1Berkshire to bolster technical assistance and support for initiatives that advance diversity and regional equity; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Festival Theater; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the construction of a monument dedicated to Elizabeth “Mum Bett” Freeman in Sheffield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Springfield museums for exhibitions, upgrades and programs that explain and promote understanding of the history and significance of minority populations and include a Latino Arts Festival which incorporates a permanent exhibit; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History & Architecture in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Northampton Arts Trust for the completion of its black box theater; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Sueños Basketball program to support the recreational, social, and health benefits that the league provides to low-income youth in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of an addition and upgrades to the current building at the Brockton Council on Aging; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a radio box upgrade for cisterns and fire protection systems throughout Westminster; provided further, that not less than $100,000 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 New York, New Jersey and other New England states, 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 not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the New England Aquarium Corporation for maintenance upgrades and other improvements including those necessary for the operation of facilities operated by the New England Aquarium Corporation in the cities of Boston and Quincy; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for tourism and cultural enhancements at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to rebuild the Polish American Citizen club in order to host cultural events and help recover from the negative impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for upgrading ventilation at the historic First Baptist Church in Newton with a fresh air circulation and air purification system; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for an expansion of the sewer system in Barnstable; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for wastewater projects in Sandwich; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for St. Mary's of Carmen Society; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for the revitalization and restoration of Havey beach and the Havey beach boathouse on the Charles river in West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for community engagement and education space for New England Public Media, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Basketball Hall of Fame; provided further, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be transferred to the MBTA for economic development improvements to transit stations in Norfolk county; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to MassDOT for the construction of a sound barrier wall at South Station along Atlantic Ave in Boston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Friends of Reggie Wong Park Inc., for improvements to Reggie Wong Park in Boston; provided further, that not less than $1,300,000 shall be expended for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Inc. for the Cross street revitalization, including a North End Italian immigrant memorial on the corner of Cross and Hanover street coordinated through the Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc. and the Boston Arts commission; provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Melrose for economic recovery efforts in support of its small business and nonprofit sectors; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to support small businesses; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to support small businesses; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the town of Hanson for small business assistance; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Wellesley Town Merchants to support and enhance local programming designed to help local businesses impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Beverly Main Streets, Inc. to support its programs to promote business and economic development in Beverly; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to replace the roof and repair support structures of the chamber office and visitor center located in Buzzards Bay; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Mattapan Square Main Streets, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to improve business engagement, branding and wayfinding in Belchertown; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Partners for Community for programs to assist and advise the development of Latino businesses in Holyoke in collaboration with the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, Inc. through its Latino chamber program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Main South Business Association in Worcester to further assist minority entrepreneurs with technical assistance, legal services, and compliance training; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for economic recovery planning support for the “Golden Triangle” to mitigate impacts from the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Partners for Community for programs to assist and advise the development of Latino businesses in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Upham's Corner Main Street, Incorporated to provide technical assistance to North Dorchester small businesses most impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, in accessing local, state, and federal small business economic relief and recovery programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Northampton Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to procure rapid COVID-19 test kits for use by area businesses so that they may remain open safely; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to support programming and membership for local businesses; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Lynn Economic Development & Industrial Corporation of Lynn to distribute grants to businesses that have been adversely impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, with preference given to women-owned and minority-owned businesses; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to support programming and membership for local businesses; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the town of Stoneham for partial redesign of their south downtown business corridor to increase economic development in that area; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the city of Woburn to implement the recommendations of the city of Woburn’s report from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Local Rapid Recovery Program, which is designed to assist downtowns’ plan for a future beyond the economic challenges of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and further support economic recovery efforts in support of its small businesses; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Winchester to implement their Local Rapid Recovery Plan; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Burlington for the creation of a pocket park in the town center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Downtown Amherst Foundation, Inc. for the development of The Drake, a performing arts and cultural venue; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to the New England Civil Rights Fund for the Black Boston Hospitality Coalition for infrastructure support to minority owned businesses; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Nonantum Neighborhood Association; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Boston Area Research Initiative at Northeastern University; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the employment of youth residents of Boston Housing Authority developments in local small businesses and non-profits; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Inc. for costs incurred in association with the expansion of the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, and for hiring and training of instructors at the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy; provided further, that said funds shall be available for the hiring and training of instructors by Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Inc. until June 30, 2026; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for MissionSAFE of Boston for the expansion of pre-apprenticeship and jobs skills programming, in partnership with established sports and arts-based workforce development programs and with bona fide training programs of building trades, laborers, carpenters, and other trades or locals targeting youth and young adults up to age 26, who because of violence or trauma are initially resistant to and need “step-up” bridge programming before effective participation in traditional apprenticeship programming; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the town of Barre to facilitate access to broadband services; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New England Farm Workers’ Council, Inc for education, employment, training and community networking opportunities for individuals and young adults; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for program support to Entrepreneurship for All - Cape Cod to support new businesses; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the WorcShop for apprenticeship for electrification automotive training; provided further, that not less than $102,000 shall be expended to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish a community veterinary clinic for low income pet owners, located at the Mount Ida Campus in Newton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Allston-Brighton CDC for a job training partnership program for residents impacted by job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the E-Team Machinist Training program in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Women Thriving for COVID-19 related resiliency workshops for women facing economic, social and racial inequities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Weymouth Teen center for job skills training and equipment; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Hadley public safety departments; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New England Farm Workers’ Council, Inc. for building capacity in the childcare provider system in predominately Latino communities; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Inc. in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Welcome Project in the city of Somerville; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the East Boston Harborside Community school to provide adult education and workforce training services, including through improved access to technology, stipends and assistance for adult learners; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the town of Amherst to support translation services, promote engagement and inclusion, and facilitate participation in civic activities for BIPOC and ESL communities; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Bedford for the implementation of Bedford’s Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan and to support the town’s mission to recruit and retain a diverse municipal staff and volunteer base; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for debt service obligations incurred by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Inc. so that said Institute may continue offering civic education programming to the public; and provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc. and the Urban League of Springfield for the streetwise MBA supplier diversity program...................................................................................................................... $134,978,000

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2044.. For a reserve to support the commonwealth’s agricultural, commercial fishing and cranberry-growing industries; provided, that grants from this program shall be allocated equally for each industry; provided further, that the executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall establish the grant program and application criteria in consultation with the department of agricultural resources and the division of marine fisheries; provided further, that the executive office shall prioritize grant applicants focused on innovative approaches to enhance environmental benefits and encourage increased economic activity in its respective sector including, but not limited to: (i) capital infrastructure improvements that promote energy efficiency; (ii) the purchase or expanded use of renewable energy technologies; (iii) tools to address barriers to economic growth, including business management technical assistance and the purchase of more efficient equipment and technology; (iv) tools, technologies and technical assistance to support practices that promote resilience against the impacts of climate change; (v) tools and technologies to facilitate sustainability and new product development; (vi) research development, acquisition and purchase of innovative commercial fishing gear designed to protect stocks and species of concern including, but not limited, to the north right whale; and (vi) direct marketing and branding of products to consumers provided further, that no grant recipient shall receive more than $100,000 from the grant program; provided further, that not later than March 30, 2022, the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture detailing the status of the grant program that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the number of grant applications, by industry; (b) the number of successful grant applicants, by industry; (c) the amount of grant funding allocated for each successful applicant; (d) each successful grant applicant’s proposed use of grant funding; and (e) the criteria used to determine successful applications; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be transferred to the Agricultural Innovation Fund established in section 35KKK of chapter 10 of the General Laws; and provided further, that funds transferred in this item shall support cranberry bog renovation and water management infrastructure improvements and system upgrades; provided further, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended to the department of agriculture resources for an agricultural fair economic recovery grant program; and provided further, that grants may be used for expenses or losses incurred by agricultural fairs during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic.............................................................................................................................................................................................. $14,000,000

1599-2045.. For a reserve to close the digital divide by facilitating broadband and internet access; provided, that funds from this item shall be transferred to the Broadband Innovation Fund established in section 35SSS of chapter 10 of the General Laws....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... $50,000,000

1599-2046.. For the purposes of continuing the implementation of section 15E of chapter 15A of the General Laws to encourage private fundraising by the commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education for the endowments and capital outlay programs of those institutions, including, but not limited to, endowed scholarship funds, endowed professorships, endowed STEM programming, endowed research positions, endowed programming in the arts and humanities, endowed funds to increase diversity and inclusion on public higher education campuses, endowed funds that increase persistence and completion rates, endowed funds that encourage innovative financial aid strategies, including income-sharing arrangements, endowed early college programs and such other purposes as the board shall determine to be consistent with system-wide and campus mission statements and with measurable goals and metrics tied to those missions; provided further, that the board of higher education shall implement the program in a manner that ensures that each institution shall have an equal opportunity to secure matching funds from this item; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be allocated to the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be allocated to state universities; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be allocated to community colleges; provided further, that not later than January 31, 2022, the board shall issue a preliminary report on the initial allocation of matching dollars and any guidelines adopted for the distribution and use of such funding; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the joint committee on higher education and the house and senate committees on ways and means................................................................................................................................................ $25,000,000

1599-2047.. For a reserve to provide workforce development and capital assistance grants to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. and the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc.; provided, that the funds shall be administered by the department of housing and community development; provided further, that the department shall award not less than $10,000,000 to the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc., which shall be distributed among the alliance’s member organizations based on criteria developed by the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc.; provided further, that YMCA member organizations shall have a specified percentage of funding secured prior to applying for capital grants; provided further, that the department shall award not less than $10,000,000 to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., which shall be distributed among its member organizations; provided further, that funds may be used to support workforce development and capital improvement projects including, but not limited to: (i) the repair, renovation, improvement, expansion and construction of indoor and outdoor facilities; (ii) information technology infrastructure improvements to enhance virtual learning and connectivity; and (iii) heating, ventilation and air conditioning system upgrades; provided further, that priority shall be given to capital improvement projects in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and provided further, that not less than $4,500,000 shall be expended for grants distributed by the Massachusetts Alliance of YWCAs to its member agencies to expand racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, gender parity and economic equity educational programming and for capital improvements;....................................................................................................................................................................................... $24,500,000

1599-2048.. For a reserve for focused on reducing gun and community violence and supporting reentry services in communities disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system; provided further, that not less than $7,500,000 shall be expended for a grant program, to be administered by the executive office of health and human services in consultation with the department of public health, for community-based gun violence prevention and intervention programs; provided further, that said program shall provide multi-year grants for, but shall not be limited to, organizations that: (i) serve communities that are disproportionately impacted by community and gun violence; (ii) seek to interrupt cycles of violence, trauma and retaliation in order to reduce the incidence of community and gun violence, including decreasing the disproportionate impact of violence on historically marginalized communities; (iii) focus on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence and experiencing resulting trauma currently or in the near future; and (iv) have an established track record of working with individuals returning to their communities after incarceration with a focus on those at high risk of recidivism for violent crimes; provided further, that eligible expenses that may qualify for such grants shall include, but not be limited to: (a) evidence-based and evidence-informed pilot programs for direct services; (b) support for pay-go capital projects to expand physical capacity; (c) human capital initiatives, including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, training and professional development, human resources and other sustainability initiatives; (d) impact and evaluation studies; (e) organizing work focused on creating systemic change or advancing racial and social equity; (f) emergency housing relocation and stabilization; and (g) other direct intervention services; provided further, that prior to establishing grant criteria, the executive office shall seek input from stakeholders including but not limited to survivors of trauma and gun violence, community members impacted by trauma and gun violence, frontline trauma and gun violence intervention workers, and trauma and gun violence prevention experts and researchers; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for a grant program focused re-entry programming, to be administered by the department of correction in conjunction with the office of the commissioner of probation, that prioritizes communities with high concentrations of individuals who returned to the community from a state prison or county correctional facility during the governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency; provided further, that funds shall be made available for multi-year grants for, but not limited to: (1) support for pay-go capital projects to expand physical capacity; (2) programming that supports case management, job training and transitional employment; (3) specialized services for emerging adults; (4) support programs for survivors of the sex trade; and (5) regional reentry centers; provided further, that funds shall be awarded to at least 1 organization with experience serving transgender and other LGBTQ individuals returning from state prisons or county correctional facilities for the purpose of providing residential reentry to transgender and other LGBTQ individuals; and provided further, that prior to establishing grant criteria, the executive offices shall seek input from stakeholders and impacted communities on evidence-based and evidence-informed best practices to consider in establishing grant criteria.................................................................................... $12,500,000

1599-2049.. For a reserve for a youth-at-risk program targeted at reducing juvenile delinquency and youth and young adult homelessness in high-risk areas and reducing gun violence; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall transfer $25,000,000 from this item to item 7002-0012 for the summer job programs and other youth-at-risk employment programs, including programs that serve youths, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, youth of color and youth who are not more than 25 years of age and are experiencing housing insecurity in response to increased economic insecurity as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $6,250,000 shall be transferred from this item to item 4000-0005 for community-based gun violence prevention and intervention programs; provided further, that not less than $6,250,000 shall be expended for re-entry programs, to be administered in conjunction with the department of public health and the department of correction, that prioritize individuals who returned to the community from a state prison or county correctional facility during the governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency................... $37,500,000

1599-2050.. For a reserve to support food security initiatives and supports; provided, that funds in this item shall support grants to fund the costs of immediate and projected infrastructure needs for farms, retailers, fisheries, food system businesses and food distribution channels including, but not limited to, food banks, farm stands, food hubs, elder services and community supported agriculture farms; provided further, that the program shall take into account the unique needs of rural and urban areas, including gateway municipalities as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, to respond to the disruptions caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and to provide greater access to local food in ways that support public health recommendations; provided further, that grants may be awarded to food banks and other parts of the food distribution channel to expand services and address urgently needed capital projects including, but not limited to: (i) information technology needs, including the development of online markets and delivery systems, including an online system to link food system channels to identify and match agricultural and fishery products to consumers and markets, particularly to benefit food insecure communities; (ii) facility adaptation to new safety guidelines, including new signage and the installation of handwashing stations; (iii) expansion of storage and food preparation areas for food banks, food pantries and other food distribution organizations; (iv) the purchase or lease of point-of-sale devices to provide to retailers at no cost to provide curbside pick-up and curbside payment service, including payment using Electronic Benefits Transfer cards; and (v) storage and processing equipment to adapt to supply chain disruptions, including cold and ambient storage and vehicles for distribution; provided further, that prioritization of funds shall be given to local hunger organizations; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Pembroke Firehouse Pantry, Inc. to provide assistance to individuals experiencing food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Fenway Civic Association, Inc. for the purpose of funding the Fenway cares mutual aid initiative, including administrative costs, to distribute fresh food and personal protective equipment to food-insecure Fenway-area residents of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Women’s Lunch Place, Inc. for the purpose of providing meals and services to homeless women and children in need; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Incorporated for a research program to examine the impact of climate change on food resources, in conjunction with Northeastern University marine lab, the Tufts University school of nutrition, the Tufts Veterinary School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst school of sustainability; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Bread of Life, Inc. in the city of Malden to expand services addressing food security and homelessness; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Beverly Bootstraps Community Services, Inc. food pantry in city of Beverly to support its social service programs, including, but not limited to, food distribution, English as a second language programming, heating and housing assistance; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. for the purchase of a refrigerated van and expanded irrigation system to provide local fresh food to organizations assisting individuals experiencing food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Shrewsbury to establish a food bank and related programs to be operated by the town in partnership with private non-profit organizations currently operating on a limited basis; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended to the Mystic Valley YMCA for expanded refrigeration for the Mystic community market in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Wellspring Cooperative Corporation to extend their mobile market through the winter season and expand their services in the Indian Orchard neighborhood in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Latin Women’s Association of Brockton to support their food-distribution program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Allston Village Main Streets, Inc. food insecurity and distribution program to provide relief for residents impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. for the rehabilitation and expansion of the food center facility to distribute food to disadvantaged populations; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth Food Pantry to address food insecurities in the city of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Westborough Food Pantry, Inc. to provide assistance to individuals experiencing food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston for the coordination of essential food services in Charlestown; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth Senior Center to address food insecurity, loneliness and isolation of impacted senior citizens; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc. in South Hadley to expand services addressing food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Easthampton Community Center, Inc. in the city of Easthampton to expand services addressing food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Freetown Food Pantry for expansion costs including engineering, materials and labor; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to fund a food insecurity restaurant meals program in the town of North Andover in partnership with the MVYMCA and Groundwork Lawrence, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the One Haverhill Fund in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Sacred Hearts Parish in the city of Haverhill for their food pantry; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, Inc. in town of Sudbury for food security infrastructure; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Parish Cupboard, Inc. in the city of West Springfield to address food insecurity issues; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Charity Guild, Inc. in the city of Brockton; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Norwood Food Pantry; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, Inc. for the renovation of facilities utilized to support operations and the distribution of food assistance; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Collaborative for Educational Services, Inc. to support the Amherst Mobile Market; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for Granby To-Go, Inc. to support their food and basic needs pantry; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to People Helping People, Inc. for the maintenance of a food pantry or to otherwise address food insecurity in the town of Burlington; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Healthy Waltham Food Insecurity; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Open Table, Inc. in the town of Maynard, Hudson Community Food Pantry, Inc. and Stow Food Pantry, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc. for the operation of empowerment centers and to support the distribution of food to veterans in need in the counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Hampden, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester; provided further, that these funds shall be available for this purpose until the end of fiscal year 2026; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Bedford for the maintenance of a food pantry or to otherwise address food insecurity in Bedford; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in Quincy for the mobile truck food pantry program; provided further, that grants may be used for employee payroll and benefit costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities and interest, other debt obligation or other expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Community Farms for rehabilitation and stabilization of buildings and farms; provided further that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc. in the town of Hatfield to build a food distribution center and headquarters in the city of Chicopee; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be provided to the Massachusetts Food Trust Program established in section 65 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that loans, grants and technical assistance made available from the program shall be provided in a regionally equitable manner and with a focus on communities disproportionally impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc. for capacity-building at its headquarters in the county of Worcester to support the operation of empowerment centers and the distribution of food to veterans in need; provided further, that not less than $17,000,000 shall be expended for the Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. for regional food security network infrastructure investments; provided further, that not less than $1,920,000 shall be expended to Project Bread to better connect eligible unenrolled residents with federal nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, through statewide expanded outreach, increased community engagement, marketing and promotion campaigns; provided further, that not less than $2,700,000 shall be expended to establish a Massachusetts community college campus hunger pilot program to address student hunger and food insecurity as an obstacle to degree attainment; provided further, that the department of higher education shall distribute the funds by issuing a request for proposals through which community colleges may apply; provided further, that the department shall grant funds based on the demonstrated need and proposed implementation plan of each application; provided further, that funds received by a community college shall be used to address food insecurity among students via means including, but not limited to, meal cards, meal plans, meal vouchers and other campus-designed projects to address community college student food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available for a farm-to-school grant program administered by the department of elementary and secondary education in consultation with the department of early education and care; provided further, that the program shall focus on building capacity in the public school and child care systems to purchase locally grown and produced ingredients, prepare nutritious scratch-cooked meals and educate students about the food system; provided further that the uses of grant funds shall include, but not be limited to: (a) adequate kitchen equipment used to prepare food for school meals and snacks including, but not limited to, local, fresh produce, meats, seafood and dairy items; (b) training school kitchen staff in preparing fresh meals using local ingredients and in procuring such ingredients; (c) training educators and other school staff in adding or integrating food system lessons to their curriculum; and (c) infrastructure and programming for curricular and extracurricular activities, such as school gardens, for students to learn about agriculture and the food system; provided further, that guidelines for the program shall prioritize grant funding for schools with high percentages of students eligible for free and reduced lunch and shall aim to promote geographic equity; provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Southwest Boston Senior Services, Incorporated to provide meals to homebound elderly residents of the city of Boston, in collaboration with the statewide Meals on Wheels network; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for Community Servings Inc. for a 1-time investment to support integrations necessary to provide statewide medically-tailored meals to persons battling chronic illnesses; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available to and administered by the department of higher education for distribution of college food security grants through the Hunger-Free Campus initiative; provided further, that priority shall be given to campuses with students impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, including interruptions to students’ educational opportunities and completion; and provided further, that the department may: (1) award grants to campuses that take steps to maximize student access to: (A) federal nutrition program benefits; (B) available meal cards and meal swipe options; and (C) on-campus or area food pantries; and (2) take steps to raise awareness of food insecurity among low-income students; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Healthy Baby Healthy Child food pantry in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Boston Public Market Association, Inc. for the continued operations of the Boston Public Market for the recovery from serious adverse effects and losses due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Everett Grace Food Pantry in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Food For Free Committee, Incorporated in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended toward Our Neighbors’ Table, Inc. in the city of Amesbury for the purchase and construction of the Seacoast Food Hub; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Open Pantry Community Services, Inc., in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services, Inc. in Springfield for their Emergency Food Distribution Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Hilltown Mobile Market; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Mass Farmers Markets to support the Springfield Forest Park Farmers Market in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Rachel’s Table in the city of Springfield to purchase a fully refrigerated van; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to The Food Drive in the city of Melrose for the purchase of equipment to facilitate food rescue, collection and distribution; provided, however, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of North Attleborough for renovating the Allen Avenue school to serve as a hub for regional food pantries, including food access in neighboring towns including the towns of Plainville and Wrentham; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended equally to the following food pantries for distribution of food resources: (a) Avon Baptist Church food pantry; (b) Braintree Community Food Pantry, Inc.; (c) Canton Helpline food pantry; (d) the Milton Community Food Pantry Incorporated; (e) Friendly Food Pantry of Randolph, Inc.; (f) Destiny Molders Church, Inc. in the city known as the town of Randolph; (g) Ilse Marks food pantry in the town of Stoughton; (h) Immaculate Conception food pantry in the town of Stoughton; (i) West Bridgewater Food Pantry, Inc.; (j) Braintree Holidays-Friends, Inc. pantry; (k) Rehoboth Baptist Church of Boston in the town of Canton; (l) Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Inc. in the town of Canton; (m) the Concord Baptist Church in the town of Milton; (n) Unquity House Corporation in the town of Milton; (o) Simon Fireman Apartments in the city known as the town of Randolph; and (p) Old Colony Young Men’s Christian Association in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Westfield Food Pantry to help alleviate the rise of food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws............................................................................... $44,800,000

1599-2051.. For a reserve to meet the costs of oversight functions in the office of the state auditor, the office of the attorney general, the office of the inspector general and the office of the comptroller related to the expenditure of federal 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic-related funding; provided, that oversight functions shall include audits, investigations, reviews, prevention, education, enforcement and prosecution related to funding from such funding; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer funds from this item to the state agencies listed in this item; provided further, that any such transfers shall occur on a schedule to be determined by the secretary, in consultation with the relative state agency, based on the expected oversight costs; provided further, that transfers shall be made in accordance with executed interagency service agreements between the secretary and the state agency receiving the funds; provided further, that the secretary shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing any transfers from this item; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be made available for the federal funds equity and accountability review panel established in section 74; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until December 31, 2022...................... $2,000,000

1599-2052.. For a reserve to support the extraordinary and unreimbursed 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic-related expenditures incurred by vendors of certified early intervention programs; provided, that the department of public health shall administer this item and issue payment vouchers to all vendors of certified early intervention programs; provided further, that vouchers shall be made on a proportional basis and shall be calculated using the department’s most recent early intervention child counts; and provided further, that vouchers shall be dispersed not later than February 1, 2022....................................................... $2,000,000

1599-2053.. For a reserve for regional tourism assets; provided, that funds shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund established in section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all funds transferred from this item to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund shall be made available to regional tourism councils; provided further, that funds may be used for, but not limited to, the development and deployment of regional and cooperative campaigns to attract out-of-state visitors and help rebuild the hospitality industry in the commonwealth; and provided further, that grants may include a requirement for matching funds.............. $10,000,000

1599-2054.. For a reserve to provide extraordinary relief from the impacts of the storms of July 16 to July 18, 2021, inclusive, and July 27, 2021, in the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester with qualifying expenses otherwise insufficient to receive federal disaster relief; provided, that not less than 15 days in advance of distribution, the secretary of administration and finance shall file a distribution plan along with a detailed description of the qualifying expenses for which municipalities will be reimbursed with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................................................ $7,500,000

Governor disapproved of the certain wording, for message see House, No. 4289
1599-2055.. For a reserve for grants to public school districts to address inequitable school facilities’ needs and repairs for improved ventilation and indoor air-quality to support healthy learning environments in districts and schools with high concentrations of economically disadvantaged students, English language learners and communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided, that the department shall consult with the racial imbalance advisory council established pursuant to section 1G of chapter 15 of the General Laws on the development of the grant application; provided further, that not less than $100,000,000 shall be transferred to the department of elementary and secondary education for the planning and administration of said grants; provided further, that grants shall be made available to cover the cost of inspections, maintenance, installation, repairs or upgrades for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and other needs and repairs approved by the department of elementary and secondary education for the purpose of improving school air-quality, including, but not limited to, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency; provided further, that grants awarded by the department shall maximize the total number of projects that shall be undertaken by public school districts; provided further, that such inspections, maintenance, installation, repairs or upgrades for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and other needs and repairs shall be conducted in compliance with any relevant procurements laws including chapter 149 of the General Laws and all state and local building codes; provided further, that grants shall be distributed not later than January 1, 2022; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the department shall report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the grants awarded to schools and include its analysis and recommendations based on the grant program’s findings........................................................................ $100,000,000

1599-2056.. For a reserve for additional funding for educational needs; provided, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be transferred from this item to item 7061-0012 for compensatory services for adults that reached age 22 during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $30,000,000 shall be transferred to item 7066-1400 for the mitigation of the financial impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and maintenance projects for state universities; provided further, that not less than $30,000,000 shall be transferred to item 7100-0200 for the mitigation of the financial impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and maintenance projects for the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be transferred to item 7100-4000 for the mitigation of the financial impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and maintenance projects for community colleges; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for grants to Massachusetts approved special education schools to address the workforce impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be transferred from this item to item 7010-0005 for programs focused on recruiting and retaining  black, indigenous, Latinx, Asian, immigrants, refugees and other educators of color including, but not limited to, Influence 100, the Teacher Diversity and Professional Learning Community, the InSPIRED Statewide Affinity Network and InSPIRED fellowships..................................................... $105,000,000

1599-2057.. For a reserve to support extraordinary costs caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic to the Unemployment Compensation Fund established in section 48 of chapter 151A of the General Laws; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be transferred to said fund......................................... $500,000,000

1599-2058.. For a reserve to support local and regional 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic response and recovery initiatives; provided, that not less than $100,000 be expended to the town of Belmont for public realm improvements to be spent under the direction of the Belmont Economic Development Committee; provided further, that not less than $550,000 shall be expended to Inquilinos Boricua En Accion, Inc. for the stabilization of neighborhoods in the South End section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Chinatown Community Land Trust, Inc. for housing stabilization; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the South Boston Association of Non-Profits, Inc. for programming in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Bernardston for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and renovations to municipal buildings; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Pioneer Valley Mosquito Control district; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Center for Human Development, Incorporated to support emergency non-congregate shelter and related re-housing needs for people experiencing homelessness in and around the area of the city of Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a feasibility and preliminary design study for a bicycle and pedestrian trail between the town of Needham and the city of Newton via a new community bridge spanning state highway route 128, the existing rail bridge spanning the Charles river and connecting to the Newton Upper Falls Greenway and Needham Heights; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure and provide grants to Wellesley town departments for the first cost premium of purchasing electric vehicles; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Wellesley for the preparation of a master safe routes to school plan; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the town common gazebo in the town of Townsend; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the Haverhill Public-Private Partnership  in the city of Haverhill to support organizational needs and programming designed to ensure that every public school student in the city of Haverhill achieves a true living wage job; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be made available for the restorative justice advisory committee established under section 5 of chapter 276B of the General Laws to partner with an educational institution to fulfill its statutory mandate; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be made available for the town of Maynard to make safety improvements to the intersection of state highway route 27 and Concord street in the town of Maynard; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for extending fiber optic cable to the Wilkes section of the town of Sutton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Sturbridge for the purchase of new public safety equipment; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Millville for public safety improvements to its highway department shed; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Sutton fire department in the town of Sutton for the purchase of new generators; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Webster fire department in the town of Webster for the purchase of new hydraulic rescue tools; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the preliminary design of a downtown intergenerational public facility to be built in the town of Mansfield, which will include elder program space and a center for food distribution to help communities in need; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the North Street bridge in the town Ware; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for a utility truck for the fire department in the town of Templeton; provided further, that not less than $360,000 shall be expended for the purchase of an ambulance for the fire department in the town of Phillipston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for town hall improvements in the town of New Braintree; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the design and reconstruction of traffic signals at the intersections of Mystic avenue and Main street, Main street and the state highway route 16 eastbound ramp, Main street and the state highway route 16 westbound ramp and Medford square in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the geotechnical engineering, design and construction of highway sound and particulate barriers in the States Avenue area of the East Somerville section of the city of Somerville; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be made available for the city of Quincy for capital improvements including, but not limited to, roofing for the Thomas Crane Public Library; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Dunstable for public safety improvements; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Tyngsborough for public works facility improvements; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Danvers for the completion of a strategic plan; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the city of Peabody for the installation of lighting in the downtown area; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the city of Salem for the implementation of the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Topsfield for downtown wayfinding signage; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to the town of Millbury for bridge replacement or repairs; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available for the town of Bourne for generator replacement; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be made available for the town of Bourne for of the  boiler replacement at the Main street fire station; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Sandwich fire department to support the BEAT COVID Initiative ; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be made available for the Sandwich fire department for its peer support service; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Friendship Home, Inc. in the town of Norwell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to South Shore Peer Recovery, Inc. in the town of Scituate; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Maddie’s Promise, Inc. in the town of Hingham; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Hingham Historical Society; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce in the town of Hull for the continuance of the Hull-O Trolley; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the George R. Bean American Legion Post in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Disabled American Veterans, Marshfield Memorial Chapter No. 35, in the town of Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Standish Humane Society, Inc. in the town of Duxbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Joanna’s Place, Inc. in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Abigail Adams Historical Society Incorporated in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the town of Franklin to support access to public transportation; provided further, that $21,000 shall be expended for hands free CPR Devices for emergency service personnel for the town of Groveland; provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended for improvement to communication infrastructure for the police and fire departments in the town of Ipswich; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of downtown improvement projects in the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for wireless radio alarms in municipal buildings in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve and enhance pedestrian and multi-modal transportation infrastructure along state highway route 113, in proximity to Page elementary school and Pentucket middle and high school in the town of West Newbury; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for planning, design, and construction of sidewalks in the town of Rockport, on State route 127, from the border with Eastern Avenue in Gloucester to the intersection with Sheehan Terrace; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for heating, ventilation and air conditioning system improvements in public school buildings in the city known as the town of Braintree; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for street improvements in the town of Russell; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Montgomery for renovations and improvements to Montgomery town hall; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc. to revitalize the city of Lawrence’s historic North Canal district through the DyeWorks project; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Andover to establish a human services division to consolidate social work functions and provide resources to expand mental health and intervention services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Dracut to improve community access and public safety around the crosswalk on Broadway road adjacent to Veterans memorial park; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Natick to improve the town’s website, enhance the town’s remote meeting capabilities and provide technological upgrades within the town hall building and other town buildings for remote meetings and remote participation; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the town of Natick to conduct a study on improving the integration and accessibility of human services in the town; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for air quality improvements to the fire department headquarters in the town of Burlington; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the town of Westport for the project management, planning, design, engineering and construction of water and sewer infrastructure improvements along the entire United States highway route 6 corridor; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopkinton for initiatives to promote and increase equity, diversity and inclusion across all town services and agencies; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopkinton for costs related to the town’s efforts to be recognized as an age-friendly and dementia-friendly community; provided further, not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Neponset River Regional Chamber for small businesses within the region; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Framingham State University for water and sewer infrastructure improvements at the Warren Conference Center; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to the town of Medway for costs associated with the construction of a water treatment plant; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to the town of Holliston for improvements to water and sewer infrastructure; provided further, that $345,000 shall be expended to the town of Pepperell for the purchase of an ambulance; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.................................................................................. $10,396,000

2000-0015.. For infrastructure improvement projects related to water and sewer services and other special projects; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for PFAS remediation costs for Well Number Four in Sharon; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Westfield for the study and improvements of dams and levees; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Duxbury for improvements and repairs to the wastewater treatment facility; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the North Chelmsford Water District for  perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances remediation; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Watertown to replace lead pipes that connect service lines to water mains and to conduct a public outreach campaign targeted to all residents and property owners served by lead pipes that connect service lines to water mains; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the city of Watertown for the construction of stormwater infiltration systems to reduce flooding of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway in the vicinity of Cottage street; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for facility improvements at the University of Massachusetts Water and Energy Testing Facility; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended to the city of Lynn for projects to improve water quality at King’s beach; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended to the town of Swampscott for projects to improve water quality at King’s beach; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. for watershed planning, water testing and coordinated projects to reduce combined sewer overflows in the Merrimack river; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Rutland for overpayments made with regards to the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Auburn for sewer improvements; provided further, that not less than $19,000 shall be expended to the town of Millbury for the cleaning of drainage lines; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be made available for the town of Kingston for comprehensive wastewater management planning; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be made available for the town of Falmouth for water main replacements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Millis for the construction of a  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances filtration plant; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Wayland for  perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances mitigation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Sherborn for water infrastructure improvements at the Leeland Farms and Woodhaven housing complexes; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Plainville for a new water well; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Norfolk for development of a town center wastewater treatment plant; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Wrentham for public water supply research and installation; provided further, that not less than $176,000 shall be expended for the preliminary planning and design of wastewater treatment plant upgrades and construction in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for water infrastructure planning in the town of Hamilton; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for water infrastructure planning in the town of Middleton; provided, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances water treatment system for the town of Canton; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Park Street/Campanelli Industrial Park sewer project in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the water treatment plant in the town of Avon; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be appropriated to the town of Tewksbury for the design, engineering and construction of sidewalks and pedestrian crossings and associated storm-water infrastructure; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws........................................... $9,590,000

2000-0103.. For climate change and climate resiliency related projects, infrastructure improvements and special projects; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Michael Jay Walsh LLC to support the research and development of a study on a thermal heating transition for the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $12,000,000 shall be expended by the department of environmental protection for the comprehensive cleanup and environmental remediation at the former site of the General Chemical facility, department of environmental protection site number 3-0019174; provided further, that such cleanup shall include remediation of the site and cleanup to prevent chemical migration or discharges into groundwater or Massachusetts Water Resource Authority aqueducts; provided further that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for resiliency improvements in the Riverfront district of the city of Revere in accordance with the Riverfront Master Plan; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be made available for the town of Southborough for the purposes of repairing a collapsed culvert on Northboro Road; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for the Malden River Works project for environmental remediation and climate resilience along the Malden River; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for the replacement of inefficient street lighting with energy efficient alternatives; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Peabody for the cleanup of the Proctor and Goldthwaite brook and the North river;  provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Scituate for the design and engineering of the Scituate harbor resiliency plan; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the development of an energy efficiency program by the Taunton Municipal Light Plant that shall include, but not be limited to, providing rebates, loans and grants for the purchase and installation of energy-efficient home heating equipment and home improvements to consumers in the service area of the Taunton Municipal Light Plant; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Taunton Municipal Light Plant shall be authorized to solicit and procure private and not-for-profit investment and establish a trust for the purposes of funding the energy efficiency program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission for water and sewer infrastructure including, but not limited to, back-up generators to ensure treatment of effluent prior to discharge into the river and skilling equipment to remove debris and contaminants from the river; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the North Shore Blue Economy initiative; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Essex for the planning design and construction of coastal resilience and waterways projects; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws...................................................... $14,585,000

2800-0111.. For the administration of parks and recreation programs and special projects; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be allocated to the city of Worcester for the purposes of restoration and cleansing of pollutants within the Salisbury pond forebay; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the city of Leominster for the repair of Monoosnoc brook; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Squannacook Greenways, Inc. to expand the Squannacook river rail trail; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to nourish and restore beach dunes and restore coastal habitat on Norton point beach in the town of Edgartown; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended toward recreational improvements, including the installation of kayak racks and amenities, at Lake Gardner in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Douglas Orchard & Farm for sustainable farming infrastructure in the town of Douglas; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Waters Farm in the town of Sutton for public access and infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Webster Lake Association, Inc. for the revitalization of Pout pond; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for the repointing of the Manchaug Pond dam and for improvements to the Stevens Pond dam in the town of Sutton; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be provided to Charlemont parks and recreation commission in the town of Charlemont to enhance the outdoor recreation economy in the county of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be provided to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and 1Berkshire for the establishment of an outdoor recreation website for the county of Berkshire and adjoining regions ; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the city of Chicopee to complete the construction of the Western Massachusetts post-9/11 and service dog memorial park; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for repairs and maintenance of Salem Common in the city of Salem; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District for management of the Assawompsett pond complex including, but not be limited to, the management and eradication of invasive weeds in Long pond and other flood management efforts; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the town of Upton for the design and construction of a park; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the town of Hull for immediate improvements and emergency repairs to the Nantasket beach boardwalk area; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the New England Wildlife Center, Inc. in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Westwood for preservation and maintenance of town conservation land; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the construction of the Arnold Arboretum's Gateway Path Project; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Arnold Arboretum for the entrance design project; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Boxford to create community gardens on the field adjacent to the Community Senior Center; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for renovations and improvements to Brooks field in the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Nuestras Raices facility in the city of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the parks and recreation department in the city of Easthampton for the expansion of pandemic friendly and safe outdoor spaces; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the town of Ashland for the Riverwalk Trail Enhancement Project; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the design of the Chris Walsh Memorial Aqueduct Trail; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws................................. $4,425,000

4000-0012.. For Health Care For All, Inc., a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, for a community-based MassHealth redetermination and vaccination outreach, education and access campaign targeted in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic................................... $5,000,000

4000-0013.. For the administration of health and human services programs and special projects; provided, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Barnstable Youth Commission; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Springfield Veterans First (NABVET) outreach center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to be expended to More than Words of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Auburn Youth & Family Services for upgrades and improvements of the Auburn Youth & Family Services’ building in the town of Auburn; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Harbor Health Services Inc. for the Elder Service Plan in Mattapan; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Brookline Senior Center to respond to novel coronavirus 2019 related transportation, IT, food insecurity, and social work needs; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Heywood Healthcare for expanding the provision of surgical services on the campus of Heywood Hospital in the City of Gardner to strengthen and support the public health system in the North Central and North Quabbin regions; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for New England Life Flight, Inc., Boston MedFlight, for critical care air medical and dedicated ground critical care transport equipment; provided further, that not less than 5,000,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a health equity institute to be provided by a state primary care association qualified under section 330A(f)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. section 254c(f); provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Leaving the Streets Ministries in Haverhill for violence prevention and street work; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to International Veterans Care Services, Inc 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 novel coronavirus 2019; provided further, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended to the town of North Andover and Andover for a joint public health Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which will look to address and implement long term solutions to several areas of public health, including, but not limited to, behavioral health, affordable housing, and food insecurity; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades for record keeping, patient information and prescription services at the Dan Driscoll Health Center in the Dorchester section of Boston; provided further that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Marian Manor for The Aged and Inform Nursing Home to modernize and replace outdated mechanics and recover extraordinary and unreimbursed expenditures incurred due to the novel coronavirus 2019; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for the expansion of facilities to increase the number of inpatient psychiatric beds for youth in psychiatric crisis of any chronic disease rehabilitation hospital located in the commonwealth that serve solely children and adolescents; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Fresh Start Furniture Bank in Hudson for the purchase of bedding and other furniture to be used for the placement of Afghan families and refugees in the Commonwealth; provided, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the disabled persons protection commission to study and review the interrelationship between service-providing agencies for individuals with disabilities within the commonwealth and to design and implement a system for an interconnected network that will provide a continuum of care for those individuals; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the expansion and renovation of clinical space for substance use services at the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for staffing at the Haitian Community Partners in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the South Boston Community Health Center, Inc. for costs associated with the expansion of the behavioral health treatment space necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the establishment of new detoxification and clinical stabilization service beds in Suffolk county including, but not limited to, services rendered under section 35 of chapter 123 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Community Action Pioneer Valley, Inc. for the Three County Continuum of Care to support housing search for people experiencing domestic violence; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be made available to the Brookline council on aging to address staffing impacts due to COVID-19 and for a part-time job coordinator to provide job placement assistance to Brookline seniors; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available to Pathways to Possible in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of a senior center in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Clinton council on aging for physical improvements to the senior center in the town of Clinton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for service expansions for Duffy Health Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for Access HOPE Corp. for harm reduction services to stem the addiction crisis; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Everett Haitian Community Center in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Portal to Hope in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Eliot Family Resource Center in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Joint Committee For Children's Health Care in Everett, Inc. in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to La Colaborativa, Inc. in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to ROCA, Inc. in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Community Action Programs Inter-City, Incorporated in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Transition House, Inc. in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Special Townies - Autistic & Exceptional Children Programs, Inc. in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project, Inc. toward services around treatment, supportive resources, prevention and education; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended toward the Pettengill House in the city of Amesbury to provide support for vulnerable and at-risk residents in the cities of Amesbury and Newburyport and the towns of Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury pertaining to housing, food, shelter, safety, crisis intervention, children and family services, mental health and substance addiction support, senior outreach and wellness; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc. in the cities of Amesbury, Lawrence and Newburyport toward supports for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to New Hope, Inc. in the city of Attleboro for development of a domestic violence shelter and services to support survivors of domestic violence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation Inc. in the town of North Attleborough to provide assistance to individuals of all ages and their families who are experiencing emotional and financial hardships due to cancer diagnosis to allow them to focus on their recovery, not financial challenges; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for senior center improvements in the town of Barre; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the purchase of information technology, medical equipment and interior building construction and the furnishing of a community health center licensed under an academic medical center in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to Cogic Family Services, Inc. to support their Finance Empowerment program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated Berkshire Community Action Council for the Holistic Approach to Reducing Poverty (HARP) partnership; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to Dwelling House of Hope, Inc. in the city of Lowell; provided further, that $55,000 shall be expended to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Inc. in the city of Lowell for community projects; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Rick’s Place in the town of Wilbraham to hire program personnel for grief support services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Network for Social Justice, Inc. in the town of Winchester to support expanded anti-racism training, hate crimes data collection and other efforts; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to Malden Overcoming Addiction, Inc. in the city of Malden for Club 24, Inc. facility upgrades and capital improvements; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center for costs associated with the implementation of a new electronic health record system to meet the ongoing needs of providing primary care for vulnerable patients who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the SouthCoast Community Foundation Inc. for a 1-time capital and programmatic assistance program to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged youth in Greater New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the renovation of a building on June street in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc. for elder fraud services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Cook Family Charitable Fund, Inc., in the town of Marshfield to aid in their mission to provide supports and solutions for addiction, cancer and disabilities; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Casserly House in the Roslindale section of the city of Boston to assist with the transition of immigrants and refugees into the community; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Dedham Council on Aging for programing and technology upgrades; provided further, not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center in the Roslindale section of the city of Boston; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Westwood Council on Aging for programing and technology upgrades; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Norwood council on aging for programs and technology upgrades; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Norwood VFW Auxiliary Post 2452 in the town of Norwood; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for CCB Foundation, Inc. for a mentorship program for persons in recovery; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for The Open Door in Gloucester; provided further, that $68,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a van for the council on aging in the town of Newbury; provided further, that $68,000 be expended for wellness classes and additional staffing at the council on aging in the town of Milton; provided further that $30,000 be allocated to the town of Milton for a community health assessment; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the TreeHouse Foundation, Inc. across the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to establish and expand transportation services for participants in veterans' treatment courts to remove barriers to such programs; provided further, that not less $75,000 shall be expended to the Agawam council on aging for transportation at the Agawam senior center; provided further, that not less $50,000 shall be expended to the Southampton council on aging for resources and programming; provided further, that not less $100,000 shall be expended to the Westfield Senior Center for renovations and new furniture; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Tapestry Health in the city of Holyoke for opioid treatment and overdose prevention programs due to the increase of substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Agawam Veterans Council to offset costs due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the American Legion Post 124 in the city of Westfield to offset costs due to 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Lazarus House, Inc. to address food and housing insecurity in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. for costs associated with rebuilding its child care center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Into Action Recovery, Inc. in the town of Tewksbury to maintain a substance abuse recovery program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Challenge Unlimited, Inc for costs associated with building a retreat center focused on behavioral therapy for veterans, first responders and frontline workers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Mass211, Inc.’s statewide hotline to connect residents to mental health services, substance abuse disorder treatment supports and other critical health and human services; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws................................... $35,156,000

4513-0101.. For the administration of public health programs and special projects; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a new Medical OnSite Academy to address the behavioral health needs of those employees working in the medical field, including, but not limited to, critical incident stress management, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, issues resulting from increased stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages and workplace violence in the medical field; provided further, that not less than $173,000 shall be expended for a community paramedic in the town of Canton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Heywood hospital for the Youth Tele Behavioral Health program; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to design and install a generator for the local health department in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be used for UTEC, Inc. for food infrastructure, training, and food distribution services; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. to support the Structured Outpatient Addiction Program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the City of Everett to hire additional substance abuse counselors to work with the Everett Police Department and the Everett Department of Public Health to provide support and assistance to unhoused members of the community; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Charles River Community Health, Inc. in the Brighton section of the city of Boston for enhancement of a COVID-19 testing program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the New Beginnings Re-entry Services, Inc. in order to reduce recidivism, provide support to formerly incarcerated women in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston transitioning back into the community, build networks, improve social skills and relationships, and help them recover from post-incarceration housing insecurity, addiction, and trauma; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for continued investment in North Andover’s community support coordinators, in order to respond to the increase in mental health, substance use disorder, and domestic violence escalations resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hampshire County to provide onsite mental health services to children and teens who have experienced trauma due to abuse; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Project R.I.G.H.T., Inc.'s substance use disorder and trauma prevention initiative in the Grove Hall area of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Springfield Pharmacy, LLC in the city of Springfield to conduct free rapid COVID-19 testing; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack Valley Public Safety Youth Center operated by Lawrence Family Development, Inc. in the city of Lawrence to further their programs to provide programming for at-risk youth and gun violence prevention; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended to the town of Norwood to offset the rise in transportation expenses after the closure of Norwood Hospital due to a historic climate hazard occurring during the pandemic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Walpole for improvements to the satellite emergency medical services facility opened in response to the pandemic and the closure of Norwood Hospital due to a historic climate hazard occurring during the pandemic; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for a hospital-based, comprehensive Child Protection Program at UMass Memorial Medical Center providing 24/7 pediatric abusive injury care, including: (i) medical evaluation and diagnosis services in cases of pediatric sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect; (ii) timely health care evaluations and examinations for children entering foster care; and (iii) training of medical, educational and social service professions regarding physical and mental health issues for victims of abuse; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the town of Westford for the purchase of personal protection equipment, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, air filters and other costs associated with the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 in the town of Westford; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for coordination teams for triage treatment and service supports; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for post treatment supportive housing within the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Boston Public Health Commission for the purpose of expanding grassroots outreach, mobile vaccination and booster vaccinations by the Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition, in communities disproportionately impacted by 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Boston Black News Inc for public information access, including culturally competent public health and service announcements for communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation, staffing and administrative expenses of the commission to reduce racial inequities in maternal health established by chapter 348 of the acts of 2020; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to GreenRoots, Inc. in the city of Chelsea; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws........................................................................ $10,143,000

5011-0101.. For the administration of mental health programs and special projects; provided, that not less than $115,000 shall be expended for the Mental Health Association to meet the mental health needs of children in the Hampden-Wilbraham regional school district and for the implementation of a pilot program to address the implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus on children’s mental health, which may serve as a statewide pilot; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to Jay's Hope and Promise, Co. of Hanson to assist individuals recovering from substance misuse; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Watertown to provide youth mental health first aid training; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Community Impact of Milford to maintain a regional substance abuse outreach, intervention, recovery and outpatient program in the greater Milford area; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention to expand children’s access to pandemic-related mental and emotional health services in K-12 schools in Boston, gateway cities and districts across Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to Greater Lynn Senior Services, Inc. for its elder mobile mental health program; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Norwood public health department for a Mental Health Training Awareness (MHAT) services; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. to provide bilingual and culturally informed mental health services by hiring social workers and community health workers; provided further that $500,000 shall be expended to the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health to increase staffing and provide access to technology applications that deliver mental health services to individuals affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to Group Peer Support for a partnership with the Betsy Lehman center for patient safety and medical error reduction to build an infrastructure of mental health resources and support for essential healthcare workers through online, trauma-informed, group mental health care; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the hiring of a mental health counselor at the Barnstable police department; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the  hiring of a mental health counselor at the Yarmouth police department; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Fairwinds-Nantucket’s Counseling Center, Inc. for expansion of mental health services to underserved residents; provided further, that not less than $205,000 shall be expended for Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. to provide short-term crisis and treatment planning for those on the waitlist for high-level care and to partner with various community resources to identify and provide case management to families in need of social services; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available to a public academic health sciences center or an academic medical center to develop or contract for asynchronous technological solutions to provide behavioral and mental health screenings and services for unmet populations, including, but not limited to, facilitating the treatment of post-traumatic stress in medical personnel related to health care work during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that, not later than January 10, 2022, said funding shall be made available as a grant from the department of public health; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Wenham for the development of community-based mental health and substance abuse triage capacity in collaboration with at least 1 healthcare provider; provided further, that the town of Wenham may collaborate with neighboring communities; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopkinton for programs and trainings related to police officer mental health, wellness and suicide prevention; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.................................... $4,025,000

7002-1530.. For capital improvements, cultural and tourism related programs and special projects; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended to the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation, established in section 2 of chapter 92B of the General Laws, for a solar array at the Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo;  provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for relocating the World War I Memorial Arch in the town of Whitman; provided further, that not less than $250,000 be expended to the town of Belmont for planning, conducting a feasibility study and designing a new skating rink; provided further, that not less than $250,000 be expended to the town of Belmont for design, development and construction of a new library; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be made available to the Brookline Chamber of Commerce to update and expand the Discover Brookline website to spotlight local businesses, attractions and town resources; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be made available to Fitchburg State University for the purpose of renovating the historic theater block; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for a 3-year arts and culture capacity-building grant program to award mini-grants to artists for professional development, training and education for the purpose of promoting regional arts and artists and developing a robust support network of skills training and other support services to draw, support and promote the arts and artists on Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be made available for the Hudson Cultural Alliance, Inc. for the planning, construction, renovation, property management and maintenance work at the Hudson Armory located at the intersection of Park street and Washington street in the town of Hudson; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be made available for the town of Maynard for the benefit of ArtSpace Maynard; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to regional youth baseball in the town of Mansfield to make improvements to 7 baseball field bleachers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the John Boyle O’Reilly Club of Springfield, Inc. in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Hispanic American Library in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Cultural Partnership Incorporated to cover operating costs and the costs associated with the Trust Transfer Project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Common Wealth Mural Collaborative, Inc. to support a matching grant program for the creation of murals by small businesses and community organizations located in the cities of Springfield, West Springfield and Chicopee; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Puerto Rican Parade, Inc.; provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be provided to the Buckland Historical Society for the restoration of the 1798 English Barn on the 1775 Wilder Homestead; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the partial installation of a fire suppression system and associated electrical and plumbing upgrades at United First Parish Church, a national historic landmark located in the city of Quincy and the final resting place of 2 United States Presidents and First Ladies; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc. for capital improvements at Western Avenue Studios located at 122 Western avenue in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $1,320,000 shall be expended for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Inc. for infrastructure and equipment investments to support accessible performing arts productions; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Inc. for the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative in the city of Lowell; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Groton for a public access walkway to the Groton Hills Music Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Lupa Zoo in the town of Ludlow to provide Americans with Disabilities Act and handicapped accessibility improvements; provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Science Museum in the city of Springfield to support research on literacy acquisition and the science of reading conducted by area professors in the boyhood home of Dr. Seuss; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Community Music School of Springfield, Inc. in the city of Springfield to support the Heritage Music Institute program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Greater Boston Stage Company in the town of Stoneham for COVID-19 safety upgrades and other capital improvements; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended to the town of Wakefield for accessibility upgrades at the Albion Cultural Exchange; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to Discover Central Massachusetts for tourism and event marketing and promotion; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the operation of the programs of Riverside Theatre Works, Inc. in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended for promoting business and economic development for Dedham Square Circle, Ltd. in the town of Dedham; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company A Reenactors and Historical Society based in the Readville section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Irish Social Club of West Roxbury, Inc. in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Incorporated for the maintenance and care of historic naval vessels; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the operation of the programs of the Menino Arts Center in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for renovations to the bathrooms in the Flint memorial library in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less $5,000 shall be expended to the town of Southwick to finish the cleaning, additions and updated engravings of its War Monument; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum in the city of Easthampton; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Billerica for the renovation of the town hall auditorium; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended to the town of Billerica for historic preservation enhancements for the Howe School renovation project; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the restoration and repair of the Henry Warren Barn at the Warren Conference Center; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Essex County Community Foundation Incorporated to distribute grants, and for the costs associated with grant distribution, to Ateneo Dominicana Cultural Del Merrimack Valley, Semana Hispana de Lawrence and Instituto Cultural de Puerto Rico, Inc. to recoup lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 and for efforts to maintain and promote Hispanic culture in the Merrimack Valley................................................ $13,585,000

7002-2023.. For the administration of small business programs and special projects; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Boston Little Saigon, Inc. for business supports and marketing in the Vietnamese cultural district in the city of Boston;  provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the North Central Massachusetts Chamber Foundation, Inc. to hire a business and education liaison to facilitate business and education partnerships; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Amplify POC Cape Cod Inc. for technical assistance for the promotion of minority-owned small businesses on Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to The Neighborhood Developers, Inc. in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce to support small businesses; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended toward consulting services to design permanent outdoor dining facilities in the central business district in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the historic E.N. Jenckes Store in the town of Douglas; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Partners for Community, Inc. for programs to assist and advise in the development and support of Latino businesses in the city of Chicopee in collaboration with local chambers of commerce through its Latino chamber program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Lowell for the Vacant Storefront Program to rehabilitate vacant and underutilized spaces in the city’s downtown area ; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be made available for Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation, Inc. for the purpose of supporting small businesses; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be made available for the town of Pembroke to make improvements to the community center business district ; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to provide additional supports to small businesses in the form of grants; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended to the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for small businesses assistance, development and promotion to facilitate recovery from the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Latino Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in the city of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the West of the River Chamber of Commerce, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the city of Easthampton for the Blueprint Easthampton initiative to support small businesses and entrepreneurs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Partnership, Inc. for operating expenses related to inclusive economic development in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopkinton to provide economic recovery support to local businesses, including through grants to businesses to assist with reopening, expanding outdoor dining options and developing more downtown grocery options; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... $1,360,000

7003-0102.. For workforce development initiatives, including, but not limited to, educational programming, capital supports, training programs, and special projects; provided further, that not less than $510,000 shall be expended for One Family, Inc. for a pilot project to assist residents in the Brockton area in recovering from the economic impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic through the development of individualized educational and vocational plans and the utilization of career coaching in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to The People’s Academy, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to STRIVE Boston, a job readiness program to be coordinated by the Justice Resource Institute, Inc. for job training and placement services for communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be provided to Massachusetts Bay Community College in the town of Wellesley to establish the Charles River Workforce Development Initiative to address workforce gaps in professions requiring computer application, information technology and cybersecurity by providing training, certification, career services and other supports to individuals affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, career changers, unemployed individuals and young adults seeking a career path; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for Cape Cod Young Professionals, LLC for civic engagement and workforce development initiatives; provided further, that not less than $975,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the Teamsters Local 25 Driver Training Program for the purpose of accelerating a commercial truck driver training program; provided further, that not more than 30 per cent of these funds expended to Teamsters Local 25 pursuant to this item may be expended for upgrades to training equipment; provided further, that the funds expended to Teamsters Local 25 pursuant to this item shall be subject to a 100 per cent matching requirement; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the New North Citizens Council, Inc., in the city of Springfield to support their youth workforce development programs and COVID-19 housing stabilization programs; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. in the city of Malden for accessibility upgrades and other capital improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Holyoke Community College for workforce development programs; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopkinton to provide economic recovery support to members of the community, including through job training programs with a focus on populations, including immigrant populations, that have been disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.................................... $2,530,000

7004-9318.. For the administration of local housing programs and special projects; provided, that not less than $100,000 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 shall be expended for the city of Lowell to support the development of housing opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to assist the Wellesley housing authority to provide electrical upgrades and other necessary maintenance to properties that serve low-income residents; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Hubbardston elderly housing for an elevator; provided further, that not less than $57,000 shall be expended to the Watertown housing authority to conduct a feasibility study of the redevelopment of Willow Park, a family public housing development in the city of Watertown; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the Springfield housing authority for improvements including, but not limited to, window repairs and security system updates; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Blackstone housing authority for updates to apartments with handicap accessibility entrances and walkways; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc for homelessness prevention efforts and funding to house homeless women; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Prevention Council, Inc. and the Community Development Partnership to support the unique regional housing and year-round resident needs on the Lower and Outer Cape; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Development Corporation to design and develop permanent housing solutions for people experiencing long-term homelessness; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for Health Imperatives, Inc. and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. for the Housing and Supportive Services for survivors of trafficking program; provided further, that that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Fitchburg for the establishment of a homelessness intervention coordinator to assist in providing long-term housing placements for individuals in need; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to North Bristol County Assistance Collaborative for the continued production of an innovative crisis shelter to permanent supportive housing facility for chronically homeless individuals, addressing the public health emergency of homelessness, exacerbated by 2019 novel coronavirus, due to densely populated congregate shelters and growing encampments of unsheltered individuals; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Springfield housing authority for the purpose of upgrading security camera systems at Duggan Park Apartments, Moxon and Robinson Gardens in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire Housing Development Corporation for the final renovation costs for the Fenn Street Homeless Shelter to reduce overcrowding and improve safety of unhoused individuals; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for a financial assistance program to benefit the city of Everett residents who are first time home buyers; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Westmass Area Development Corporation for redevelopment and expansion of properties for continued predeveloped expenses associated with additional growth opportunities of affordable housing at the Ludlow Mills; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Clear Path for Veterans New England, Inc. to purchase and rehabilitate transitional housing for elderly veterans that serves as a gateway to permanent housing; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Acushnet public housing authority to complete electrical, Americans with Disabilities Act and other safety improvements at the Presidential Terrace housing facility; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Inc. for the outreach and operation of the organization's non-religious “Confronting Housing Discrimination” curriculum; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Winthrop for the design and engineering of a new combined public health and public safety facility; provided further, that not less than $1,250,000 shall be expended for capital improvements to state-aided public housing in the town of Needham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Wilmington to support the redesign and repaving of the Deming Way senior housing parking access and sidewalks to increase handicap-accessibility and for repairs and upgrades to the state and federally funded municipal housing; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc. for a new permanent housing program serving homeless former offenders and their families in Worcester county; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Wilmington to support the expansion of sidewalks and associated stormwater runoff infrastructure in the Andover street area; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Arlington housing authority for the Arlington housing domestic violence initiative; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire regional planning commission, Berkshire Housing Development Corporation and 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance Inc. for the purpose of advancing housing development in Berkshire county; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Main South Community Development Corporation in the city of Worcester for the purpose of establishing 7 commercial rental units with lease-to-own agreements executed with move-in tenants; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Somerville to fund affordable units as part of the Clarendon Hill affordable housing redevelopment project to address cost increases due to the economic impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Carver for the construction of additional affordable housing units; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching-grant program for Construct, Inc. in Great Barrington to assist first-time homebuyers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Norwood housing authority for Nahatan Village for the replacement of sewer lines; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Homes Project pilot program in the city of Springfield for the building of new houses and rehabilitation of existing houses to increase home ownership among minority communities; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Brightwood Development Corporation for purpose of funding pre-development and preliminary design costs for senior housing at the former Brightwood elementary school; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the town of Belmont for the improvement of accessibility at Waverley Oaks; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Belmont for the predevelopment costs for Sherman Gardens apartments; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Friendly House, Inc. for transitional housing services in Worcester county; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the East End House in Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to purchase 1 generator for the department of public works and 1 generator for the senior center in Westminster for use in an emergency shelter in the event of a power outage to prevent any gaps in services to the community; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc. in Somerville; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Compass Working Capital, Inc. for the family self-sufficiency program within the Boston housing authority for Commonwealth residents that have been impacted by novel coronavirus 2019; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the East Boston Community Development Corporation, for the acquisition of residential units to be maintained as affordable housing; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Braintree for a feasibility study to increase affordable housing stock for seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Winchester’s affordable housing trust fund; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Sudbury housing trust in the town of Sudbury for mortgage subsidies; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Boston Home, Inc. rehabilitation facility in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston for upgrades related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and the high acute care population suffering from advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological disorders; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the installation of a generator at Mattapoisett Senior Housing in Mattapoisett; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Beacon Communities Housing in Springfield to develop a healthy play space; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for W.A.T.C.H., Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the town of Clinton to install, in consultation with the Clinton Housing Authority, a water main necessary for the installation of a sprinkler system at properties managed by the authority; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Craig's Doors-A Home Association, Inc. to support emergency, non-congregate shelter and meet re-housing needs for people experiencing homelessness in the Amherst-Northampton area; provided further, that not less than $128,500 shall be expended for Independent Housing Solutions Incorporated to support permanent supportive housing in the city of Northampton for chronically homeless individuals; provided further, that not less than $221,500 shall be expended for Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority for maintenance, repairs, renovations and improvements to properties in Franklin county and the North Quabbin region; provided further, that not less than $370,000 shall be expended for Rural Development Inc. for operating costs and expenses incurred from the development of affordable housing in Franklin county and the North Quabbin region; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the Wellesley Housing Authority for stair replacement at 50 Waldo court in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Housing Assistance Corporation for a 2-year rental subsidy and financial coaching pilot for employees of early education providers and employees of providers of services to developmentally disabled individuals for the purposes of stabilizing housing and advancing economic mobility; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be made available to and expended by the Housing Assistance Corporation to administer a 2-year accessory dwelling unit build-out incentive program to encourage the development of year-round rental accessory dwelling units on existing properties; provided further, that the Housing Assistance Corporation shall provide technical assistance to homeowners and contractors; provided further, that incentive program payments may be structured as forgivable no-interest loans; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be made available to and expended by the Housing Assistance Corporation to convene a Cape Cod and Islands housing advocacy coalition, in coordination with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc., the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Cod Canal Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, Inc., the Cape and Islands Workforce Board, the Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors, Inc., the Falmouth Housing Trust, the Community Development Partnership, the Homeless Prevention Council, Inc., the Island Housing Trust Corporation and Housing Nantucket to develop a regional education, advocacy and marketing effort to advance housing production in the counties of Barnstable, Dukes County and Nantucket ; provided further, that the coalition shall publish an annual report of its activities on the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be made available to and expended by the Cape Cod Commission to identify properties in the country of Barnstable for potential housing development; provided further, that the commission shall consult and partner with municipalities in the county of Barnstable ; provided further, that the commission shall establish a process for compiling and disseminating requests for proposals for the development of identified properties; provided further, that the commission shall publish and maintain an index of request for proposals on its website; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended to the town of Merrimac for the purchase of a generator for its emergency shelter; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc. to support the residents of the Devenscrest housing development in the town of Ayer for the purposes of maintaining the long-term affordability of the Devenscrest housing development and prevent housing instability and displacement; provided further, that not more than 7 per cent of the funding shall be retained by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc. for the administrative costs associated with administering the funds; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for signal and sewer infrastructure to support up to 250 affordable housing units through the Foxborough Housing Authority in the town of Foxborough; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. for affordable housing investments and redevelopment purposes in the downtown area of the city of Chicopee; provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be provided to Louison House, Inc. for the operation of an emergency homeless shelter in northern Berkshire County; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Somerville Community Land Trust, Inc., in the city of Somerville; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be made available for the town of Abington Housing Authority to make improvements including, but not limited to, kitchen and bath upgrades; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be made available for the town of Braintree Housing Authority to make improvements including, but not limited to, plumbing, kitchen and bath upgrades; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be made available for the town of Holbrook Housing Authority to make fire-safety improvements including, but not limited to, emergency access and additional means of egress from buildings on the property; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be made available for the town of Rockland Housing Authority to make improvements including, but not limited to, doors, windows, security, accessibility, fencing and electrical upgrades; provided further, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended on grants to certified sober homes for fire sprinklers installed in accordance with the state building code; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be made available to Housing Assistance Corporation for 2 housing projects in the towns of Orleans and Bourne that are ready or substantially ready for construction and that together will provide 56 affordable housing units for needy families; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Cohasset for a zoning study of the Cohasset Village for economic growth and housing creation; provided, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to the town of Franklin for the development of affordable and accessible senior housing; provided further, that not less than $22,000 shall be expended to the Easton housing authority to make facilities upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electrical systems; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Essex County Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing options to residents of the county of Essex; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Natick Housing Authority to provide upgrades at housing facilities, including improvements related to kitchens, generators emergency management, and accessibility; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Arlington for the acquisition of affordable housing units; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Lexington for a feasibility and initial design study for the construction of affordable housing units in the town center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the production of affordable, rental supportive senior housing in the city known as the town of Franklin; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.......... $22,179,000

7010-0013.. For educational programming, support and special projects; provided, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the extraordinary and unreimbursed 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic-related expenditures incurred by the New England Center for Children; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the city of Melrose for accessibility and safety improvements for the 2 elevators at the Melrose high school; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Leominster public schools to conduct a feasibility study for an early childhood education center; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the construction of a health clinic at the Framingham public schools welcome center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for North Attleborough school department to purchase equipment to facilitate the startup of a robotics program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Watuppa Rowing Center for ADA compliance improvements and additional programming equipment for instruction and access to underserved high school and adult populations; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the city of Pittsfield for a master plan study of the Pittsfield public schools; provided further, than not less than $5,000 shall be expended for Girls Inc. of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the special commission on the long-term fiscal health of rural school districts facing declining enrollment, established by section 22 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2019, for costs, including, but not limited to, staffing and administrative expenses; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Making Opportunity Count (MOC) for the completion of the Youth Innovation Center, which will allow students access to a creative space and critical resources in a disproportionately affected neighborhood; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Natick public schools for after-school tutoring support and mental health services; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for Cradles to Crayons to support children’s clothing security relief; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for materials for career and technical training within the career and technical education programs at Weymouth high school; provided further, than not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the replacement of the turf field carpet at the Arthur Kenney field in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for town of Upton to replace and upgrade heating and ventilation units within municipal buildings; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for town of Northbridge for public safety broadband infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for town of Grafton to replace and upgrade the heating and ventilation units within the Grafton public schools; provided further, than not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Haverhill public schools to purchase an electric school bus; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for The Possible Project to support children at risk through job training, entrepreneurship programs and community supports; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Teen Torch program at Yes We Care; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the East Boston Social Centers, Inc., to provide child care services, improving teacher pay and benefits and making financial aid scholarships available to families; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Amherst regional public schools for mental health services for students; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for All Dorchester Sports League for job training, core skills development, after school programming, youth activities and other relevant activities; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Museum of Science, Boston to hire and retain science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators to help residents access STEM education at the museum and virtually through MOS at School; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club for facility upgrades and soil erosion mitigation measures; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts for funding related to youth mentorship programming in underserved cities to combat the negative effects of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic on youth in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Chicopee Boys & Girls Club to provide mental health services; provided further, that not less than $33,000 shall be expended for Chicopee Comprehensive high school to purchase a water jet cutter machine for their career and technical education metal fabrication program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Charles H. McCann regional vocational and technical high school for a workforce training program; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Chicopee high school to purchase equipment to implement a cosmetology program for students; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the youth development organization  in the city of Lawrence; provided that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for Lexington public schools for electric school buses and charging infrastructure; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Carlisle parent-teacher organization for the design and construction of the Carlisle Castle Playground Project; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for Schools on Wheels to provide children impacted by homelessness with academic, social and emotional growth in the town of East Bridgewater; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements to the soccer field located at the Hanson middle school in the town of Hanson; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Boston Plan for Excellence to support a diverse teaching workforce through the Boston Teacher Residency program and to advance the mission that all graduates earn a family-sustaining wage 6 years after high school; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Cabral Center for Leadership & Innovation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to The Base, Inc. to provide athletic and academic programming for students in the city of Boston disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to No Books, No Ball Basketball Program, a non-profit corporation for after school and summer programming for students disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, Inc. for after school and summer programming for students disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for summer and after school programming for students disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston for the operation of the Hon. John R. Lewis Civic Leadership Academy for summer and after school programming for students disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the South Boston Leadership Initiative, Inc. for programming in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to the Carroll Center for the Blind, Inc. for technology-related capital expenditures; provided further, that $41,000 shall be expended to JCC Greater Boston for capital improvements at Camp Grossman; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available to and expended by the department of elementary and secondary education for the development of an educational course and for the implementation of a statewide system for training, assessing and determining the qualifications of bilingual individuals to serve as interpreters in school settings pursuant to the recommendations of the task force to study and develop recommendations on the training and certification of language interpreters in educational settings established in section 81 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2018; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Crystal Garden Children’s Learning Center of Hyannis, Inc. for capital improvement, maintenance and expansion; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to La Comunidad, Inc. in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Everett LGBTQ+ Youth Space and Resource Center in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the music program for the Everett High School band in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Inc. in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to Methuen high school for the Students Against Destructive Decisions program; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be granted to the Leadership and Literacy Foundation, Inc. toward facilities, programming and staff at the Methuen Youth and Community Center; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to Top Notch Scholars Inc., in partnership with Methuen Public Schools, the city of Methuen and the Methuen Youth and Community Center, for the expansion of services in the city of Methuen, including the hiring of staff, youth development, programming and leadership development; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. to expand access to The School Mental Health Leadership Institute, designed to assist school districts in developing capacity and building a comprehensive school mental health system; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Sharon Cooperative Learning Community for improvements, upgrades and enhancements to the Sharon Cooperative School and Cooperative Nature School at the Trustees Moose Hill Farm in the town of Sharon; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Day Nursery Corporation in the city of Springfield for capital expenses associated with the construction of a new facility to expand access to early education, center-based care and family services to low-income children and families in western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Young Women’s Christian Association of Malden for energy efficiency upgrades and other capital improvements to Wilcox Hall in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield for accessibility upgrades and performing arts spaces at its teen center in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for enhancements to the McPherson Teen Center campus in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Northbridge for public health and safety improvements within the Northbridge public schools; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Island, Inc. for the Child Care Network program to provide family childcare network coordination; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Parkway Little League Baseball in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston for infrastructure and operating costs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Hyde Park Community Center located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for promoting educational, recreational and civic interests for the Dedham Community Association, Inc. located in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Center for Collaborative Education, Inc. in the town of Dedham for programs and outreach; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Boston Centers for Youth & Families Roche Family Community Center in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston for youth, teen and adult programs; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be provided for a Youth Community Center in the town of Georgetown; provided further that $100,000 be expended to the town of Easton for additional tutoring services for students of the Easton public schools; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to School on Wheels of Massachusetts, Inc. for the educational needs of homeless youth; provided further, that not less $50,000 shall be expended to Westfield State University for new equipment at the Dr. Nettie Stevens Science and Innovation Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Beyond Soccer, Inc. to support the recreational, social and health benefits that the program offers to low-income youth in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $40,000 be expended to the Greater Lawrence Technical School to establish a Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure preparatory program with an English to Speakers of other Languages component with the aim of diversifying the teacher workforce in the Merrimack Valley; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the public school systems in the town of Burlington and the city of Woburn to develop a pilot program, in partnership with local primary care practices, to deliver primary care health services to low-income children enrolled in public schools in the town of Burlington and the city of Woburn; provided further, that such pilot program shall include the delivery of primary care services while a child is in school; provided further, that the public school systems in the town of Burlington and the city of Woburn shall provide an annual report to the department of elementary and secondary education, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing that details the status of the pilot program which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of money spent; (ii) the number of children served; (iii) the types of services provided; (iv) the barriers for children to receive such services; and (v) any recommendations for sustaining such a program beyond the pilot program time period; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws...................................................... $12,269,000

7010-0015   For capital expenditures and education special projects; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Leominster public schools to upgrade the 2 heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at Bennett elementary schools; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Leominster public schools to upgrade the water filtration systems throughout the district; provided further, that not less than $210,000 shall be expended for heating, ventilation and air conditioning system upgrades in Silver Lake regional high school; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Gill for improvements to the Gill elementary school; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Quaboag regional high school athletic complex; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for upgrades to an outdoor patio area for classes to be held at the Millville elementary school in the town of Millville; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades for the town of Shrewsbury public schools; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Lowell public schools to upgrade the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at Morey elementary school; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades to schools and public buildings in the town of Hopkinton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades to public buildings in the town of Southborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Brookline teen center for programming space expansions and ventilation, heating and cooling improvements; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Westport community schools for the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Macomber school; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Camp Avoda located in the town of Middleborough for capital improvements and water system upgrades; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Haverhill public schools for capital and safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of West Springfield for heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades and the expansion of memorial school; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a modular classroom pod and installation at the Hancock elementary school in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a modular classroom pod and installation at the Kennedy elementary school in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for information technology improvements for the town of Holbrook; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology improvements for the Braintree public school system; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Chicopee comprehensive high school to construct a new maintenance facility to allow for the expansion of heating, ventilation and air conditioning and plumbing career and technical education programming; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the Chicopee Boys & Girls Club; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Leominster public school district to purchase portable classrooms for all elementary schools in the district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Lunenburg primary school for hazardous materials abatement; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system at Walpole High School in the town of Walpole to improve air circulation and adhere to the spacing guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for elevator upgrades at the Maple Street school building in the town of Spencer; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for security upgrades within the Grafton public schools; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended to the town of Leicester for boiler replacement or repairs within the Leicester public schools; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School for the purchase of a utility vehicle to support facility and field maintenance; provided further, that not less than $115,000 shall be expended for the public schools of the town of Sandwich for the purpose of infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to the town of Milton for improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in the Milton public schools; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with the provisions of section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws...............................$4,710,000

SECTION 3.  Section 35FF of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 73, the words “section 45 of chapter 75” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 12 of chapter 40G.

SECTION 4.  Said chapter 10 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 35RRR, added by section 1 of chapter 33 of the acts of 2021, the following section:-
Section 35SSS.  (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund known as the Broadband Innovation Fund to be administered by the secretary of housing and economic development. 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 gifts, grants and donations. Any unexpended balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point. Any fiscal year-end balance in the fund that is subject to appropriation shall not be subject to section 5C of chapter 29.
(b)  The secretary shall make expenditures from the fund for the purposes of:
(i)  closing the digital divide by facilitating equitable broadband service adoption in unserved and underserved communities;
(ii)  expanding digital literacy for residents experiencing economic hardship including, but not limited to, persons eligible for the temporary assistance for needy families program, the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program, the federal communications commission’s emergency broadband benefit program, the federal communications commission’s lifeline program, and those whose household includes a child who is eligible for free or reduced price lunch; provided, however, that priority shall be given to programming for existing regional partners, public housing authorities and public libraries; and
(iii)  empowering communities to use digital tools through the provision of devices, connectivity and training to low-income populations.

SECTION 5.  Subsection (l) of section 8 of chapter 15D of the General Laws, as appearing in section 4 of chapter 29 of the acts of 2021, is hereby amended by striking out the words “fingerprint background check service fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- actual costs for the processing and administration of the fingerprint background check.

SECTION 6.  Section 5 of chapter 21E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
(m)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the commonwealth shall not be liable under this chapter for response actions taken or arranged by the department to implement or enforce the commonwealth’s rights or responsibilities pursuant to this chapter.

SECTION 7.  Section 10B of chapter 23A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 17 and 18, the words “executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- president of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation.

SECTION 8.  Section 56 of said chapter 23A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 37, the words “chapter 75” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 12 of said chapter 40G.

SECTION 9.  Section 27 of chapter 23G of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 73, the words “45 of chapter 75” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 12 of chapter 40G.

SECTION 10.  The first paragraph of subsection (a) of section 28 of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence.

SECTION 11.  Section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 106 and 107, the words “45 of chapter 75” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 12 of chapter 40G.

SECTION 12.  Section 12 of said chapter 23I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 10 and 11, the words “executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center and” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- president of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation or the president’s designee.

SECTION 13.  Chapter 23J of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 9 the following section:-
Section 9A.  There shall be established and placed within the center a fund to be known as the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Industry Investment Fund to be held by the center separate and apart from its other funds. The fund shall be credited with any appropriations, bond proceeds or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited thereto. All available monies in the fund that are unexpended at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year.

SECTION 14.  Section 64 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The state treasurer, on behalf of the commonwealth’s deferred compensation program, may adopt annual budgets and supplemental budgets as necessary. The budgets may include salaries for treasury employees working on or administering the commonwealth’s deferred compensation program; provided, however, that the budgets may be funded from the administrative expense account of the commonwealth’s deferred compensation program. Any such treasury employee whose compensation is sourced from the commonwealth’s deferred compensation program shall be an “employee” as defined in section 1 of chapter 32 and shall be a member of the state employees’ retirement system.

SECTION 15.  Section 6A of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 20 to 41, inclusive, the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Such evaluation system shall include, but not be limited to, the following general provisions:
(1)  All performance evaluations may be in writing or a printable electronic format and shall be maintained as part of the employee’s records by the employee’s appointing authority until the employee leaves civil service employment or as otherwise prescribed by the administrator.
(2)  Prior to each evaluation period, the immediate supervisor shall inform the employee of the general performance dimensions and the procedures to be utilized in evaluating the employee’s performance; provided, however, that the supervisor shall also inform the employee that the evaluation may be utilized by the department or the appointing authority in future personnel determinations.
(3)  After the evaluation has been conducted, the immediate supervisor shall confer with the employee concerning the evaluation; provided, however, that upon completion of the employee’s review of an evaluation, the employee shall acknowledge receipt of the evaluation and indicate whether the employee agrees or disagrees with the evaluation; and provided further, that upon request, the employee or, with the employee’s consent, the employee’s collective bargaining agent, may be provided with a copy of the evaluation.

SECTION 16.  Section 67A of chapter 33 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “action”, in line 5, the following words:- or who died as a result of a training accident in the line of duty.

SECTION 17.  Section 1 of chapter 40G of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Board” the following definition:-
“Center” or “MTTC”, the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center established in section 12.

SECTION 18.  Said chapter 40G is hereby further amended by inserting after section 4B the following section:-
Section 4C.  The center shall administer the Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund established in section 45B of chapter 75.

SECTION 19.  Said chapter 40G is hereby further amended by adding the following section:-
Section 12.  (a) There shall be within the corporation, and subject to the board’s oversight and control, a Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center to facilitate the transfer of technology from the commonwealth’s research institutions to the commonwealth’s industries, for productive use by such industries. The center shall provide advice and assistance to public and private research institutions on strategies for technology transfer including, but not limited to, advice and assistance in the following areas: (i) assessing the viability and value of developing technologies; (ii) defining and exploiting potential markets for such technologies; (iii) commercialization strategies; (iv) intellectual property issues, including licensing strategies; and (v) business development. The center shall be governed by the board and subject to the board’s oversight and control. The president of the corporation may hire such staff as may be necessary to accomplish purposes of the center.
(b)  The corporation shall report annually to the Massachusetts office of business development on the number of technology transfer transactions or projects that have been consummated with the assistance of the center, the names and geographic locations of the recipient industries and the estimated number of new jobs created as a result of such transactions or projects.

SECTION 20.  Section 20 of chapter 44 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fifth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:-
Any premium received upon the sale of notes, less the cost of preparing, issuing and marketing the notes, and any accrued interest received upon the delivery of the notes, shall be applied to the first payment of interest on the note. Any premium received upon the sale of bonds, less the cost of preparing, issuing and marketing the bonds, and any accrued interest received upon the delivery of bonds shall be: (i) in the case of bonds sold by a city or town that have been excluded under section 21C of chapter 59, or bonds sold by a regional school district for which 1 or more member cities or towns have so excluded their share of the bond, applied by the treasurer to pay costs of the project being financed by the bonds and to reduce the amount authorized to be borrowed for the project by like amount; or (ii) in the case of any other bonds, applied by the treasurer to pay costs of the project being financed by the bonds and to reduce the amount authorized to be borrowed for the project by like amount; provided, however, that in the case of a bond under clause (ii), if any such premium or accrued interest is not so applied, any such premium or accrued interest shall be appropriated to pay costs of a project for which the city, town or district has authorized a borrowing or may authorize a borrowing. Notwithstanding this section, any premium and accrued interest received on account of an issue of bonds, less the cost of preparing, issuing and marketing the bonds, not in excess of $50,000 may be applied, with the approval of the chief executive officer in a city of town, for the payment of indebtedness.

SECTION 21.  Section 28A of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “notes”, in line 5, the following words:- , the provisions of section 21C relating to lease purchase financing agreements.

SECTION 22.  Section 31 of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “section”, in line 14, the following words:- for such an emergency.

SECTION 23.  Said section 31 of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 39 and 40, the words “judgments, awards or payments” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- judgments, which shall mean final awards or payments,.

SECTION 24.  Said section 31 of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 42, the word “council” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- counsel.

SECTION 25.  Said section 31 of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 49, the words “otherwise made provision therefor” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- made provision therefor by borrowing under section 7 or otherwise.

SECTION 26.  Section 63 of said chapter 44, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 11, the words “clause (3) of section seven” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 7 to purchase land, or interests in land, or to construct or enlarge buildings, including the cost of original equipment and furnishings of the buildings or enlargements.

SECTION 27.  Section 18 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 71, the words “an executor or administrator” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- a personal representative.

SECTION 28.  Said section 18 of said chapter 59, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 72 and 73, the words “executor or administrator” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- personal representative.

SECTION 29.  Section 2A of chapter 61A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the figure “25” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 25A.

SECTION 30.  Subsection (x) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as added by section 29 of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences:- With respect to a taxpayer who is a non-resident for part of the taxable year, the credit shall be further limited to the amount of allowable credit multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of days in the taxable year the person resided in the commonwealth and the denominator of which shall be the number of days in the taxable year. A person who is a nonresident for the entire taxable year shall not be allowed the credit.

SECTION 31.  The last sentence of said subsection (x) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so added, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “excess”, the second time it appears, the following words:- without interest.

SECTION 32.  Subsection (y) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so added, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences:- With respect to a taxpayer who is a non-resident for part of the taxable year, the credit shall be further limited to the amount of allowable credit multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of days in the taxable year the person resided in the commonwealth and the denominator of which shall be the number of days in the taxable year. A person who is a non-resident for the entire taxable year shall not be allowed the credit.

SECTION 33.  The last sentence of said subsection (y) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so added, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “excess”, the second time it appears, the following words:- without interest.

SECTION 34.  Chapter 62C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 16B and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 16B.  Notwithstanding the due date of the return as set forth in section 16 or the payment date as set forth in section 32 or any other general or special law to the contrary, a payment of tax shall be made in advance of the filing of the return required under subsection (g) or (h) of said section 16 not later than the twenty-fifth day of the last month of the filing period; provided, however, that such payment shall include: (i) the tax collected for any taxable sale made during the days in the filing period occurring on or before the twenty-first day of the last month of the filing period; or (ii) not less than 80 per cent of the tax collected on the gross receipts from taxable sales during the immediately preceding filing period; provided further, that this section shall not apply to operators whose cumulative room occupancy excise liability in the immediately preceding calendar year with respect to returns filed under said subsection (g) of said section 16 is not more than $150,000; provided further, that this section shall not apply to vendors whose cumulative sales tax liability in the immediately preceding calendar year with respect to returns filed under said subsection (h) of said section 16 is not more than $150,000; provided further, that this section shall not apply to a materialman who files a return with the commissioner pursuant to said subsection (h) of said section 16; and provided further, that tax collected for any taxable sale made during the remaining days of the filing period for which tax was not previously remitted shall be remitted at the time the return for that filing period is required to be filed. A payment made under this section shall be credited against the actual tax liability due on the return required for the filing period.
A penalty of 5 per cent of the amount of an underpayment shall be imposed unless such underpayment is due to a reasonable cause; provided, however, that such penalty shall not be imposed if the payment made on or before the date prescribed in this section is not less than 70 per cent of the total tax collected during the filing period. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “underpayment” shall mean the excess of the amount of the payment required under this section over the amount, if any, paid on or before the date prescribed therefor.
The department of revenue shall promulgate regulations and issue guidance necessary to implement this section.

SECTION 35.  Chapter 75 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 45, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 45.  There shall be within the McCormack graduate school of policy and global studies at the University of Massachusetts, the Edward J. Collins, Jr. center for public management. The center shall analyze and study economic trends in the commonwealth and shall provide its analysis to elected officials. The center shall continuously research and inform elected officials on the following subject areas:
(1)  the effectiveness of the commonwealth’s economic development incentive programs including, but not limited to, tax credits, loan and matching grant programs;
(2)  job creation programs;
(3)  tax policy;
(4)  workforce training and development programs; and
(5)  the regional and national competitiveness of the state’s economy.
The center shall work with existing research entities within the University of Massachusetts system and other public agencies to prepare timely analysis of the economy of the commonwealth and other economic indicators.

SECTION 36.  Section 45A of said chapter 75 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 37.  Section 45B of said chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the words “section 45” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 12 of chapter 40G.

SECTION 38.  Section 7E of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “buses”, in line 3, the following words:- , emergency vehicles operated by the department of fire services.

SECTION 39.  Said section 7E of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “service”, in line 17, the following words:- or full-time employees or contract employees employed by or under contract with the department of fire services.

SECTION 40.  Chapter 92 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 34D, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 34D.  (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate, non-budgeted special revenue fund known as the Christian A. Herter Park Trust Fund, which shall be administered by the department of conservation and recreation. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended, without further appropriation, for the purposes of advancing recreational, educational and conservation interests including, but not limited to, the construction and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure improvements for Christian A. Herter Park within the Charles River Reservation; provided, however, that not less than 50 per cent of the funds shall be used for the Friends of Herter Park, Inc. The fund shall receive, hold and expend all fees generated by permits, licenses and all other agreements not currently being directed to the General Fund relating to the use of the Christian A. Herter Park land as authorized by the commission. The unexpended balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years and shall not revert to the General Fund. The department shall not make expenditures from this fund so as to cause the fund to be deficient.
(b)  Annually, not later than July 31, the department shall submit a report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing an accounting of all funds generated for the fund and all expenditures in the previous fiscal year.

SECTION 41.  Section 34E of said chapter 92, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(a)  There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate, non-budgeted special revenue fund known as the Leo M. Birmingham Parkway Trust Fund, which shall be administered by the department of conservation and recreation. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended, without further appropriation, for the purposes of advancing recreational, educational and conservation interests including, but not limited to, the maintenance of facilities and infrastructure improvements for the parcel of land known as the Leo M. Birmingham Parkway, consisting of 584,814 square feet, more or less, and more particularly described on the city of Boston assessor’s map as parcel identification number 2202762003. The fund shall receive, hold and expend any monies received, from public or private sources, as appropriations, gifts, grants, donations, fees generated by permits, licenses and all other agreements not currently being directed to the General Fund relating to the use of the Leo M. Birmingham Parkway as authorized by the commissioner of conservation and recreation in consultation with the Leo M. Birmingham Parkway advisory board established pursuant to subsection (c). The unexpended balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years and shall not revert to the General Fund. The department shall not make expenditures from this fund so as to cause the fund to be deficient. The books and records of the fund shall be subject to an audit by the state auditor, in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, as often as the state auditor determines is necessary.

SECTION 42.  Section 37 of chapter 130 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph.

SECTION 43.  Section 21 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 9, the words “or an” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- in any amount or any other.

SECTION 44.  Said section 21 of said chapter 218, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 43 and 44, the words “or an action by a city or town which shall not exceed $15,000” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- in any amount or any other action by a city or town which shall not exceed $15,000 or an action.

SECTION 45.  Section 77 of chapter 52 of the acts of 2016 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2021” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2026.

SECTION 46.  Section 2 of chapter 112 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “7002-0015” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7002-0016.

SECTION 47.  Section 2 of chapter 209 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2800-7031” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2800-7033.

SECTION 48.  Section 2C of said chapter 209 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2000-7061” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2000-7065.

SECTION 49.  Section 2A of chapter 228 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “6720-1351” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7002-1351.

SECTION 50.  Said section 2A of said chapter 228 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “7002-1501” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7002-1521.

SECTION 51.  Said section 2A of said chapter 228 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “7002-8006” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7002-8024.

SECTION 52.  Said section 2A of said chapter 228 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “7002-8007” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7002-8025.

SECTION 53.  Said section 2A of said chapter 228 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “7002-8019” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 7002-8026.

SECTION 54.  Section 2B of said chapter 228 is hereby amended by striking out the item number “0640-0302” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 0640-0304.

SECTION 55.  Said section 2B of said chapter 228 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number “7009-2005” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 7009-2007.

SECTION 56.  Chapter 142 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out section 95 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
SECTION 95.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, subject to availability of sufficient proceeds, the department of energy resources shall expend amounts from the RGGI Auction Trust Fund established in section 35II of chapter 10 of the General Laws to fund the green communities program established in section 10 of chapter 25A of the General Laws, electric vehicle incentive programs through June 30, 2022 and transportation sector electrification programs through June 30, 2022. The department of energy resources shall offer rebates of not less than $2,500 and not more than $5,000 for the purchase or lease of battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles for sale or lease with a retail price of not more than $50,000. All payments made from the fund before June 30, 2022 shall be prioritized so that the initial payments from the fund shall be made to the green communities, electric vehicle incentive and transportation electrification programs; provided, however, that not less than $27,000,000 shall be available for electric vehicle incentive programs per fiscal year. The department shall examine the programs including, but not limited to, the cost-effectiveness of the programs in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and report its findings to the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy not later than October 1, 2022. The department, with the approval of the secretary, may allocate funds sufficient to reimburse the commonwealth for the direct costs incurred in its administration of the RGGI program. Not later than October 1, 2022, the department shall itemize such reimbursements in a report to the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy.

SECTION 57.  Subsection (b) of section 103 of chapter 253 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the words “by the chief justice of the supreme judicial court” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- jointly by the governor and attorney general from a list of 3 individuals chosen by the civil rights and social justice section council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

SECTION 58.  Subsection (d) of section 108 of said chapter 253 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2021” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2022.

SECTION 59.  Section 2A of chapter 358 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “0640-0304” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 0640-0306.

SECTION 60.  Subsection (b) of section 93 of said chapter 358 is hereby amended by striking out the words “the chairs of the joint committee on community development and small business, who shall serve as co-chairs; 1 member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker; 1 member of the senate appointed by the senate president” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 2 members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair; the senate chair of the joint committee on community development and small businesses, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member of the senate appointed by the senate president.

SECTION 61.  Section 2 of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by inserting after item 1599-7106 the following item:-
1599-9817.. For a reserve to enhance, expand and strengthen Medicaid home and community-based services; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services, may transfer funds from this item to state agencies as defined under section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws................................................. $300,000,000
Home and Community-Based Services Federal Investment
Fund.................................... 100%
SECTION 62.  Item 2200-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended by the department for grants to support the development of regional drought management and drinking water supply resilience plans in Essex county” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with the metropolitan area planning district established in section 26 of chapter 40B of the General Laws to support the development of regional drought management and drinking supply resilience plans in the county of Essex.

SECTION 63.  Item 2511-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by striking out the words “December 31, 2021” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- March 31, 2022.

SECTION 64.  Item 4000-0300 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “disorder”, the fourth time it appears, the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the operation of the special legislative commission to study poverty in the commonwealth established in chapter 74 of the acts of 2021, for expenses including, but not limited to, costs related to personnel, research, public hearings and forums and document preparation.

SECTION 65.  Item 4003-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “adults”, the second time it appears, the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $12,000,000 shall be expended for the resettlement agencies in the commonwealth set forth herein that contract with the United States Department of State to resettle refugees and immigrants, to support the evacuees of the crisis in Afghanistan; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be allocated per Afghan arrival to each agency through the office for refugees and immigrants, not later than 30 days of the agreement each agency signs with a national voluntary agency to receive Afghan parolees in the commonwealth, of which not more than 75 per cent shall be spent on direct assistance for the individual, at the discretion of the agency, and 25 per cent shall be spent to support the infrastructure of the resettlement agencies; provided further, that each agency shall submit notice to the office for refugees and immigrants not later than 30 days of signing an agreement with a national voluntary agency, and prior to receiving funds; provided further, that not less than $4,500,000 of said funds shall be allocated to the resettlement agencies to assist humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan with obtaining a secure immigration status in the United States; provided further, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended to Immigrant Family Services Institute, Inc. to support Haitian nationals in the commonwealth, who arrived in the United States after the qualifying Temporary Protected Status date of July 29, 2021 and who have been authorized by the federal immigration authorities to enter the interior of the United States and are residing in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than 55 per cent of said funds shall be spent on direct assistance for the individual and not more than 25 per cent of said funds shall be spent on related administrative services; provided further, that not less than 20 per cent of said funds shall be allocated to assist with obtaining a secure immigration status in the United States.

SECTION 66.  Item 7010-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that funds in this item shall be available to explore the expansion of the METCO program and made available until December 21, 2022.

SECTION 67.  Item 8200-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a need-based scholarship pilot program to provide financial assistance to student officers who actively enroll in a full-time police academy conducted by the municipal police training committee; provided further, that scholarships shall be used to: (i) promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring of student officers; (ii) defray the upfront costs for qualified underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged individuals enrolled as student officers in a full-time police academy; and (iii) increase municipal police employment opportunities for underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged individuals; provided further, that the amount of any scholarship awarded under this item shall be $5,000 per eligible student officer; provided further, that funds in this item shall be used to directly fund or reimburse student officers enrolled in the full-time police academy; provided further, that scholarships shall be disbursed to eligible student officers under this item in a regionally equitable manner; provided further, that not later than April 15, 2022, the executive office of public safety and security shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security detailing the criteria established for creating the scholarships and providing financial assistance; and provided further, that not later than June 30 of each year, the executive office shall provide a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security detailing expenditures from this item and the status of the scholarship program including, but not limited to: (i) the number of scholarship applications; (ii) the number of successful scholarship applicants; and (iii) the criteria used to determine successful applications.

SECTION 68.  Subsection (c) of section 130 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by striking out the words “December 31, 2021” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- July 1, 2022.

SECTION 69.  Section 58 of chapter 29 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by striking out the words “or 2021” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , 2021 or 2022.

SECTION 70.  There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund known as the Home and Community-Based Services Federal Investment Fund. The fund shall be credited with an amount equal to the amount of federal financial participation received by the commonwealth pursuant to section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2, hereinafter “ARPA”. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended, subject to appropriation, to support: (i) the home and community-based services workforce; (ii) access to and promotion of home and community-based services and supports; and (iii) home and community-based services technology and infrastructure. Expenditures from the fund shall be governed by requirements established in ARPA and any guidance related to ARPA issued by the federal government. The fund shall not be subject to section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws.

SECTION 71.  (a) There shall be a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Hospital Relief Trust Fund to provide financial support to eligible hospitals and affiliated hospital health care providers to be administered by the secretary of health and human services. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended, without further appropriation, by the secretary of health and human services, as trustee, consistent with this section. The fund shall be credited with money from item 1599-2028 and public and private sources, including gifts, grants and donations, interest earned on such money, any other money authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund and any funds provided from other sources.
(b)  The secretary may incur expenses, and the comptroller may certify amounts for payment in anticipation of expected receipts; provided, however, that no expenditure shall be made from the fund which shall cause the fund to be deficient at the close of a fiscal year. Revenues deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the following fiscal year. 
(c)  The secretary shall direct payments from the fund to eligible hospitals and affiliated hospital health care providers; provided, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be dedicated to hospitals designated as high public payer hospitals by the center for health information and analysis. Eligible hospitals shall be: (i) an acute hospital licensed under section 51 of chapter 111 of the General Laws; (ii) a nonpublic hospital licensed under said section 51 of said chapter 111, but shall not be defined as an acute-care hospital under section 25B of said chapter 111; or (iii) a nonpublic hospital licensed as an inpatient facility under section 19 of chapter 19 of the General Laws and regulations promulgated thereunder, but shall not be categorized as a Class VII licensee under 104 CMR 27. Affiliated hospital health care providers as defined by the center for health information and analysis shall be eligible to receive payment.
(d)  All expenditures from the fund shall support hospitals and affiliated hospital health care providers to prevent, prepare for and respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The secretary shall award grants to hospitals and affiliated health care providers through an application process. An application for a grant submitted by a hospital or hospital health system shall include, but not be limited to: (i) healthcare-related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to COVID-19 for the hospital and affiliated health system providers; and (ii) amounts of funding used to support the hospital and affiliated health system providers that have served communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 related to the public health emergency. A recipient shall certify that it shall not use any grant payment received to reimburse expenses or losses that have been reimbursed from another source or that another source is obligated to reimburse.
(e)  To be eligible for a grant payment from the fund, a hospital or health system shall submit to the secretary of health and human services an application that includes a statement justifying the need for the grant payment for the hospital or affiliated health care providers. For any grant payment from the trust fund to an eligible hospital or affiliated health care providers for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to COVID-19, the hospital or health system may calculate lost revenues using definitions consistent with the federal Provider Relief Fund established by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Public Law 116-136, and as further defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Expenses shall include, but not be limited to: (i) building or construction of temporary structures; (ii) leasing of properties; (iii) medical supplies and equipment, including, but not limited to, personal protective equipment and testing supplies; (iv) workforce and trainings; (v) emergency operation centers; (vi) retrofitting facilities; and (vii) surge capacity. For funding to support additional expenses and financial circumstances for providers disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the hospital or health system shall state the specific purpose of such funding and shall include a detailed description of its intended use.
(f)  In reviewing grant applications, the secretary of health and human services shall consider lost revenues and increased expenses not reimbursed by the federal Provider Relief Fund in calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022. In determining payments to support hospitals and affiliated healthcare providers serving communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the secretary shall consider: (i) the financial health of the qualified hospital and affiliation of the particular provider to a health care delivery system; (ii) public payer mix; (iii) geographic need; and (iv) population need.
(g)  The executive office of health and human services shall promulgate rules or regulations necessary to carry out this section.
(h)  Not later than 30 days after payments are allocated to hospitals and affiliated healthcare providers under this section, the secretary of health and human services shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing detailing the allocation and recipient of each payment.

Governor returned the following section with recommendation of amendment, for message see House, No. 4288
SECTION 72.  (a) There shall be a Behavioral Health Trust Fund that shall be administered by the commissioner of public health, who shall expend the funds, subject to appropriation, for the purpose of addressing barriers to the delivery of an equitable, culturally-competent, affordable and clinically-appropriate continuum of behavioral health care and services. There shall be credited to the fund all amounts that are transferred, or authorized to be transferred thereto, or directed to be deposited therein, and all amounts received as gifts, grants or contributions for the purposes of the fund. Any money remaining in the fund at the close of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.
(b)(1)  There shall be a behavioral health advisory commission to make recommendations to the general court on the disbursement of the money in the fund. The commission shall consist of: the chairs of the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery, who shall serve as co-chairs; the chairs of the joint committee on racial equity, civil rights, and inclusion; 3 members appointed by the senate president who work in the behavioral health field, 1 of whom shall be a professional in the field of children’s mental health and 1 of whom shall be a professional in the field of behavioral health services in correctional settings; 3 members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives who work in the behavioral health field, 1 of whom shall be a professional in the field of children’s mental health and 1 of whom shall be a professional in the field of behavioral health services in correctional settings; 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; the secretary of health and human services; the president of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc. or a designee; the president of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Inc. or a designee; the president of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Inc. or a designee; and 2 members appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall have expertise in developing behavioral health workforce training education and 1 of whom shall have expertise in addressing disparities in access to mental and behavioral health care for populations disproportionately experiencing barriers to care. 
(2)  The commission shall identify and assess: (i) current behavioral health workforce challenges including, but not limited to: (A) existing workforce pipeline issues; (B) emerging workforce needs; (C) the feasibility of grant, scholarship and other pipeline development programs that mitigate the financial burden of entering and progressing up the behavioral health workforce pipeline to support workers pursuing tertiary degrees and for those who do not require advanced degrees including, but not limited to, mental health workers, sitters, nurses, social workers, psychologists, other masters’ level licensed behavioral health providers and psychiatrists; (D) programs to ensure retention of current behavioral health workforce; and (E) the availability of trauma-informed supports and services for behavioral health practitioners and related staff; (ii) factors that create or perpetuate disparities in mental and behavioral health care including but not limited to race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and barriers to access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals; (iii) economic barriers to treatment; (iv) access to early intervention services; (v) diversion for people with mental illness and substance use disorder from the criminal legal system; (vi) access to community-based services; (vii) the feasibility of increasing behavioral health competency of staff in both behavioral health settings and settings where there are frequent interactions with patients with behavioral health diagnoses through training to increase competency for sitters, mental health workers, emergency department personnel, medical-surgical staff that frequently interact with psychiatric boarders and other caregivers in de-escalation tactics, crisis management, rapid response, psychiatric diagnoses and other related topics; (viii) diversion from the juvenile justice system; (ix) treatment for people with mental illness or substance use disorder who are incarcerated or under supervision by the criminal justice system; (x) the feasibility of training programs to increase the behavioral health competency for workforce in nonhospital settings including, but not limited to, group homes and skilled nursing facilities, to allow patients to receive baseline behavioral health services where they are living; and (xi) any other factors the commission deems relevant for addressing barriers to the delivery of an equitable, culturally-competent, affordable and clinically-appropriate continuum of behavioral health care and services. Based on the commission’s findings, the commission shall make recommendations for the disbursement of money in the fund. The commission’s recommendations shall prioritize the needs of communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and comply with rules and guidance pertaining to eligible uses of coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, 42 U.S.C. 802(c). 
(3)  The commission shall submit its findings and recommendations to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2022.
(c)  Annually, not later than October 1, the commissioner shall file a report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the fund’s activities, which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the source and amount of funds received; and (ii) the expenditures made from the fund and the purposes of such expenditures.

SECTION 73.  There shall be established a fund known as the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay Fund to be administered by the executive office for administration and finance. The purpose of the fund shall be to issue direct financial support to eligible essential workers for in-person work performed during the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020. There shall be credited to the fund all amounts that are transferred or authorized to be transferred thereto or directed to be deposited therein, and all amounts received as gifts, grants or contributions for the purposes of the fund. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to appropriation and any money remaining in the fund at the close of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.

SECTION 74.  (a) There shall be within the executive office for administration and finance, but not subject to the control of the office, an equity and accountability review panel. The panel shall consist of: 1 member appointed by the deputy chief of the office of access and opportunity, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member appointed by the Coalition for an Equitable Economy, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member appointed by the state auditor; 1 member appointed by the comptroller; 1 member appointed by the inspector general; 1 member appointed by the executive director of the supplier diversity office; the chief data officer for the commonwealth or a designee; the chief digital officer or a designee; 2 members appointed by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Inc. with expertise in the non-profit and human services sector serving communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; 1 member appointed by the commission on the status of women; 1 member appointed by Common Cause Massachusetts; 1 member appointed by the Center for Women and Enterprise, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations; 1 member appointed by the commission on the status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; 1 member appointed by the commission on the status of African Americans; 1 member appointed by the commission on the status of persons with disabilities; 1 member appointed by the commission on the status of Latinos and Latinas; 1 member appointed by the North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc.; the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People New England Area Conference or a designee; the president of Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, Inc. or a designee; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts association of regional planning agencies; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Green Justice Coalition; and 1 member appointed by the New England Clean Energy Council, Inc. The panel shall meet publicly not less than monthly and appointments shall be made not later than December 31, 2021. The panel shall hold its first meeting not later than 90 days after the effective date of this act. The executive office for administration and finance shall provide administrative support to the panel as appropriate.
(b)  The panel shall, in collaboration with the executive office for administration and finance, create a user-friendly tracking system and website through which the public may access, in near real-time, the amount and percentage, by spending category, of federal funds appropriated under this act spent in communities that were disproportionally impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic including, but not limited to: (i) spending received by environmental justice populations as defined in section 62 of chapter 30 of the General Laws or communities that score in the top half of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social vulnerability index; (ii) a breakdown of contract and subcontract dollars awarded to diverse businesses, as defined in section 58 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, disaggregated by the category of the business owners of such enterprises; (iii) a breakdown of spending by zip code and statewide; and (iv) any other data or analysis the panel deems necessary to carry out its charge. Information on the website shall be made available in a machine-readable, downloadable format and through data visualization tools on the website. The executive office for administration and finance shall maintain the tracking system and shall load submitted data into the tracking system on an automated basis not more than 24 hours after receiving the data; provided, however, that if the panel determines that submitting the data on an automated basis within the prescribed timeline is not feasible, the executive office shall submit the data as soon as practicable and provide an explanation of why it is not feasible to submit the data on an automated basis within the prescribed timeline to the senate and house committees on ways and means.
(c)  All state and municipal agencies receiving federal funds appropriated under this act shall submit the data required under this section in a timeframe established by the panel and shall comply with any request from the panel for information and data necessary to achieve the purposes of this section. Not later than March 31, 2022, the panel shall create and make available to funding recipients standardized electronic reporting forms for different categories of funding to track the geography and demography of end recipients of funding.
(d)  Not later than July 1, 2022, the tracking system and website required under subsection (b) shall be operative and publicly available on the website of the executive office for administration and finance.
(e)  The panel shall: (i) set statewide allocation goals, by category of spending, for the percentage of federal funds appropriated under this act to be received by individuals who are members of communities that were disproportionally impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic or entities or projects that predominantly serve populations that were disproportionally impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and (ii) catalogue any such federal funds that are not received by the individuals, entities or projects described in clause (i), including a description of why the funds were allocated elsewhere. Not later than March 15, 2022, the panel shall submit the draft allocation goals to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and the senate and house committees on ways and means. The panel shall seek public comments on the proposed allocation goals. Not later than May 15, 2022, the panel shall establish final allocation goals and submit the final goals to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and the senate and house committees on ways and means. The executive office for administration and finance shall publish the draft allocation goals and final allocation goals on the website created pursuant to subsection (b). 
(f)  The panel shall regularly review data published in the tracking system and assess performance relative to the benchmarks and participation goals established under section 75 and the allocation goals established under subsection (e). The panel shall make recommendations to the supplier diversity office, state agencies, state authorities or the general court as it deems necessary to improve performance on the benchmarks and participation goals.
(g)  The panel shall dissolve on January 1, 2028 or upon a vote of the majority of the members of the panel that the panel has completed its work, whichever is sooner.

SECTION 75.  (a) For the purposes of this section, the words “diverse business”, “executive director”, “minority business enterprise”, “supplier diversity office” and “women business enterprise” shall have the same meanings as defined in section 58 of chapter 7 of the General Laws and the words “capital facility project” and “state assisted building project” shall have the same meanings as defined in section 6 of chapter 7C of the General Laws.
(b)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the supplier diversity office, in consultation with the equity and accountability review panel established in section 74, shall encourage the participation of diverse businesses in procurements and contracts for goods and services using federal funds appropriated under this act by establishing benchmarks for state authorities and state agencies as defined in section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws. To the extent allowable under state and federal law, all requests for responses issued by a state authority or state agency for a procurement of goods or services using federal funds appropriated under this act shall include a scoring factor to meet the benchmarks.
(c)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the equity and accountability review panel established in section 74, shall establish participation goals for minority business enterprises and women business enterprises on capital facility projects and state assisted building projects that utilize federal funds appropriated under this act. Not later than March 15, 2022, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall submit the final participation goals to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and senate and house committees on ways and means.
To the extent allowable under state and federal law, all requests for proposals issued by a state authority or state agency for a capital facility project or state assisted building project that utilizes federal funds appropriated under this act shall include a scoring factor to meet the participation goals. Any bidder that has been sanctioned or debarred for, or in the determination of the awarding authority, has an ongoing record of failure to achieve workforce or subcontracting diversity goals on previous work for the commonwealth shall not be a suitable bidder to receive an award of a contract on a project funded by funds appropriated under this act.

SECTION 76.  The department of unemployment assistance shall establish a public information campaign to provide notice and promote awareness of the availability of an overpayment waiver related to unemployment insurance benefits overpayments. The information campaign shall include information related to: (i) an individual’s right to request an overpayment waiver; (ii) requirements to be deemed eligible for an overpayment waiver; (iii) how to access and apply for the waiver; (iv) information an individual is required to provide to the department in order to apply for the waiver; and (v) information related to collections actions while the request for a waiver overpayment is pending and after the final determination of the waiver request. The department shall seek to ensure the information campaign reaches individuals who received any unemployment insurance benefits that were accrued in 2020 and 2021, including benefits under chapter 151A of the General Laws, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Federal Extended Benefits, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation.

SECTION 77.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2021, the following items shall be deducted from federal gross income for the purpose of determining Massachusetts gross income under section 2 of chapter 62 of the General Laws: (i) an amount which, but for this section, would be included in the gross income, in whole or in part, of an eligible recipient, as described in subsection (a) of section 1102 of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136, because of the forgiveness described in subsection (b) of section 1106 of said federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136; (ii) an amount of an advance received pursuant to subsection (e) of section 1110 of said federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136; (iii) an amount of any payment described in subsection (c) of section 1112 of said federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136; (iv) an amount of funding received pursuant to section 331 of the federal Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, Title III of Division N of P.L. 116-260; (v) any grant made under section 324 of the federal Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, Title III of Division N of P.L. 116-260; and (vi) any amount received from the Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration in the form of a restaurant revitalization grant under section 5003 of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2.

SECTION 78.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2021, any amount received from a small business relief program administered through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation after March 10, 2020 for purposes of providing emergency COVID-19 relief, including grants and any portion of a loan subsequently forgiven, shall be deducted from federal gross income for the purpose of determining Massachusetts gross income under section 2 of chapter 62 of the General Laws and from federal gross income for purposes of determining Massachusetts gross income under section 30 of chapter 63 of the General Laws.

Governor disapproved of the following section, for message see House, No. 4288
SECTION 79.  (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and the effects of the governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency, the executive office for administration and finance shall administer a COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay program to provide direct financial support to essential workers, in an amount of not less than $500 and not more than $2,000, for each eligible essential worker. The executive office for administration and finance shall determine eligibility, in consultation with the premium pay advisory panel established in subsection (b), which shall include, but not be limited to, essential workers: (i) with a household income at or below 300 per cent of the federal poverty level as calculated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services; and (ii) who worked in person and not in a remote setting during the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020.
(b)(1)  There shall be a premium pay advisory panel to make recommendations to the secretary of administration and finance on the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay Program. The panel shall consist of: 3 members of the senate, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the senate president and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 3 members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 6 members appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall represent the interests of essential workers and 4 of whom shall be from recognized labor organizations advocating on behalf of essential workers; 1 member appointed by the attorney general; 1 member appointed by the state auditor; 5 members appointed by the Massachusetts State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1 of whom shall be an individual with demonstrated expertise as a leader in a statewide labor organization that represents certified nursing assistants, home care workers and other members of the health care workforce employed by hospitals, nursing homes or home care consumers; 1 member appointed by the Home Care Aide Council; 1 member appointed by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, Inc; and 1 member appointed by the Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. The panel shall elect co-chairs from among its members.
(2)  The panel shall make recommendations to the secretary of administration and finance on the eligibility for, and issuance of, direct financial support to private and public essential workers, which may include, but shall not be limited to: (i) health care, behavioral health and homecare workers; (ii) long-term care workers; (iii) public health staff; (iv) childcare workers, educators and other education staff; (v) social service and human services staff; (vi) workers at farms, food production facilities, grocery stores and other service workers; (vii) transportation workers; (viii) utility workers and technicians; and (ix) foster care parents. The recommendations shall include eligibility criteria and the proposed amount and method of payment of financial support. The recommendations shall prioritize lower-income essential workers who performed essential duties in-person since the start of the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020. The panel shall also consider factors including, but not limited to, an essential worker’s increased financial burden and increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, due to the nature of their work and any bonuses or hazard pay a worker has already received for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount thereof. The recommendations shall, to the extent feasible, seek to comply with rules and guidance pertaining to eligible uses of coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, 42 U.S.C. 802(c).
(c)  The executive office for administration and finance, in consultation with the premium pay advisory panel established in subsection (b), shall make a determination of eligibility for each essential worker and priority shall be given to low-income essential workers. Premium payments to eligible essential workers shall be issued not later than March 31, 2022.

SECTION 80.  (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the health policy commission shall study and issue a report on the state of the health care workforce in the commonwealth. The report shall include: (i) an assessment identifying chronic and acute workforce shortages affecting various sectors including, but not limited to, primary and behavioral health care, home care and home health care, community health centers and skilled nursing facilities; (ii) an assessment of existing efforts and initiatives to develop cultural competency within health care professions; (iii) an analysis of potential workforce development initiatives and incentive programs to address workforce shortages including, but not limited to, scholarships, student clinical placement initiatives, mentorship programs and student loan forgiveness; and (iv) an examination of the current and potential role of community colleges to provide skills training and certification for certain health care professions.
(b)  The health policy commission shall submit its report to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on public health and the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery not later than May 1, 2022.

SECTION 81.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, items funded in this act, including appropriations in section 2A and all other authorized uses, shall be supported through the following resources: (i) up to $2,550,000,000 from the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and (ii) up to $1,450,000,000 from the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021; provided, however, that the secretary of administration and finance shall ensure that the coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund monies received under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, 42 U.S.C. 802, comply with applicable federal law, including statutes, regulations and sub-regulatory guidance; provided further, that the appropriations in the items funded in said section 2A shall not be used to supplant existing appropriations. The secretary shall, beginning with the quarter ending on March 31, 2022, provide quarterly reports to the senate and house committees on ways and means detailing the source of revenue matched to each item in this act for all expenditures made during that quarter.

SECTION 82.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than 14 days after the effective date of this act, the secretary of administration and finance shall direct the comptroller to transfer $500,000,000 from the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws or the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021 to the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay Fund established in section 73; provided, however, that $40,000,000 shall be distributed by the secretary of administration and finance for 1-time payments not to exceed $2,000 to front-line state employees required to work in-person during the winter of 2020 to 2021; and provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may authorize the transfer of funds for the 1-time payments to the items necessary to meet the necessary costs of those payments.

SECTION 83.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purposes of section 74 and section 75, “federal funds appropriated under this act” shall mean funds expended from the COVID-19 response fund, established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws, funds expended pursuant to section 4 of chapter 22 of the acts of 2021, funds expended under item 1599-2057 or funds expended under section 82.

SECTION 84.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer: (i) an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 from the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021 to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established in section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws; and (ii) an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 from the Transitional Escrow Fund established in said section 16 of said chapter 76 to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund established in section 9 of chapter 44B of the General Laws.

SECTION 85.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the special commission established in section 135 of chapter 47 of the acts of 2017 is hereby revived and continued to December 31, 2021. The special commission shall file its report and recommendations pursuant to said section 135 of said chapter 47 with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the joint committee on health care financing and the joint committee on public health not later than December 31, 2021.

SECTION 86.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the special commission established in section 22 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2019 is hereby revived and continued to March 31, 2022. The special commission shall file its report and recommendations pursuant to subsection (c) of said section 22 of said chapter 132 with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the joint committee on education and the rural policy advisory commission not later than March 31, 2022.

SECTION 87.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the task force established in section 3 of chapter 120 of the acts of 2020 is hereby revived and continued to March 31, 2022. The task force shall file its final report and recommendations with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the joint committee on public health and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture not later than March 31, 2022.

SECTION 88.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the special commission established in section 105 of chapter 227 of the acts of 2020 is hereby revived and continued to March 31, 2022. The special commission shall file its report and recommendations with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and the joint committee on advanced information technology, the internet and cybersecurity not later than March 31, 2022.

SECTION 89.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the special commission established in chapter 2 of the resolves of 2020 is hereby revived and continued to July 31, 2022. The special commission shall file its report and recommendations pursuant to said chapter 2 with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight and the governor not later than July 31, 2022.

SECTION 90.  Section 61 shall take effect as of July 1, 2021.

Approved (in part), December 13, 2021.