Department of Children, Youth, and Families
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes
|Facilities One-Time Cost||0.0||1,256||837||2,093|
|Mandatory BRS Adjustment||0.0||1,250||545||1,795|
|Mandatory Caseload Adjustment||0.0||730||347||1,077|
|Mandatory Visitation Adjustment||0.0||468||225||693|
|Mandatory Workload Adjustment||16.9||2,880||393||3,273|
|2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes Total||16.9||6,584||2,347||8,931|
2017-19 Maintenance Comp Changes
|Early Achievers Deadlines||5,621||0||5,621|
|Quality Awards Forecast||90||0||90|
|Tiered Reimbursement Adjustment||771||0||771|
|2017-19 Maintenance Comp Changes Total||0.0||6,482||0||6,482|
|Total Maintenance Changes||16.9||13,066||2,347||15,413|
|2017-19 Maintenance Level||1,597.6||553,377||502,769||1,056,146|
2017-19 Policy Other Changes
|Increase BRS Rates & Bed Capacity||0.0||4,374||1,875||6,249|
|One-time Fund Swap||0.0||(19,090)||19,090||0|
|Child Care Equal Access||0.0||0||18,010||18,010|
|2017-19 Policy Other Changes Total||0.0||(14,019)||39,440||25,421|
2017-19 Policy Transfers Changes
|Domestic Violence Unit Transfer||(2.5)||(6,131)||(3,195)||(9,326)|
|2017-19 Policy Transfers Changes Total||(2.5)||(6,131)||(3,195)||(9,326)|
|Total Policy Changes||(2.5)||(20,150)||36,245||16,095|
|2017-19 Policy Level||1,595.1||533,227||539,014||1,072,241|
Funding is provided for one-time relocation and project costs to support the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Leased Facilities Strategic Plan.
Per Engrossed House Bill 2008, funding is provided for the new Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS) caseload and per-capita forecast based on the November 2018 forecast costs.
Funding is adjusted for the foster care and adoption support programs based on the November 2018 caseload and per-capita cost forecasts.
Per Engrossed House Bill 2008, funding is provided for the new court-ordered visitation services caseload and per-capita forecast based on the November 2018 forecast costs.
Per Engrossed House Bill 2008, funding is provided for the new Child Protective Services caseload and per-capita forecast based on the November 2018 forecast costs.
Additional assistance is necessary for subsidized child care providers to meet a level three Early Achievers rating by December 2019 (required by the Early Start Act of 2015). Funding is provided for an anticipated increased need for quality services, such as coaching and scholarships, and for new ratings and ongoing renewals performed by the University of Washington.
Quality improvement (QI) awards are directly tied to tiered reimbursement. This new forecast step adjusts funding for QI awards based on caseload and per-capita costs from the November 2018 forecast.
Tiered reimbursement awards are updated based on caseload and per-capita costs from the November 2018 forecast.
A rate increase is provided to Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS) providers. This rate increase supports financial solvency, attracts staff capable of delivering quality therapeutic treatment and reduces the average length of stay for youth. It also allows providers to maintain current bed capacity and support future federal accreditation requirements for Title IV-E funding.
There is a one-time reduction of unallocated General Fund-State fund balance that will be offset by using increased federal Child Care Development Funds.
Funding is provided for the ongoing cost of new leases that are necessary to support the DCYF Leased Facilities Strategic Plan.
Funding is provided to cover the costs of new space for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) headquarters. These increases reflect leadership staffing expansion necessary to implement Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1661, which created the agency.
Federal law requires that payment rates for child care are sufficient to ensure equal access to various child care settings for all eligible children. This item increases the tiered reimbursement (TR) rates for child care center providers. The level three TR rate is increased by 7 percent and the level four TR rate is increased by 4 percent. The intent is to reduce the gap between subsidy and private pay with a focus on incentivizing quality improvement.
This is a net zero transfer wherein FTEs and funding for the Domestic Violence Unit and its associated programs are transferred from the Department of Children, Youth and Families to the Department of Social and Health Services.