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Dept of Social and Health Services

RCW 28.A.10, 43.20, 43.20A, 72.01, 72.36, 74.04, 74.15

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is Washington’s largest state agency. In any given month, DSHS provides some type of shelter, care, protection, or support to 2.4 million of our state’s 7.4 million people. DSHS is divided into five direct service administrations (Aging and Long Term Support Administration, Behavioral Health Administration, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Economic Services Administration, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation) and two support administrations (Facilities, Finance, and Analytics Administration and Services and Enterprise Support Administration). DSHS’ goal and commitment is captured in the following five themes – 1) Prepare for aging Washingtonians; 2) Support people in our care and custody; 3) Serve people in their home community; 4) Provide a pathway out of poverty and become healthier and; 5) Increase organizational efficiency, performance and effectiveness.

Agency Mission

The Department of Social and Health Services is tied together by a single mission: to transform lives. Each administration within DSHS has a refined focus on this mission.
Request 14,115,272,000
Net change from current biennium 1,258,855,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 9.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
7,265,661,000 585,206,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 7,312,094,657 6,680,455,000 7,130,956,000
Juvenile Accountability Incentive - Federal 119,458
150,700,000 13,563,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 146,265,225 137,137,000 104,918,000
25,000 25,000 Problem Gambling Account - Private/Local 37,710
6,418,005,000 627,571,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 6,321,038,115 5,790,434,000 6,636,366,000
6,488,000 6,488,000 Criminal Justice Treatment Account - State 12,478,000
1,002,000 1,002,000 Domestic Violence Prevention Acct - State 1,847,715 2,004,000
725,000 725,000 Problem Gambling Account - State 1,316,663
Home Security Fund Account - State
Reinvesting in Youth Account - State
196,000 196,000 WA Auto Theft Prevention Auth Acct - State 196,000
5,400,000 5,400,000 Administrative Contingency Account - State 17,000,000
4,540,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Account - State 3,653,246 4,540,000 4,540,000
Child and Family Reinvestment Accou - State
Behavioral Health Innovation Acct - State 6,777,000
28,486,000 28,486,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 41,087,811
128,608,000 18,117,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 110,491,000 103,128,000
133,360,000 Skilled Nursing Facility Net Trust - State 133,360,000 133,360,000 133,360,000
14,143,196,000 1,286,779,000 Total Appropriated Funds 13,997,271,601 12,856,417,000 14,115,272,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 2,764,589
Assisted Living Fac Temp Mgmt Acct - Nonappropriated 505,500
1,927,000 1,927,000 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
Adult Family Home Account - Nonappropriated 505,500
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 11,267,791
Institutional Stores Account - Nonappropriated 219,127
CSO DCFS Administrator's Account - Nonappropriated 73,866
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 2,011,166
1,927,000 1,927,000 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 17,347,538

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
11,804,940 199,940 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 3,917,785 11,605,000 10,380,000
137,881,976 293,976 State Building Construction Account - State 42,751,283 137,588,000 361,198,000
149,686,916 493,916 Total Appropriated Funds 46,669,068 149,193,000 371,578,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Children's Administration 608,671,527 623,380,579 1,366,476
Juvenile Rehabilitation 93,022,083 96,581,536 38,790,744
Mental Health 1,226,095,741 1,319,338,027 207,937,242 525,967,000 543,902,000
Developmental Disabilities 1,335,471,939 1,448,572,484 641,188,301 1,782,625,000 1,956,261,000
Long-Term Care 2,300,255,982 2,501,035,113 1,114,164,655 3,122,832,000 3,440,495,000
Economic Services Administration 1,090,589,404 1,080,940,919 477,575,800 1,109,647,000 1,125,468,000
Alcohol And Substance Abuse 415,370,973 428,096,491 (176)
Vocational Rehabilitation 68,420,019 70,207,363 27,931,095 72,593,000 74,734,000
Administration/Supporting Services 53,229,374 60,407,623 23,911,693 69,790,000 65,072,000
Special Commitment Program 42,249,960 48,770,000 21,016,919 56,923,000 57,282,000
Payments to Other Agencies 105,300,879 115,195,347 25,935,847 54,960,000 56,721,000
Information System Services 424,402
Consolidated Field Services 8,951
Annual Total 7,338,677,880 7,792,525,482 2,580,251,950 6,795,337,000 7,319,935,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,948,673,359 16.2% (3,639,537,548) (26.0%) 3,742,494,568 36.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 18,782.0 19,315.9 16,898.3 16,644.6 17,108.6