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Now Open!! CWDA 2024 Conference Registration

The CWDA 2024 Annual Conference being held October 9 - 11 in San Diego, CA is now open!

Sponsors: If interested in sponsorship, please contact Lori Oates: sponsorship@cwdaconference.org or fill out our sponsorship commitment form


Budget Update #4 – Final Budget Agreement

The Governor, Senate Pro Tem McGuire, and Assembly Speaker Rivas announced on Saturday, June 22, 2024 that they have reached a final agreement on the 2024-25 budget. The Legislature will be voting on the budget bills and budget trailer bills this week, which will go to the Governor for signature prior to the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.


Budget Update #3 – Legislature’s Budget Plan

The Assembly and Senate have reached a two-party budget agreement and took actions in their respective budget committees today to adopt the plan. We do not yet know the timing of the next steps of the process – when there will be a full Senate and Assembly vote on the budget plan and when legislative leadership negotiations with the Governor will begin in earnest (and whether there will be a three-party final budget deal prior to June 15t h) . We will continue to keep you posted as we learn more about the process and timing.


Opposition to Child Welfare Cuts in the May Revision

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the Urban Counties of California (UCC), and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) are strongly opposed to the May Revision proposals
that would eliminate funding for caregiver approvals and the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) program.

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With New Plan, CWDA Deepens Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As I stepped into the role of CWDA’s Executive Director in January 2021, our state and our county human services agencies were grappling with several interrelated crises.  One was the devastation, fear and human loss of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our county staff were on the front lines, meeting a surge of need and witnessing the devastating impact of the virus on communities long excluded from the basic foundations of health – quality housing, nutrition, preventive care and more.