Rep. Crocker secures $50,000 for Barnstable Homeless Outreach Coordinator

State Representative Will Crocker, R-Centerville, is pleased to announce the Barnstable will be receiving the full funding of $50,000 for the Homeless Outreach Coordinator in Governor Baker’s budget even in the face of $320 million in line-item vetos.

Rep. Crocker secures $50,000 for Barnstable Homeless Outreach Coordinator

BOSTON – State Representative Will Crocker, R-Barnstable, is pleased to announce the Barnstable will be receiving the full funding of $50,000 for the Homeless Outreach Coordinator in Governor Baker’s budget even in the face of $320 million in line-item vetos.

Representative Crocker noted that the budget will provide Barnstable with $10,011,348 in Chapter 70 education aid and $2,101,329 in unrestricted state aid, along with Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School receiving $7,095,664 and Cape Cod Regional Technical High School receiving $2,149,167 in unrestricted state aid in Fiscal Year 2018.  The budget also includes the funding of $25,000 for a Homeless Outreach Coordinator, $100,000 for the Barnstable Fire Fighter Training Academy, $132.5 million for the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services which will continue the funding beds, treatment centers, lifesaving medications and recovery options in ongoing efforts to deal with the drug abuse epidemic, as well as $15 million for Early Childhood Development which is an increase of $4.1 million dollars from last year all of which Representative Crocker was able to secure for Barnstable. Additionally, Barnstable will now be able to access part of the $1 million dollars in funding for the expansion of the Housing Court to Cape Cod.

“The Fiscal Year 2018 budget that the Governor has signed continues to provide critical funding to our cities and towns for local schools and other essential municipal services,” said Representative Crocker.  “I’m proud to have supported these funding increases on behalf of the residents of Barnstable and am pleased to know that they carried over to the Governor’s budget.”