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Budget Update #4- Legislature Enacts Final 2022-2023 Budget Agreement & Budget Matrix
Updates Issued In June 2022

The Legislature worked well into the evening on Wednesday, passing a series of bills containing the final budget agreement negotiated between Legislative leaders and the Governor. The bills include one that amends to the budget bill passed by the Legislature in mid-June (commonly called Budget Bill Jr.) and several budget trailer bills containing necessary statutory changes to implement provisions of the budget. These bills now move to the Governor for his signature, in time for the start of the 2022-23 fiscal year on July 1.

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

CWDA 2022 Annual Conference: Register Now!
October 12-14, 2022

Registration is NOW OPEN! Register for the in-person CWDA 2022 Annual Conference here.

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May Revision Budget Memo-Written Testimony Related to Health and Human Services Programs
Updates Issued In May 2022

Due to the limited time available for public testimony during the budget subcommittee hearings, the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) is submitting written testimony regarding proposals for investment that we support. We believe these proposals will provide critical support to the children, families, and adults whom county human services agencies also serve and they merit strong consideration.

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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.

Blog Posts

Blog post Cathy Senderling-McDonald

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.