State Budget Priorities


State Budget Priorities

Each year, CWDA works with its Board of Directors and its committee members to set budget priorities that will improve the well-being of children, families and individuals served by the human services system and to align public policy with the needs of populations and communities across the state.

Click on the sections below to find an overview of our budget priorities, periodic budget updates and more specific information on budget priorities contained in budget memos and fact sheets.


2017-18 Budget Updates

CWDA issues Budget Updates that include information about the Governor’s proposals, budget subcommittee actions, Budget Conference Committee actions, leadership negotiations, and Governor’s vetoes. 

Budget Priority

Oppose Ending CCI, County IHSS MOE & Shifting IHSS Collective Bargaining to Counties

CWDA and several other county associations, including CSAC, oppose dismantling the CCI, the county IHSS MOE, and shifting IHSS collective bargaining to counties as proposed by the Administration that would resul in more than $623 million in increased county costs above the amount that counties are dedicating to their current MOE obligations in 2017-18. The following letters outline our collective concerns.

Budget Priority

Establish Home Safe: Homelessness Prevention for Vulnerable Seniors

CWDA is seeking $10 million State General Fund to establish Home Safe, a homelessness prevention and rapid re‑housing demonstration grant program for victims of elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect. This proposed one‑time augmentation would allow 10 participating counties to demonstrate over three years how providing short-term housing crisis intervention can help reduce the incidence and risk of homelessness among California’s older adults.