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GASB 87 Recording – August Fiscal Committee Meeting

Recently released Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 87, Leases, outlines new requirements for lease accounting for governmental entities with significant impacts on financial statements.

The CDSS Fiscal Policy Bureau provided an overview of the impacts of GASB No. 87 to counties at the August CWDA Fiscal Committee meeting. This is a recording of that overview.

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

CWDA 2021 Annual Conference – Hybrid Event: Register Now!
October 13-15, 2021

In-Person Registration is SOLD OUT! Register for virtual and waitlist at the CWDA 2021 Annual Conference here.

REGISTRATION UPDATE: At this time we have reached our in-person capacity and are sold out. Should spots become available for in-person, they will be offered first to attendees who register for a virtual conference registration and who select they are interested in upgrading to in-person if the opportunity becomes available. If you would like this option, please continue to register for the virtual conference ticket and select ‘Yes’ when asked if you would like to attend in-person. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (916) 256-3861 or email registration@cwdaconference.org. Please click through the pages for updates on the conference, scheduled events, presenters, and more! Stay healthy and well.

Budget Priority

CWDA Letters on Key Issues in 2021-22 Budget Discussions

The County Welfare Directors Association respectfully urges your support for funding included in the Joint Legislative State Budget Plans for implementation of two important CalFresh policy changes. 
Simplifications to Improve Program Access 

Budget Priority

State Budget Update #3 Legislature Reaches 2021-22 Budget Deal

Last night the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees each voted to approve a 2021-22 budget agreement reached earlier this week between the two houses. Because the Senate and Assembly are already in agreement and have adopted identical budget plans, there will be no Budget Conference Committee this year. The focus now turns to negotiations with the Governor to reach a three-party budget deal that can be voted on by the full Senate and Assembly by the required June 15th deadline for the Legislature to adopt a budget. 

Blog Posts

Blog post Cathy Senderling-McDonald

As Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Expire, Californians Can Connect to County-Delivered Recovery Programs

Going to the grocery store, putting gas in the car. These everyday necessities would have been impossible for millions of Californians who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic were it not for the financial lifeline of federal unemployment benefits.

While most extensions and increases to these federal benefits expired September 4, 2021, affecting an estimated three million California workers, there are still opportunities to get help recovering from this crisis.