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

Budget Priority

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. Eligibility determinations are required by state and federal law to be performed accurately and within specified timeframes. This is workload that county human services agencies must perform and an appropriately funded eligibility workforce is essential to ensuring access to critical and life-saving health and human services programs.