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Reach Out and Read Program and Related Programs

3000-7070

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $14,541,999 $14,541,999
FY17 $13,742,964 $13,441,999
FY16 $23,238,387 $22,314,890
FY15 $19,043,641 $18,164,890
FY14 $20,024,838 $18,964,890
FY13 $20,282,503 $18,914,890
FY12 $20,920,250 $19,186,633
FY11 $21,338,227 $19,011,633
FY10 $21,785,487 $19,032,568
FY09 $15,275,907 $13,215,495
FY08 $17,467,098 $14,902,433
FY07 $18,768,324 $15,439,826
FY06 $14,861,403 $11,916,097
FY05 $6,676,437 $5,158,403
FY04 $6,665,855 $5,000,000
FY03 $5,693,277 $4,178,312
FY02 $9,982,567 $7,168,316
FY01 $5,540,156 $3,909,074
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Funding for Reach Out and Read Program and Related Programs
16.7%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for the Mass. Family Networks program, the Parent-Child Home Program, the Reach Out and Read program and support for improved child care quality moved in and out of several line items, so these line items are grouped together.
  • From FY01-FY05, funding for the Reach Out and Read Program was a $500,000 earmark in the Early Literacy Grant Programs line item (7030-1003) in the Dept. of Education, but that funding is not included in this group. From FY01-FY05, the Mass. Family Networks program was funded by an earmark in the Office of Early Education (7030-1000), but that funding is not included in this group. In FY07, the Mass. Family Networks line item also funded the Parent-Child Home program. In FY08-FY09, funding for the Reach Out and Read program was a $1 million earmark in the Family Support and Engagement line item, and an earmark in FY10-FY11 without a specified amount. From FY08-FY11, the Services for Infants and Parents (Family Support and Engagement) line item funded the Mass. Family Networks program, the Parent-Child Home program, and Reach Out and Read. Starting in FY12, the Services for Infants and Parents (Family Support and Engagement) line item funded Mass. Family Networks, Parent-Child Home, and child care quality improvement.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

Funding for Reach Out and Read was eliminated through a mid-year cut of $1,000,000 to the FY 2017 budget. Reach out and Read funds an early literacy and school readiness program by partnering with doctors to give out free books and encourage families to read together.

The Reach out and Read initiative stems from research highlighting the positive impact reading to infants and toddlers can have on a child's educational achievement in school. The program builds off the relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children. The program begins at six months of age and continues through age five, with emphasis on children living in poverty and in under-performing school districts.

Medical providers are trained in the three part Reach Out and Read model: 1) doctors and nurses speak with parents in the exam room about the importance of reading and offer age-appropriate tips; 2) pediatric primary care providers give each child a book to take home; and 3) the waiting room has children's books and displays information about literacy. Where possible, volunteer readers model techniques for parents while reading and engaging children.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $14,541,999 $14,541,999
FY18 Leg $14,541,999 $14,541,999
FY18 Sen $13,692,000 $13,692,000
FY18 SWM $13,442,000 $13,442,000
FY18 Hou $14,541,999 $14,541,999
FY18 HWM $14,141,999 $14,141,999
FY18 Gov $13,441,999 $13,441,999
FY17 $13,742,964 $13,441,999

Notes

  • Funding for the Mass. Family Networks program, the Parent-Child Home Program, the Reach Out and Read program and support for improved child care quality moved in and out of several line items, so these line items are grouped together.
  • From FY01-FY05, funding for the Reach Out and Read Program was a $500,000 earmark in the Early Literacy Grant Programs line item (7030-1003) in the Dept. of Education, but that funding is not included in this group. From FY01-FY05, the Mass. Family Networks program was funded by an earmark in the Office of Early Education (7030-1000), but that funding is not included in this group. In FY07, the Mass. Family Networks line item also funded the Parent-Child Home program. In FY08-FY09, funding for the Reach Out and Read program was a $1 million earmark in the Family Support and Engagement line item, and an earmark in FY10-FY11 without a specified amount. From FY08-FY11, the Services for Infants and Parents (Family Support and Engagement) line item funded the Mass. Family Networks program, the Parent-Child Home program, and Reach Out and Read. Starting in FY12, the Services for Infants and Parents (Family Support and Engagement) line item funded Mass. Family Networks, Parent-Child Home, and child care quality improvement.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.