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Provide support services to children and families

Strategy: Provide support services to children and families

Agency: 305 - Department of Veterans Affairs

A001 - Administrative Services

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Administrative Services unit provides legislative, stakeholder, public, and federal Veterans' Administration (VA) coordination for the department. It is also the center of strategic planning and provides centralized support for all of the department's products and services, including budget, accounting, and payroll services; human resources; and publications and information services.

Headquarters

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 19.9 19.9 19.9
001 - General Fund
State 4,088,000 4,119,000 8,207,000
042 - Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions
State 5,000 5,000 10,000
213 - Veterans' Emblem Account
Non-Appropriated 8,000 8,000 16,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 93,000 92,000 185,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 19.9 19.9 19.9
GFS 4,088,000.0 4,119,000.0 8,207,000.0
Other 106,000.0 105,000.0 211,000.0
Totals 4,194,000.0 4,224,000.0 8,418,000.0
Expected Results

Administrative Services provides management and strategic direction to ensure that agency priorities align with statewide priorities. It ensures quality policy options, program design, and performance tracking. As a result, DVA's customer focused work environment builds capacity, fosters leadership, and bolsters credibility.

A002 - Institutional Services

DVA operates veterans’ homes in Spokane, Retsil, and Orting, with a combined residential capacity of 575. These facilities offer skilled nursing and long-term care for honorably discharged veterans (and some spouses) who are or may likely become disabled and medically indigent. At Orting, domiciliary services (independent living) is also provided. The homes use an interdisciplinary team approach to providing nursing, clinic, rehabilitative therapy, therapeutic activity, and social services. Ninety-four percent (94%) of the cost for these services is recovered from federal and local sources.

Institutional Services

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 764.7 764.7 764.7
001 - General Fund
State 13,379,000 14,565,000 27,944,000
Federal 42,728,000 42,751,000 85,479,000
Local 14,304,000 14,433,000 28,737,000
001 - General Fund Totals 70,411,000 71,749,000 142,160,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 732,000 732,000 1,464,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 764.7 764.7 764.7
GFS 13,379,000.0 14,565,000.0 27,944,000.0
Other 57,764,000.0 57,916,000.0 115,680,000.0
Totals 71,143,000.0 72,481,000.0 143,624,000.0
Expected Results

Provide high quality, long-term care services to Washington veterans at the least possible cost to the state. Performance at the homes will meet or exceed national nursing home quality of care ratings published through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Satisfy customer needs as supported by the results of a semi-annual resident survey.

A003 - Veterans Disability Services and Support

The Veterans Disability and Claims Support program delivers critical services to the state's vulnerable veteran population living in both urban and rural areas. This network provides advocacy services and representation to ensure that veterans and their family members are able to understand and navigate the complicated federal system. The role of the federal Veterans' Administration is to adjudicate; it does not provide community claims support. DVA operates a statewide network that includes 34 contracted professional licensed war trauma counselors and 100 contracted service officers to provide disability claims services.

Field Services

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 3.3 3.3 3.3
001 - General Fund
State 300,000 300,000 600,000
10K - Veterans Innovations Program Acct
State 50,000 50,000 100,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.3 3.3 3.3
GFS 300,000.0 300,000.0 600,000.0
Other 50,000.0 50,000.0 100,000.0
Totals 350,000.0 350,000.0 700,000.0
Expected Results

The result of this activity is to maximize federal dollars coming into Washington State. In a typical year, 60,000 veterans receive services. Federal VA pension and disability payments into Washington State have increased from $958.5 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2005 to $1.014 billion in Federal Fiscal Year 2006.

A004 - Veterans Community-Based Services

The Veterans' community-based program incorporates an agency division and a statewide network of veteran groups that perform veteran outreach and reintegration services. Outreach includes claims assistance, financial assistance, homeless prevention, incarcerated veteran reintegration, estate management, post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, and conservation corps participation.

Field Services

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 63.3 63.3 63.3
001 - General Fund
State 6,302,000 6,470,000 12,772,000
Federal 2,230,000 2,205,000 4,435,000
Local 2,450,000 2,508,000 4,958,000
001 - General Fund Totals 10,982,000 11,183,000 22,165,000
08V - Veterans Stewardship Account
State 150,000 150,000 300,000
Non-Appropriated 52,000 54,000 106,000
08V - Veterans Stewardship Account Totals 202,000 204,000 406,000
11V - Veteran Estate Management Account
Local 350,000 358,000 708,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 222,000 222,000 444,000

Veteran's Cemetery Services

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 9.0 9.0 9.0
001 - General Fund
State 100,000 100,000 200,000
Federal 333,000 355,000 688,000
001 - General Fund Totals 433,000 455,000 888,000
08V - Veterans Stewardship Account
Non-Appropriated 238,000 248,000 486,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 72.3 72.3 72.3
GFS 6,402,000.0 6,570,000.0 12,972,000.0
Other 6,025,000.0 6,100,000.0 12,125,000.0
Totals 12,427,000.0 12,670,000.0 25,097,000.0
Expected Results

Lower the King County veteran recidivism rate. Meet a rising level of veterans with PTSD symptoms returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Decrease the homeless veteran population and increase veteran participation in employment and training services. Meet the increase in clients served by the Veterans Estate Management Program.