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Economic Services Administration - Dept of Social and Health Services

RCW Chapters 26.09, 26.18, 26.19, 26.21A, 26.26, 43.20A, 43.20B, 74.04, 74.09A, 74.12, 74.20, and 74.20A

The Economic Services Administration (ESA) provides services that help people meet basic needs and become self-sufficient. ESA core services focus on: 1) Poverty Reduction and Self-sufficiency – Helping low-income people meet their basic needs and achieve economic independence through cash grants, food and medical assistance, and employment-focused services; 2) Child Support Services – Ensuring parents live up to the responsibility of supporting their children and improving the self-sufficiency of families through paternity establishment and increased financial and medical support; 3) Financial Recovery – Using administrative collection processes, remedies, and tools to collect other debts owed to the department and other state agencies. Helps programs meet current expenditures and provide financial assistance, medical care, and other benefits and services to those in need; and 4) Disability Determination Services (DDS) – Determining whether individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits have a disability that prevents them from working. Under contract with the Social Security Administration, DDS determines whether individuals qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration and medical services.

Agency Mission

To transform lives by empowering individuals and families to thrive.
Request 2,235,115,000
Net change from current biennium 676,598,282 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 43.4% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 676,396,330 697,608,030 298,864,034 726,964,000 735,638,000
General Fund - Private/Local 779,144 710,857 222,643 2,741,000 2,675,000
General Fund - State 391,314,000 362,112,969 174,831,123 365,563,000 372,776,000
Domestic Violence Prevention Account - State 1,002,000 1,002,000
Administrative Contingency Account - State 17,000,000 5,400,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 14,632,000 3,658,000 13,377,000 13,377,000
State Agency Office Relocation Pool Account - Nonappropriated 477,063
Information Technology Investment Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 5,099,930
Annual Total 1,090,589,404 1,080,940,919 477,575,800 1,109,647,000 1,125,468,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
112,192,737 5.5% (580,314,564) (27.1%) 676,598,282 43.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 4,500.5 4,374.0 4,469.7 4,184.1 4,188.2