2022 State Budget Updates
Updates Issued In February 2022

Budget Priority

The County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) and the Service Employees International Union State Council (SEIU) request your support for full funding for the Resource Family Approval (RFA) process, a state-mandated activity passed as part of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) that helps relatives and non-related individuals become approved foster caregivers. The current estimate of these costs is $100 million General Fund (GF) annually, although we are in the process of gathering specific cost data for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the year of CCR costs that are being reconciled now. These costs have been fronted by counties for years without reimbursement due to a disputed interpretation of the constitutional requirements of Proposition 30, as set forth below.