April 2, 2011
By Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA)
The Governor and Legislative leaders have reached agreement on the 2011-12 State Budget. Bill language is not yet available, but here is our early information on how funding for early care and learning issues fared:
The Primary Prevention Incentive Program block grant was rejected.
Healthy Families New York home visiting program funding was fully restored at $23, 288
200 COPS was funded at $12, 124, 000 (2010-11 amount: $24,249,500)
The Hoyt Trust fund was funded at $621,000 (2010-11 amount: $1,243,700)
TANF funding for the Nurse-Family Partnership ($2 million) was NOT restored.
Early Intervention (EI): Provider rate reduction of 5%.
Clearance fees will increase from $5 to $25 (other information regarding exemptions or renewals not available at this point).
Advantage AfterSchool: $17.2 M General Fund maintained and $500,000 in TANF funds restored.
CUNY and SUNY Child Care funded at $334,000 (2010-11 amount: $949,000).
Child Care Demonstration Projects funded at $3,395,000 (2010-11 amount: $5,265,000)