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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Framingham’s Chapter 70 Educational Aid to increase 11.75% in Fiscal Year 2019

Framingham, MA – On Thursday, May 24, 2018 Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer was informed by Senator Karen Spilka’s office that the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee increased Framingham’s Chapter 70 educational aid by 11.75% in fiscal year 2019. Under the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, Framingham will receive $47,342,453 in Chapter 70 funding including $10,286,847 in Unrestricted General Government Aid (UGGA) for community investment in education, public safety, roads and bridges and health care.

Additionally, the Senate Ways and Means Fiscal Year 2019 budget also includes:

  • $300,000 for Framingham Public Schools
  • $250,000 to accommodate Framingham’s transition in governance
  • $100,000 for Resiliency for Life
  • $50,000 for Downtown Framingham, Inc.
  • $25,000 for Hoops and Homework
  • $100,000 for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council’s Opioid Crisis Response Program
  • $250,000 for Tempo Wayside Youth and Family Support
  • $100,000 for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council’s Transportation Program
  • $50,000 for Metrowest Regional Transit Authority’s Commercial Driver’s License Workforce Program
  • $100,00 for the United Way of Tri-County’s Call 2 Talk Program


“I commend Senator Karen Spilka for her hard work on behalf of the citizens of Framingham. She continues to move Framingham forward through her continued support of education, economic growth, health and human services. The investment into our community will assist us in providing sound opportunities for our residents and putting them on the road to success. Thank you Senator Spilka,” said Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer.

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