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May Revision Budget Memo re: Emergency Services and Disaster Response for Human Services Agencies
Updates Issued In May 2022

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), Children Now, United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), and the Service Employees International Union California (SEIU) are pleased to see new investments proposed in the area of emergency preparedness and response, including $400,000 in ongoing General Fund (GF) to develop strategies and resources to help older adults, individuals with disabilities, family care givers, and local partners prepare for and respond to state emergencies and natural disasters.

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State Budget Update #2 May Revision 2022-23 Budget
Updates Issued In May 2022

Governor Newsom released the May Revision to his proposed 2022-23 budget on Friday, May 13th. The following budget update summarizes what we know so far about the proposals and issues of interest in the health and human services area. CWDA staff will continue to keep you updated as we learn more details and as budget actions are taken in the Legislature.

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May Revision Budget Memo: Funding For County Eligibility Operations
Updates Issued In May 2022

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) appreciate the collaboration and hard work of the Legislature and Administration throughout the budget process. The Administration’s proposed May Revision contains important investments to boost low-income Californians and our most vulnerable children and families. However, the budget as proposed does not adequately fund county human service agencies for their critical eligibility work.

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Adult Protective Services And Public Administrators/ Guardians/ Conservators : Support $4.6 Million State Funding for Training
Updates Issued In May 2022

Our Coalition of the undersigned respectfully urges your support of the budget proposal by the California Elder Justice Coalition (CEJC), California Commission on Aging (CCoA), County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) and California Association of Public Administrators/Public Guardians/Public Conservators (CAPAPGPC) to build upon the existing, and effective, APS Training Program.

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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.