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Department of Veterans Affairs

RCW 43.60A

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a full range of services and assistance to Washington's nearly 552,000 veterans and their 2 million family members. The department is an advocate for veterans and their families and aggressively pursues all federal and state benefits and entitlements on their behalf. Services include rehabilitative health care in state veterans homes, war trauma and PTSD counseling, claims preparation, therapeutic conservation activities, homeless and transitional housing, services for justice-involved veterans and a State Veterans Cemetery.

Agency Mission

Serving those who served.
Request 180,869,000
Net change from current biennium 23,205,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 14.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
88,446,401 672,401 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 74,801,426 87,774,000 100,976,000
33,696,525 919,525 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 26,812,637 32,777,000 36,726,000
664,000 Veteran Estate Management Account - Private/Local 711,485 664,000 708,000
33,779,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 19,420,286 33,779,000 39,748,000
10,000 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 10,000 10,000 10,000
2,090,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 2,090,000 2,093,000
158,685,926 1,591,926 Total Appropriated Funds 121,755,834 157,094,000 180,261,000

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 58,699
(554,000) Veterans Stewardship Account - Nonappropriated 597,576 554,000 592,000
(16,000) Veterans' Emblem Account - Nonappropriated 16,000 16,000
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 755,125
Veterans' Memorial Account - Nonappropriated 6,000
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 336
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 156,356
(570,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,574,093 570,000 608,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
3,644,359 (1,107,641) General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 25,444,187 4,752,000 2,700,000
Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 196,208
5,993,282 (1,718) State Building Construction Account - State 16,923,234 5,995,000 9,606,000
9,637,641 (1,109,359) Total Appropriated Funds 42,563,630 10,747,000 12,306,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 64,520,659 76,254,426 33,954,860 89,844,000 91,025,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
18,588,995 17.8% (12,957,949) (10.5%) 70,659,714 64.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 730.4 796.3 841.3 859.7 859.7