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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. 

Budget Priority

Human Services Programs – CWDA May Revision Memo #3

The May Revision includes a $68.3 million reduction, about 11 percent, to the Eligibility component of the Single Allocation in 2021-22. This is the funding that counties use to process applications for CalWORKs, redetermine eligibility, and provide case maintenance. This reduction is due both to revised caseload assumptions in the May Revision, and a more technical aspect of the budgeting methodology that shifts eligibility costs between CalWORKs and CalFresh.

Blog Posts

Blog post Cathy Senderling-McDonald

A path for California to confront disparities in child welfare

What if families had the support they need to stay together and prevent their children from entering foster care?