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  • Dawn Alexander

Budget Requests for DEC

Updated: Jan 5, 2022

DEC-Admin -- Would provide more than $13M in funding support for the new department, including some new administrative functions to support the Executive Director. Specifics on roles and salaries can be found in the text of the budget proposal.

DEC R-01 -- Would create 4 staff positions for the new function that would ensure the investigation into and regulation of illegal, unsafe child care across the state as well as

a public awareness campaign on the benefits of licensed child care.

DEC R-02 -- Funds would launch the Early Intervention (EI) Early Start program. This request will provide targeted care navigation and supports for the 2,200 children who no longer qualify for EI services in the wake of the July 2020 eligibility restriction, and it will serve an

additional 1,800 children with an identified risk factor.

GOV-OEDIT R-02 -- The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) requests a general fund transfer of $1,223,652 and 3.0 FTE on an ongoing basis for the creation of a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Office within the department. The P3 Office will be responsible for developing and managing contracts and building collaborations between

the private sector and government to complete major infrastructure projects and other

programs through long-term, performance-based procurements commonly referred to

as public-private partnerships, or P3s.

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