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SPECIAL REPORT:  House FY 2007 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations and California Implications -- November 2006


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On July 20, 2006, the House Appropriations Committee approved and reported its version of the Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies.

The bill includes total appropriations for fiscal year 2007 of $596.5 billion dollars, which is $4.8 billion dollars below the fiscal year 2006 comparable appropriations.

In terms of discretionary spending, the 2007 the bill provides $141.9 billion including offsets. This is $842,180,000 above the fiscal year 2006 comparable level. The bill provides $454.5 billion for entitlement programs in fiscal year 2007. This is $5.7 billow below the fiscal year 2006 comparable level.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

OTHER PROVISIONS

The following is a quick analysis of the Appropriations from a California perspective, prepared by the California Institute. We apologize for errors or omissions in our discussion, and would appreciate any input or feedback on how to make improvements. The ordering of items generally reflects their appearance in the bill and does not imply relative importance.

This analysis is available on the web at http://www.calinst.org/lhe07h.htm and in printable "pdf" format at http://www.calinst.org/lhe07h.pdf .

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Training and Employment Services
The Committee recommends $4.9 billion for this account, which provides funding authorized primarily by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). This is $150.5 million below the fiscal year 2006 level ($121,679,000 below the 2006 level adjusted for the change in Job Corps funding) and $554.4 million above the budget request. Specific programmatic funding for some of the larger programs include:

(+/- FY06 funding, if available): [+/- President's request, if available]
- Adult Employment and Training: $854 million (-$10.1 million) [+$142 million]
- Dislocated Worker Assistance: $1.4 billion (+$4.1 million) [+361 million]
- Youth Training: $935.5 million (0) [+$95 million]
- Job Corps: $1.4 billion (+$8.7 million) [+$64 million]
- Native Americans: $50 million (-$3.7 million) [-$1.5 million]
- Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: $80 million (+$801,000) [+$80 million]
- Pilots, Demonstrations, and Research: $43.3 million ($13.6 million) [+$25.6 million]
- The Committee recommendation also includes language requiring that funds be provided to the following organizations in the amounts specified:
Center for Employment Training, San Jose, CA, for its Building Trade Jobs for Out-of-School Youth Project .....................................$200,000
Center for Training and Careers, San Jose, CA, for vocational training.................$75,000
Charity Cultural Services Center, San Francisco, CA, for job training and placement services for new or recent immigrants ............. $400,000
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, for a health care workforce training initiative through the Welcome Back Center.................$200,000
County of Fresno, CA to provide vocational training services ........... $200,000
East Los Angeles Community Union, Los Angeles, CA, for a workforce training initiative ...................................................................... $500,000
Fresno County, CA, for the West Fresno County Vocational Training Project .........................................................................................$300,000
Mission Language and Vocational School, San Francisco, CA, for a training program in health-related occupations .............................. $400,000
Monterey County Workforce Investment Board, CA, for a study and other activities to better align the local workforce development system with high-growth industry sectors ...................... $150,000
San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc., San Diego, CA, for its Adult Special Population Contracted Training Program ................ $250,000
Sierra College, Rocklin, CA for Mechatronics workforce training initiative ..................... $200,000
South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Hawthorne, CA, for its Bridge-to-Work program ....................................................................$335,000
South Valley Worksource Center, Palmdale, CA to increase business recruitment ............$380,000
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA for the Business Forecasting Center ....................$350,000
West Los Angeles College, Culver City, CA, for a craft and technician training program ........................................................................ $350,000
- Technical Assistance: $0 (-$1.9 million) [N/A]
- Responsible Reintegration of Youthful Offenders: $0 (-$49.1 million)
- Community Based Job Training Initiative: $125 million ($0)
Community Service Employment for Older Americans
The Committee recommends $420 million for community service employment for older Americans. This is $12.3 million below FY 06 and the budget request.
Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances
The Committee recommends $938.6 million, $27.8 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations
The Committee recommends $3.4 billion for this account, $53.6 million above FY 06 and $23.9 million below the budget request.
Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds
The Committee recommends $452 million, $13 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
The bill provides $143.5 million for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, $10 million above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The Corporation's budget for FY 07 is $397.6 million, $100.6 million above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Employment Standards Administration
The Committee recommends $418.4 million for this account. This is $7.4 million above FY 06 and $18.9 million below the budget request.
Special Benefits
The bill includes $230 million, $7 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Administrative Expenses, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund
The Committee recommends $102.3 million. This si $6.2 million above FY 06 and equal to the budget request.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Committee recommends $486 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is $13.6 million above FY 06 and $2.3 million above the budget request.
Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Committee recommends $278.8 million for this agency. This is $1.1 million above FY 06 and $8.9 million below the budget request.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The total funding recommended by the Committee for the Bureau of Labor Statistics is $565.2 million. This is $28.1 million above FY 06 and $2 million above the budget request.
Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Committee recommends $20.3 for this office, which is $7.3 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Departmental Management
The Committee recommends $236.7 million, this is $60.7 million below FY 06 and $5.3 million below the budget request.
Veterans Employment and Training
The Committee recommends $224.4 million for veteran employment and training activities. This is $2.3 million above FY 06 and $447,000 below the budget request.
Office of the Inspector General
The Committee recommends $73.7 million for the office. This is $2.6 million above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration
The Committee includes a program level total of $7 billion for health resources and services programs, which is $487.5 million above the FY 06 funding level and $742 million above the budget request. Specific programmatic funding for some of the larger programs include: (+/- FY06 funding, if available): [+/- President's request, if available]
- Community health centers: $1.9 billion (+$205 million) [+$25.1 million]
- Free clinics medical malpractice: $10,000 (-$30,000) [+$10,000]
- Radiation exposure screening and education program: $1.9 million ($0) [$0]
- National Hansen's disease program: $15.9 million ($0) [$0]
- Black lung clinics: $5.8 million ($0) [$0]
- National Health Service Corps: field placements $42.2 million (+$1.9 million) [+$1.9 million] recruitment $89.3 million (+$4 million) [+$4 million]
- Health professions: $309.2 million (+$14.4 million) [+$149.8 million]
- Centers of excellence: $11.8 million ($0) [$0]
- Faculty loan repayment: $0 (-$1.2 million)
- Scholarships for disadvantaged students: $46.6 million ($0) [+$36.9 million]
- Training in primary care and dentistry: $40.8 million ($0) [$0]
- Area health education centers: $28.6 million ($0) [+$28.6 million]
- Allied health and other disciplines: $3.9 million ($0) [+$3.9 million]
- Geriatric programs: $31.5 million (+$31.5 million) [+$31.5 million]
- Advanced education nursing: $57 million ($0) [$0]
- Nurse education, practice, and retention: $37.2 million ($0) [$0]
- Nursing workforce diversity: $16.1 million ($0) [$0]
- Loan repayment and scholarship program: $31 million ($0) [$0]
- Comprehensive geriatric nurse education: $3.3 million ($0) [$0]
- Nursing faculty loan program: $4.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Children's hospitals graduate medical education payment program: $300 million (+$3 million) [+$201 million]
- Maternal and child health block grant: $700 million (+$7 million) [$7 million]
- Sickle cell anemia demonstration program: $2.1 million ($0) [$0]
- Traumatic brain injury: $8.9 million ($0) [+$8.9 million]
- Healthy Start: $101.5 million ($0) [$0]
- Universal newborn hearing screening: $10 million (+$199,000) [+$10 million]
- Emergency medical services for children: $19.8 million ($0) [+$19.8 million]
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs: $2.1 billion (+$70 million) [-$25 million]
- Emergency Assistance: $603.9 million ($0) [$0]
- Comprehensive care programs: $1.1 billion (+$70 million) [$0]
- Early intervention program: $193.6 million ($0) [-$25 million]
- Children, youth, women, and families: $71.7 million ($0) [$0]
- AIDS dental services: $13 million ($0) [$0]
- Education and training centers: $34.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Organ transplantation: $23 million ($0) [$0]
- National cord blood inventory: $0 (-$3.9 million) [$0]
- Cell transplantation program: $25.1 million ($0) [+$2.4 million]
- Office of pharmacy affairs: $2.9 million (N/A) [$0]
- Poison control centers: $23 million ($0) [+$9.9 million]
- Rural outreach grants: $40 million (+$1.1 million) [+$29.6 million]
- Rural health research: $9 million (+$263,000) [+$263,000]
- Rural hospital flexibility grants: $40 million (-$23.5 million) [+$40 million]
- Rural and community access to emergency devices: $1.5 million (+$15,000) [N/A]
- State offices of rural health: $8.4 million (+$259,000) [+$259,000]
- Family planning: $283.1 million ($0) [$0]
- Healthcare-related facilities and other programs: $248.1 million (+$248.1 million) [N/A] These funds are to be used for the following projects and in the following amounts:
AltaMed Health Services Corporation, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment for a clinic in Boyle Heights ...................................$500,000
AltaMed Health Services Corporation, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment for a clinic in El Monte ............................................$300,000
Arcadia Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA for facilities and equipment..........................$1,000,000
California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment ......................$800,000
California State University—San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA for equipment for the nursing and health science education program at the Palm Desert Campus ......................................$500,000
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA for equipment for the Regional Clinical Simulation Technology Laboratory................. $240,000
California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology, San Diego, CA, for equipment ................................. $150,000
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment and faculty salaries and support............ $400,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA for an electronic medical records system....$370,000
Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA for facilities and equipment .........$150,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA for a pediatric nursing residency program .....$200,000
Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA for health information technology .................$300,000
City of Perris, CA for hospital equipment ...........................................$400,000
City of Stockton, CA for facilities and equipment for the Airport Way Community and Health Center ................................................$150,000
Community Medical Centers, Stockton, CA for facilities and equipment for the Gleason House Homeless Medical Clinic ................... $100,000
County of San Mateo, CA for facilities and equipment for the San Mateo Medical Center ............$450,000
Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA for the Annenberg Pavilion .............................$350,000
El Proyecto del Barrio, Arleta, CA for facilities and equipment ....... $350,000
Gardner Family Health Network, San Jose, CA for facilities and equipment for the Gardner South County Health Center .............. $225,000
Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA for facilities and equipment .....................$350,000
Grossmont Hospital Foundation, La Mesa, CA for equipment .......... $100,000
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Valencia, CA for facilities and equipment .................................$1,000,000
Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District, Joshua Tree, CA for equipment for the Mobile Medical Clinic .........................................$300,000
Homecare Workers Training Center, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment ......................$150,000
Inland Behavioral and Health Services, San Bernardino, CA for facilities and equipment for the Banning Family Health Center, Banning, CA...............$750,000
John Muir Health System, Walnut Creek, CA for the Regional Specialty Examination Network telemedicine initiative ....................... $250,000
JWCH Institute, Bell Gardens, CA for facilities and equipment for the Bell Gardens Health Center .......................................................$200,000
Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Visalia, CA for facilities and equipment for the Kaweah Delta Community Hospital ................. $100,000
Kern Valley Healthcare District, Lake Isabella, CA for facilities and equipment ...........................$250,000
Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles, CA for health professions education programs ............................................ $400,000
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment ........................$750,000
Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Fort Bragg, CA for facilities and equipment .....................$200,000
Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Ukiah, California for facilities and equipment for the Lakeside Health Center .......................$300,000
Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA for facilities and equipment .... $500,000
Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, CA for facilities and equipment.....................$450,000
Mission Community Hospital, Panorama City, CA for facilities and equipment for its San Fernando Community Campus for Health and Education..... $100,000
Modoc County, Alturas, CA for equipment for the Modoc Medical Center ............................$350,000
Placer County, Auburn, CA for facilities and equipment for the Children's Health Center and Emergency Shelter ..........................$800,000
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA for facilities and equipment ..............$200,000
Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA for facilities and equipment ......$400,000
San Joaquin County, French Camp, CA for an electronic health record system .............................$375,000
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Orange, CA for an intensive care telemedicine and information technology project ............................$250,000
Sierra County Health and Human Services, Loyalton, CA for medical technology improvements ...$60,000
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, Grass Valley, CA for an electronic health record system ...................................................$390,000
South of Market Health Center, San Francisco, CA for facilities and equipment ..........................$750,000
St. Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernardino, CA for facilities and equipment .........................$350,000
St. Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley, CA for the electronic intensive care unit ........................$500,000
StemCyte Research Institute, Arcadia, CA for an umbilical cord blood bank ................................$500,000
Tulare Local Healthcare District, Tulare, CA for a computerized radiography/ picture archive communication system .......................... $250,000
University of California, Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA for facilities and equipment for the medical library and education center ...........................$690,000
Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA for facilities and equipment for the Academic Center for Science, Nursing and Technology ................... $450,000
WestCare California, Fresno, CA for facilities and equipment .......... $250,000
White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA for facilities and equipment ..................$1,000,000
- Bioterrorism hospital grants to States: $486.6 million (-$8.3 million) [$0]
- Telehealth: $10 million (+$3.1 million) [+$3.1 million]
- Program management: $141 million (-$3.4 million) [$0]
Health Education Assistance Loans Program Account
The Committee provides $1 million to liquidate obligations from loans guaranteed prior to 1992, which is $3 million less than FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund
The Committee makes available the release of $66.3 million from the Fund, which is $1.8 million above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Disease Control, Research, and Training
The Committee provides $6.1 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is $82.1 million above FY 06 and $74.3 million above the budget request. Funds should be apportioned and allocated accordingly: (+/- FY06 funding, if available): [+/- President's request, if available]
- Infectious diseases: $1.8 billion (+$148.4 million) [+$55.9 million]
- Infectious diseases control: $225.9 million (-$830,000) [-$19.4 million]
* Hepatitis: $17.6 million ($0) [+$177,000]
* Pandemic influenza: $0
* West Nile virus: The Committee intends that of the funds provided for infectious disease control, no less than the funds provided in fiscal year 2006 for the West Nile virus program should be provided.
* Emerging infectious diseases: $101.6 million ($0) [+$4.8 million]
* HIV/AIDS, STD and TB prevention: $1 billion (+$54.5 million) [-$31.8 million]
- Immunization: $614.5 million (+$94.7 million) [+$107.2 million]
- Health promotion: $964.4 million (+$1 million) [+$35.2 million]
- Chronic disease prevention, health promotion and genomics: $846.8 million (+$8 million) [+$28 million] Within the total provided, the Committee includes the following amounts for chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and genomics activities:
* Heart Disease and Stroke: $53 million (+$8.5 million) [+$9.1 million]
* Diabetes: $69 million (+$5.8 million) [+$6.5 million]
* Cancer Prevention and Control: $307.5 million (-$377,000) [+$2.8 million]
* Arthritis and other chronic diseases: $22.4 million (-$26,000) [+$8.6 million]
* Tobacco programs: $102.2 million (-$2.5 million) [-$432,000]
* Nutrition, physical activity and obesity programs: $41.4 million (-$43,000) [$0]
* Health Promotion: $25.7 million (-$1.7 million) [+$1.5 million]
* School health programs: $55.8 million (-$372,000) [$0]
* Safe motherhood/infant health programs $44 million (-$283,000) [$0]
* Prevention Centers: $29.7 million ($0) [+$494,000]
* Steps to a Healthier U.S. ($0) [-$1.3 million]
*REACH: $34.2 million ($0) [+$317,000]
- Birth defects, developmental disabilities, disability and health: $117.7 million (-$7 million) [+$7.2 million] Within the total, the Committee provides the following amounts for birth defects, developmental disabilities, disability, and health activities:
* Birth defects and developmental disabilities: $33.5 million (-$134,000) [+$227,000]
* Human development and disability: $59.9 million (+$6.2 million) [+$5.6 million]
* Hereditary blood disorders: $19.2 million (-$660,000) [+$1.4 million]
- Health information and service: $226.4 million (+$3.4 million) [-$35.2 million]
- Health statistics: $109.4 million (+$400,000) [+$400,000]
- Public health informatics: $73.7 million (+$3 million) [-$35.4 million]
- Health marketing: $43.2 million ($0) [-$219,000]
- Environmental health and injury prevention: $278 million (-$11 million) [-$1.3 million]
- Terrorism preparedness and response: $1.6 billion (+$27.7 million) [-$52.1 million] Within the funds provided:
* Upgrading state and local capacity: $823.6 million ($0) [$0]
* Upgrading CDC capacity: $135.6 million (-$964,000) [$0]
* Anthrax research study: $13.8 million ($0)
* New botulinum toxin research program: $2.9 million ($0) [$0]
* Biosurveillance initiative: $78.8 million (+$437,000) [-$23.3 million]
* Strategic National stockpile: $550 million (+$25.3 million [-$42.6 million]
- Public health research: $31 million ($0) [$0]
- Public health improvement and leadership: $207.1 million (+$17.3 million) [+$17 million] The Committee includes the following projects and activities and in the following amounts for fiscal year 2007:
Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of AIDS Administration, Oakland, CA for an HIV/AIDS prevention and testing initiatives.............$250,000
Bayside Community Center, San Diego, CA for its STEPS health education and outreach program for senior citizens .......................$100,000
California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA for programs aimed at preventing obesity and promoting health in children ................. $250,000
City of Dana Point, CA for the Doheny State Park Beach Epidemiological Study ..........$600,000
Community College Foundation, Sacramento, CA for the ePassport foster child health and education data tracking program .............. $200,000
County of Marin, San Rafael, CA for research and analysis related to breast cancer incidence and mortality in the county .................. $300,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco, CA for the Healthy Parks and Healthy Communities project .................... $100,000
Healthy Eating Lifestyle Principles, Monterey, CA for a program to improve nutrition by promoting the accessibility and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in schools ................ $150,000
Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, CA for a diabetes care management program .........$150,000
Pacoima Beautiful, Pacoima, CA for a program to reduce the impact of environmental health hazards in homes and childcare centers ..........$50,000
St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, CA for diabetes prevention and management programs .................................................$200,000
St. John's Well Child & Family Center, Los Angeles, CA for a patient education program to address obesity, diabetes and hypertension .................$150,000
WestCare Foundation, Las Vegas, NV to expand the Batterers Intervention Program in Needles, CA and surrounding communities .....................$350,000
- Preventative health and health services block grant: $100 million (+$1 million) [N/A]
- Buildings and facilities: $29.7 million (-$128.7 million) [$0]
- Business services and support: $327 million (+$28.3 million) [+$23.1 million]
National Institutes of Health
The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This program level is $17.6 million above FY 06 and equal to the budget request.
National Cancer Institute
The Committee recommends $4.7 billion for the National Cancer Institute, which is $39.7 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Heart, Lunch, and Blood Institute
The Committee recommends $2.9 billion for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is $20.7 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The Committee recommends $386 million for the Institute, $3.2 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The Committee recommends $1.6 billion for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is $10.6 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The Committee recommends $1.5 billion for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which is $10 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The Committee recommends $4.2 billion for the NIAID, which is $112.8 million below FY 06 and $125 million below the budget request.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
The Committee recommends $1.9 billion for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is $12.1 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The Committee recommends $1.2 billion, which is $7.3 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Eye Institute
The Committee recommends $661.3 million for the National Eye Institute, which is $5.3 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Environmental Health Science
The Committee recommends $637.3 million, which is $3.8 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute on Aging
The Committee recommends $1 billion for the National Institute on Aging, which is $6.8 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
The Committee recommends $504.5 million for the Institute, which is $3.3 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
The Committee recommends $391.5 million, which is $1.9 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Nursing Research
The Committee recommends $136.5 million which is $792,000 below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The Committee recommends $433.3 million for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism which is $2.6 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Committee recommends $994.8 million for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is $5.2 million below FY06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Mental Health
The Committee recommends $1.3 billion for the National Institute of Mental Health, which is $8.7 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Human Genome Research Institute
The Committee recommends $482.9 million for the National Human Genome Research Institute, which is $3.1 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
The Committee recommends $294.8 million, which is $1.9 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Center for Research Resources
The Committee recommends $1.1 billion for the Center, which is $24.1 million above FY 06 and $25 million above the budget request.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Committee recommends $120.5 million, which is $911,000 below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The Committee recommends $194.2 million for th Center, which is $1.1 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
John E. Fogarty International Center
The Committee recommends $66.6 million for the Center, which is $303,000 above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
National Library of Medicine
The Committee recommends $313.2 million for the National Library of Medicine, which is $1.6 million below FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Office of the Director
The Committee recommends $667.8 million for the Office of the Director, which is $140.2 million above FY 06 and the same as the budget request. Included within funding for the Office of the Director is $96,030,000 for radiological, nuclear and chemical countermeasures. It is intended that the Director allocate these funds to those institutes that support these areas of countermeasure research.
Buildings and Facilities
The Committee recommends $81 million, which is the same as FY 06 and the budget request.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
The Committee provides $3.3 billion for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) which is $16.3 million above FY 06 and $83.1 million above the budget request. The Committee includes the following projects and activities and in the following amount for fiscal year 2007:
- Homeless Programs: $46.3 million ($0)
- Center for Mental Health Services: $890.1 million (+$5.8 million) [+$41.2 million]
- Programs of regional and national significance: $269.3 million (+$6 million) [+$41.2 million]
Pacific Clinics, Arcadia, CA for mental health and suicide prevention programs for adolescents ......................................................... $450,000
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA for mental health and substance abuse services for homeless persons in supportive housing .................................................$1,500,000
Ventura County Probation Office, Ventura, CA for treatment and related services for juvenile offenders with mental health and chemical dependency problems ..................................................$250,000
Ventura County Sheriff's Department, Ventura, CA for the Crisis Intervention Team Training Program ..............................................$210,000
- Mental Health Block Grant: $428.4 million (-$174,000) [$0]
- Children's mental health: $104 million ($0) [$0]
- Grants to states for the homeless: $54.2 million ($0) [$0]
- Protection and advocacy: $34 million ($0) [$0]
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment: $2.1 million (+$3.1 million) [+$26.7 million]
- Substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant: $1.8 billion (+$75.4 million) [+$75.4 million]
- Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention: $195.8 million (+$2.9 million) [+$15.2 million]
Institute for the Advanced Study of the Black Family, Oakland, CA for an integrated HIV/AIDS and substance abuse treatment initiative ...............$100,000
- Program Management: $96.5 million (-$4.4 million) [$0]
Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality
The Committee provides a total of $318.6 million for the Agency, which is the same as FY 06 and the budget request.
- Research on health costs, quality and outcomes: $260.6 million ($0) [$0]
- Patient safety program: $84 million ($0) [$0]
- Comparative clinical effectiveness: $15 million ($0) [$0]
- Medical Expenditures Panel Surveys: $55.3 million ($0) [$0]
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Grants to States for Medicaid
The Committee provides $138 billion for the Federal share of the current law state Medicaid costs, which is $18.8 billion below FY 06 funding and the same as the budget request. This amount does not include $62.7 billion which was advance funded in FY 06 for the first quarter of FY 07. The Committee also provides an advance appropriation of $65.2 billion for program costs in the first quarter of FY 08.
Payments to Health Care Trust Funds
The Committee provides $197 billion for the Payments to the Health Care Trust Funds account, which is $18.3 billion above FY 06 and $118.4 million less than the budget request.
Program Management
The Committee makes available $3.1 billion in trust funds for the program management, which is $73.7 million above FY 06 and $5.1 million above the budget request.
- Research, demonstration, and evaluation: $46.6 million (-$10.7 million) [+$5.1 million] The Committee includes bill language referring to the following projects and activities and in the following amounts for fiscal year 2007:
City of Los Angeles, CA for a demonstration project to provide mobile medical services for the homeless .............................................. $300,000
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA for a demonstration project to improve HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services ...........................................................$1,500,000
- Medicare operations: $2.1 billion (+$41.9 million) [$0]
- Revitalization plan: $22.7 million (-$1.1 million) [$0]
- State survey and certification: $283.5 million (+$25.3 million) [$0]
- Federal administration: $655.3 million (+$18.3 million) [$0]
Payments to States for Child Support Enforcement and Family Support Programs
The Committee recommends $2.7 billion for the programs, and $1 billion in advance funding for the first quarter of FY 08. This is the same amount as FY 06 spending and the budget request.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance
The Committee recommends $1.9 billion for the state formula grants. This is $50 million less than FY 06 and $148 million more than the budget request.
Refugee and Entrant Assistance
The Committee recommends $604.3 million for refugee assistance programs. This is $34.5 million more than FY 06 and $10.6 million less than the budget request.
Payments to States for the Child Care and Development Block Grant
The Committee recommends $2 billion for the block grant program, same as FY 06 and the budget request.
Social Services Block Grant
The Committee recommends $1.7 billion for the block grant. This is the same as FY 06 funding levels. The Committee rejects language proposed in the budget request to override the authorized funding level set forth in the Social Security Act.
Children and Families Services Programs
The Committee recommends a program level total of $8.6 billion for Children and Families services programs. This is $194.2 million less than FY 06 and $414 million more than the budget request. These programs include:
- Head Start: $6.7 billion ($0) [+$2.8 million]
- Consolidated runaway and homeless youth program: $87.8 million ($0) [$0]
- Prevention grants to reduce abuse of runaway youth: $15 million ($0) [$0]
- Child abuse state grants and discretionary activities: $53.1 million (+$350,00) [+$350,000]
- Community-based child abuse prevention: $42.4 million ($0) [$0]
- Abandoned infants assistance: $11.8 million ($0) [$0]
- Child welfare services and training: $286.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Adoption opportunities: $26.8 million ($0) [$0]
- Adoption incentives: $17.8 million ($0) [$-11.8 million]
- Adoption awareness: $12.6 million ($0) [$0]
- Compassion capital fund: $54.5 million (-$9.8 million) [-$45.4 million]
- Social services and income maintenance research: $14.3 million (+$8.5 million) [+$14.3 million] Within the funds provided for this program, the Committee includes funding for the following items:
City of San Jose, CA for its Services for New Americans program, including assistance with job seeking skills, citizenship, family safety and resettlement ................................................... $200,000
Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, El Monte, CA, for a mentoring program for foster children in Los Angeles County................... $240,000
Monterey County Probation Department, Salinas, CA for the Silver Star gang prevention and intervention program ............................. $500,000
Nihonmachi Little Friends, San Francisco, CA for child care and family resource and referral services ............................................... $200,000
Union Station Foundation, Pasadena, CA for services to homeless families ....................$150,000
- Developmental Disabilities: $170.8 million ($0) [+$1,000]
- Native American Programs: $44.3 million ($0) [$0]
- Community services: $507.8 million (-$186.6 million) [+$483.4 million]
- State block grants: $449 million (-$181.3 million) [+$449 million]
- Community economic development: $27 million ($0) [+$27 million]
- Job opportunities for low-income individuals: $0 (-$5.3 million) [$0]
- Individual development accounts: $24.4 million ($0) [$0]
- Rural community facilities: $7.3 million (+$74,000) [+$7.3 million]
- Violent crime reduction programs: $124.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Mentoring children of prisoners: $40 million (-$9.4 million) [$0]
- Independent living training vouchers: $46.1 million ($0) [$0]
- Abstinence education: $113.4 million ($0) [-$27.7 million]
- Faith-based center: $1.3 million ($0) [$0]
Promoting Safe and Stable Families
The Committee recommends $434.1 for the promoting safe and stable families program. This is $40 million more than FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Payments to the States for Foster Care and Assistance
The Committee recommends $5.2 billion for payments. This is $270.2 million more than FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Aging Services Programs
The Committee recommends a total of $1.3 billion, which is $27.4 million more than FY 06 and $55.4 million more than the budget request.
General Departmental Management
The Committee provides $363.5 million, which is $5.6 million above FY 06 and $4.8 million below the budget request. Included in this amount is authority to spend $5,792,000 from the Medicare trust funds. In addition, the Office of the Secretary has access to $39,552,000 of policy evaluation funding.
- Adolescent family life: $30.2 million ($0) [-$95,000]
- Office of Minority Health: $46.7 million (-$9.7 million) [$0]
- Office on Women's Health: $28.2 million ($0) [-$104,000]
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals
The Committee provides $70 million for this Office, which is $10.6 million above FY 06 and $4.2 million below the budget request.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
The Committee provides $98 million for the health information technology office, of which $86 million is available in budget authority and $11.9 million in program evaluation tap funding. This total is $36.7 million above FY 06 and $17.8 million below the Administration request.
Office of the Inspector General
The Committee provides $41.4 million for the Office, which is $2 million more than FY 06 and $2.3 million less than the budget request.
Office for Civil Rights
The Committee provides $36.2 million for the office of Civil Rights, which is $1.6 million more than FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
The Committee provides $160.4 million for the public health and social services emergency fund for homeland security and other related activities, which is $100.4 million above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Education for the Disadvantaged
The bill includes $14.6 billion for the education of the disadvantaged programs. This amount is $1.8 billion less than the budget request and $171.3 million higher than FY 06. This appropriation account includes compensatory education programs authorized under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; and title IV of the Higher Education Act.
- Grants to local educational agencies: $6.8 billion ($0) [$0]
* Concentration Grants: $1.3 billion ($0) [$0]
* Targeted grants: $2.2 billion ($0) [$0]
- Even Start: $70 million (-$29 million) [+$70 million]
- Social improvement grants: $200 million (N/A) [$0]
- Reading First State grants: $1 billion ($0) [$0]
- Early Reading first: $103.1 million ($0) [$0]
- Striving Readers: $35 million (+$5.3 million) [-$65 million]
- Math Now: $0 [-$250 million]
- Literacy through school libraries: $19.4 million ($0) [$0]
- High school intervention: $0 (N/A) [-$1.4 billion]
- America's opportunity for scholarships for kids: $0 (N/A) [-$100 million]
- State agency programs: migrant $386.5 million ($0) [$0]; neglected and delinquent $49.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Comprehensive school reform: $3 million (-$4.9 million) [+$3 million]
- Migrant education, high school equivalency program: $18.5 million ($0) [$0]
- College assistance migrant programs: $15.3 million ($0) [$0]
Impact Aid
The bill provides $1.2 billion for Federal impact aid programs, the same as both FY 06 and the budget request.
School Improvement Programs
The bill includes $4.7 billion for school improvement programs. This amount is $490.9 million less than FY 06 and $208.5 million less than the budget request.
- State grants for improving teacher quality: $2.5 billion (-$300.4 million) [-$300.4 million]
- Early childhood educator professional development: $14.5 million ($0) [$0]
- Mathematics and science partnerships: $225 million (+$42.8 million) [+$42.8 million]
- State grants for innovative programs: $150 million (+$51 million) [+$51 million]
- Educational technology state grants: $0 ($-272.2 million) [$0]
- 21st century community learning centers: $981.1 million ($0) [$0]
- State assessments: $407.5 million ($0) [$0]
- Javits gifted and talented education: $0 (-$9.5 million) $0
- Foreign language assistance grants: $21.7 million ($0) [-$2 million]
- Education for homeless children and youth: $61.8 million ($0) [$0]
- Training and advisory services: $7.1 million ($0) [$0]
Indian Education
The bill includes $118.6 million for Indian education, which is the same as both FY 06 and the budget request.
Innovation and Improvement
The bill includes $911.4 million for these programs, which is $25 million less than FY 06 and $60.4 million more than the budget request.
- Troops to teachers: $14.6 million ($0) [$0]
- Transition to teaching: $44.4 million ($0) [$0]
- National writing project: $21.5 million ($0) [$0]
- Teaching of traditional American history: $50 million (-$69.7 million) [$0]
- School leadership: $14.7 million ($0) [+$14.7 million]
- Advance credentialing: $18.6 million (+$2 million) [+$10.6 million]
- Charter school grants: $214.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Credit enhancement for charter school facilities: $36.6 million ($0) [$0]
- Voluntary public school choice: $26.2 million ($0) [$0]
- Magnet schools assistance: $106.6 million ($0) [$0]
- Fund for the improvement of education: $183.9 million (+$25.4 million) (+$79.9 million] Within the amount provided, the Committee includes funding for the following activities:
ABC Unified School District, Cerritos, CA, for an after school program at Melbourne Elementary School ............................................ $75,000
African-American Male Achievers Network, Inglewood, CA, for its Project STEP program for at-risk youth .......................................... $40,000
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, for its Walk to Art program for low-income children ............................................................ $50,000
Bakersfield Music Theatre, Bakersfield, CA for the Stars School of Fine Arts .............$100,000
Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, CA, for an after school program in the Delman Heights community ......................................... $125,000
Butte County, Oroville, CA for the Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) Program ...............$200,000
California Professional Firefighters Foundation, Sacramento, CA, to provide its Team SAFE–T emergency preparedness and safety initiative in public schools ...................................................$450,000
California State University Northridge, CA, for development of an assessment and accountability system for teacher education ........ $350,000
California State University, San Bernardino, CA, for a leadership training program for urban youth ....................................................$325,000
City of Brisbane, CA, for equipment for a homework assistance center for youth ............$50,000
City of Fairfield, CA, for after school programs ..................................$300,000
City of La Habra, La Habra, CA for the KinderScience Program ..... $125,000
City of Rocklin, Rocklin, CA for the Integrated Schools Program ..... $195,000
City of Whittier, Whittier, CA, for after school programs .................. $225,000
Clovis Unified School District, Clovis, CA for curricula and training to increase student graduation rates ................................................$100,000
College of Alameda, Alameda, CA, for professional development services and science laboratory equipment for the Alameda Science and Technology Institute .....................................................$130,000
Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles, Monterey Park, CA, for the South Whitter community education and computer center ................................$45,000
Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA, for its Bridges to the Future Program .................$300,000
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, for its Parent Child Home Program .............................................................$250,000
Envision Schools, San Francisco, CA, for establishment of the Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School ....................................$450,000
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, for its Bay Area Science Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Improvement Initiative .................$550,000
Families In Schools, Los Angeles, CA, for its Read with Me/Lea Conmigo family literacy program .....................................................$150,000
Fontana Unified School District, Fontana, CA, for an integrated technology program ....$100,000
Give Every Child A Chance, Manteca, CA for expansion of educational enrichment services ............................................................. $450,000
Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA for an arts education program for underserved groups ..................................... $50,000
Jumpstart for Young Children, San Francisco, CA, for an early childhood enhancement project to provide student mentors to preschool children ....$450,000
Martinez Unified School District, Martinez, CA, for a science education project at Martinez Junior High School ...............................$100,000
National Hispanic University, San Jose, CA, for development of a ‘‘Smart Start'' early childhood development training and certification program ............. $350,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey, Santa Cruz, CA, for science education programs for elementary school children ..............................................$150,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education, San Diego, CA, for a parent training program.....$350,000
PUENTE Learning Center, Los Angeles, CA, for education programs ....$100,000
Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, CA for the High School Science Initiative ....................................................................$300,000
Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles, CA, for education and support services for middle and high school students ....................$100,000
San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino, CA for the English Learners Program ....................................................$500,000
San Bernardino County Superintendents of Schools, San Bernardino, CA for English Language Learners Initiative ............ $350,000
San Diego Environmental Foundation, Inc., San Diego, CA, for a science-based education program on alternative fuels for students 100,000 San Joaquin County, Stockton, CA for the San Joaquin A Plus, program to ensure access to tutors and improve reading skills for third to sixth graders .........$500,000
San Mateo County, CA, for its Preschool for All program .................$100,000
San Pasqual Academy, Escondido, CA for technology upgrades .......$100,000
Save San Francisco Bay Association, Oakland, CA, for science education programs ......$200,000
South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Hawthorne, CA, for its Fit For Gold after school program ..........................................................$100,000
Tracy Unified School District, Tracy, CA for the English as a Secondary Language Program .......................................$400,000
Turlock Unified School District, Turlock, CA to develop and obtain software to be used for instruction in the English as a Second Language Program .....$350,000
Valle Lindo School District, South El Monte, CA, for technology upgrades ..................$70,000
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, Pacoima, CA, for an international studies academy for high school students, which may include technology and equipment ........................................$350,000
WE CARE San Jacinto Valley, Inc., San Jacinto, CA for the afterschool tutoring program ................................................$100,000
West County Unified School District, El Cerrito, CA, for a building trades apprenticeship program at JFK High School ......................$150,000
YMCA of the East Bay, Richmond, CA, for after school programs, which may include youth scholarships ............................................$180,000
- Teacher incentive fund: $99 million ($0) [$0]
- Ready to learn television: $0 (-$24.2 million) [-$24.2 million]
- Dropout prevention programs: $0 (-$4.8 million) [$0]
- Close Up fellowships: $0 (-$1.4 million) [$0]
- Advanced placement program grants: $80 million (+$47.8 million) [-$42.1 million]
Safe Schools and Citizenship Education
The bill includes $623.6 million for safe schools and citizenship education programs. This amount is $105.8 million less than FY 06 and $357 million more than the budget request. This appropriation account includes programs authorized under parts of titles II, IV, and V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
- Safe and drug-free schools and communities: State grants $310 million (-$36.5 million) [+$310 million]
English Language Acquisition
The bill includes $669 million for English language acquisition programs. This amount is the same as the budget request and $1,000 less than FY 06.
Special Education
The bill includes $11.7 billion for programs with children with disabilities. This funding level is $55.5 million above the budget request and $100 million above FY 06.
- State grants: grants to states $10.7 billion (+$150.1 million) [+$50.1 million]; preschool grants: $380.7 million ($0) [$0]; grants for infants and families: $436.4 million ($0) [$0]
Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
The bill includes $3.2 billion for rehabilitation services and disability research. This amount is $63.8 million above the budget request and $118.7 million above FY 06.
- Vocational rehabilitation grants to States: $2.8 billion (+$116.9 million) [$0]
- Client assistance: $11.7 million ($0) [$0]
- Training: $38.4 million ($0) [$0]
- Demonstration and training programs: $8.2 million (+$1.7 million) [+$1.7 million] Within the amounts provided for vocational rehabilitation demonstration programs, the Committee includes funding for the following activities:
Braille Institute of America, Los Angeles, CA, for replacement of a vehicle to provide mobile services to the visually impaired and/ or for related services ...........................................................$100,000
Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Service, San Francisco, CA, for a Transition Services Project to provide vocational training and job placement for youth and adults with disabilities .......$400,000
South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Hawthorne, CA, for its Home Safety and Independence Program for disabled individuals .................$75,000
- Migrant and seasonal farmworkers: $2.2 million ($0) [+$2.2 million]
- Supported employment state grants: $29.7 million ($0) [+$29.7 million]
- Independent living: state grants $22.5 million ($0) [$0]
Special Institutions for Persons with Disabilities
American Printing House for the Blind
The bill provides $18 million for the American Printing House for the Blind, an increase of $428,000 above FY 06 and $427,000 above the budget request.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
The bill provides $57 million for the NTID, an increase of $859,.000 above FY 06 and $1.6 million over the budget request.
Vocational and Adult Education
The bill includes $1.9 billion for vocational and adult education programs. This amount is $66.3 million below FY 06 and $1.3 billion above the budget request.
- Vocational education basic grants: $1.1 billion
- Tech-prep: $104.7 million ($0)
- National programs: $9.1 million ($0) [+$9.1 million]
- State programs for adult education: $563.9 million ($0) [$0]
- National Institute for Literacy: $6.5 million ($0) [$0]
- Smaller learning communities: $50 million (-$43.5 million) [+$50 million]
Student Financial Assistance
The Committee recommends $14.8 billion for student financial assistance programs, a reduction of $36.2 below FY 06 and $79.7 million above the budget request.
Student Aid Administration
The bill includes $713.7 million for the Student Aid Administration. The Committee recommendation is $594.9 million above FY 06 and $20 million below the request.
Higher Education
The Committee recommends $1.9 billion for higher education programs, an increase of $13.1 million above FY 06 and $855.4 million above the budget request.
- Strengthening institutions: $79.5 million ($0) [$0]
- Strengthening Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs): $94.9 million ($0) [$0]
- Fund for the improvement of postsecondary education (FIPSE): $90.1 million (+$68.1 million) [+$68.1 million] Within the amounts provided for FIPSE, the Committee includes funding for the following:
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA to establish a nursing program ......$500,000
Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA, for nurse training equipment........$150,000
California Community College System, Sacramento, CA, for a biophotonics program at Merced Community College .....................$300,000
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA for the National Center for the Advancement of Animation, including purchase of equipment ..............$220,000
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, for an accelerated nursing degree program ................................................$100,000
California State University, Bakersfield, Department of Nursing, Bakersfield, CA for nurse training equipment ................................$100,000
California State University-Fullerton Institute of Gerontology/Ruby Gerontology Center, Fullerton, CA for technology upgrades .......... $250,000
Cerritos College Foundation, Norwalk, CA, for its Project HOPE academic assistance and college preparation program ...................$205,000
Consensus Organizing Center, San Diego, CA, for its Step Up college preparation initiative .................................................$100,000
Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA for equipment .................................$350,000
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA for forensic sciences for the purchase of equipment .............$206,000
La Sierra University, Riverside, CA for equipment for its chemistry and biochemistry laboratories ...........................................................$250,000
Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA for a nursing education program, including the purchase of equipment ....................................$150,000
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA for curriculum development for the Fast-Track to the ADN program .............................$300,000
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, for equipment and technology for its library and information commons initiative .............$850,000
Sweetwater Education Foundation, Chula Vista, CA, for its Compact for Success program, which may include student scholarships ........................$300,000
University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert, CA campus for computer lab equipment ....................................................................$250,000
Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA for equipment and technology upgrades for the teacher training program ..........................$250,000
Ventura Community College, Ventura, CA for the Online Science Laboratory for the Visually Impaired ...............................................$150,000
Institute of Education Sciences
The bill includes $534.9 million for the Institute, which is $19.5 million below the budget request and $17.4 million above FY 06.
- Statewide data systems: $35 million (+$10.4 million) [-$19.5 million]
Program Administration
The bill includes $423.9 million for program administration which is $12.7 million above FY 06 and $2 million below the budget request.
Office of the Inspector General
The bill includes $51 million for the Office, which is $2.4 million above FY 06 and $2.1 million below the budget request.
Title IV - Related Agencies
National and Community Service Programs
The Committee recommends $437.4 million for the programs, including the Trust. This is $77.4 million less than FY 06 and $25.6 million below the budget request.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Committee concurs with the budget request to provide no advance funding for FY 09 to CPB
Institute of Museum and Library Science
The Committee recommend $280.4 million, which is $33.2 million more than FY 06 and $18.1 million more than the budget request. Within the funds provided for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Committee includes funding for the following items:
Aerospace Museum of California Foundation, Inc., McClellan, CA for a new interactive exhibit ............................................................. $500,000
City of Azusa Library, Azusa, CA, for library materials and equipment....$150,000
Contra Costa County Library, Martinez, CA, for library services and its Technology for Teens in Transition volunteer mentor program at the Juvenile Hall Library ............................................$100,000
Downey City Library, Downey, CA, for the purchase of books .......... $50,000
Irwindale Public Library, Irwindale, CA, for a computer system to preserve historic materials ................................................................$30,000
Pico Rivera Library, Pico Rivera, CA, for books and materials, equipment and furnishings ...............................................................$100,000
San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA for new exhibits, care of collection, and new learning programs .....................$200,000
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, for exhibits and education programs ............$250,000
Yolo County Library, Woodland, CA, for an after school assistance and literacy program at the Arthur F. Turner West Sacramento Branch Library .....$50,000

OTHER PROVISIONS

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
The Committee recommends $10.4 million for the Commission, an increase of $391,000 above FY 06 and the same as the budget request.
Supplemental Security Income Program
The Committee recommends $29 billion for the SSI program, this is $304.1 million more than FY 06 and $60 million less than the budget request.

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