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CWDA Submits May Revision Response to Legislature
Memo Details Critical Budget Priorities for County Human Services Agencies

The release of the Governor’s May Revision last Thursday brings into stark relief that which we all already knew – the COVID 19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our state budget and economy, not to mention the toll it has exacted on the health and personal economy of so many Californians.

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Budget Update #3: May Revision Summary

CWDA has posted Budget Update #3. This update contains a summary of key human services and health related changes of interest to county human services agencies proposed in the Governor’s May Revision, released on Thursday, May 14.

CWDA Budget Update #3 - 2020-21 May Revision

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CWDA Statement on Governor’s May Revise Proposal
Proposal Maintains Most Essential Assistance for Vulnerable Families; Federal Support Essential for Child Welfare Services

CWDA Executive Director Frank Mecca released a statement on the May Revise budget proposal released today by Governor Newsom.

Read the statement here:

CWDA Frank Mecca Statement on May Revise 5-14-2020

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CWDA Statement on Senate Budget Plan Released 5-12-20
Executive Director Frank Mecca Praises Approach, CWDA Ready to Assist Legislature, Governor

The California Senate today released a blueprint for approaching the state budget in light of significant revenue declines forecast by the Legislative Analyst’s Office and Department of Finance.

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State Must Prepare for Human Crisis to Persist Beyond COVID-19

Many of us are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic through stories in the news, our social media feeds or our sparing trips out of the house to buy groceries or take-out.  At CWDA, we have a different view of how the pandemic is unfolding — through the data and frontline experiences of our county human services programs serving vulnerable Californians and families.