Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 7/1/18

State assessments

Accompanying the local aid distributions on the State’s Cherry Sheet are charges to the City from the Commonwealth. The City expects to be assessed $287.4 million by the Commonwealth in FY19, $22.9 million over the previous year.

Aside from the assessments for Charter School Tuition and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) state assessment growth is relatively small. In accordance with Proposition 2 1/2, these charges, except for Charter School Tuition, cannot increase by more than 2.5% annually on a statewide basis.

MBTA Assessment


FY16 Actual FY17 Actual FY18 Budget FY19 Budget
82,998,018 83,822,948 85,895,225 88,209,579

Other State assessments


FY16 Actual FY17 Actual FY18 Budget FY19 Budget
Total 4,789,935 4,805,273 4,856,159 4,902,471