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Last Updated: 10/13/2021

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 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 19.9 19.9 19.9
001 - General Fund
State 3,966,000 3,791,000 7,757,000
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
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 19.9 19.9 19.9
GFS 3,966,000.0 3,791,000.0 7,757,000.0
Other 13,000.0 13,000.0 26,000.0
Totals 3,979,000.0 3,804,000.0 7,783,000.0
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 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 773.7 773.7 773.7
001 - General Fund
State 10,991,000 12,510,000 23,501,000
Federal 53,555,000 52,717,000 106,272,000
Local 10,901,000 10,893,000 21,794,000
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 2,250,000 2,250,000
001 - General Fund Totals 77,697,000 76,120,000 153,817,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 773.7 773.7 773.7
GFS 10,991,000.0 12,510,000.0 23,501,000.0
Other 66,706,000.0 63,610,000.0 130,316,000.0
Totals 77,697,000.0 76,120,000.0 153,817,000.0
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 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 3.3 3.3 3.3
001 - General Fund
State 300,000 300,000 600,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 3.3 3.3 3.3
GFS 300,000.0 300,000.0 600,000.0
Other
Totals 300,000.0 300,000.0 600,000.0
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 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 73.8 73.8 73.8
001 - General Fund
State 7,821,000 7,578,000 15,399,000
Federal 2,207,000 2,205,000 4,412,000
Local 2,450,000 2,509,000 4,959,000
001 - General Fund Totals 12,478,000 12,292,000 24,770,000
08V - Veterans Stewardship Account
Non-Appropriated 49,000 54,000 103,000
11V - Veteran Estate Management Account
Local 359,000 358,000 717,000

Veteran's Cemetery Services

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 9.0 9.0 9.0
001 - General Fund
State 85,000 101,000 186,000
Federal 355,000 355,000 710,000
001 - General Fund Totals 440,000 456,000 896,000
08V - Veterans Stewardship Account
Non-Appropriated 248,000 248,000 496,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 82.8 82.8 82.8
GFS 7,906,000.0 7,679,000.0 15,585,000.0
Other 5,668,000.0 5,729,000.0 11,397,000.0
Totals 13,574,000.0 13,408,000.0 26,982,000.0
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.