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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 for 2.0 million of our state’s 7.4 million citizens. 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 six 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; 5) Increase organizational efficiency, performance and effectiveness and; 6) an employer of choice.

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 16,025,389,000
Net change from current biennium 2,002,473,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 14.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
8,024,751,679 970,380,679 General Fund - Federal 7,119,756,255 7,054,371,000 8,001,360,000
Juvenile Accountability Incentive - Federal
101,175,000 General Fund - Private/Local 118,504,923 101,175,000 96,807,000
Problem Gambling Account - Private/Local 25,000
6,470,147,000 150,000 General Fund - State 6,498,532,338 6,469,997,000 7,364,955,000
(13,681,000) Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 13,681,000 7,257,000
(239,433,000) State Building Construction Account - State 239,433,000 400,787,000
Criminal Justice Treatment Account - State 6,488,000
2,404,000 Domestic Violence Prevention Acct - State 1,953,538 2,404,000 2,404,000
Problem Gambling Account - State 725,000
WA Auto Theft Prevention Auth Acct - State 196,000
4,000,000 4,000,000 Administrative Contingency Account - State 5,400,000
4,558,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Account - State 2,672,817 4,558,000 4,544,000
Behavioral Health Innovation Acct - State
Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 27,241,000
103,128,000 103,128,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 128,608,000
133,360,000 Skilled Nursing Facility Net Trust - State 133,360,000 133,360,000 133,360,000
2,937,000 Long-Term Servs & Sup Trust Account - State 2,937,000 10,873,000
1,000,000 Developmental Dis Comm Service Acct - State 1,000,000 2,000,000
14,847,460,679 824,544,679 Total Appropriated Funds 14,043,462,871 14,022,916,000 16,024,347,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 713,215
Traumatic Brain Injury Account - Nonappropriated 1,042,000
4,518,000 4,518,000 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated 1,981,462
Foster Parent Shared Leave Pool - Nonappropriated 13,850
4,431,078 4,431,078 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 1,491,805
Institutional Stores Account - Nonappropriated 326,797
Children and Families Acct - Nonappropriated 53,535
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 1,864,600
8,949,078 8,949,078 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 6,445,265 1,042,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
11,482,583 11,482,583 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 5,642,357
226,572,362 226,572,362 State Building Construction Account - State 50,534,853
238,054,945 238,054,945 Total Appropriated Funds 56,177,210

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Children's Administration 996,998
Juvenile Rehabilitation 98,635,184
Mental Health 468,927,177 505,964,166 214,419,977 508,725,000 472,153,000
Developmental Disabilities 1,564,875,182 1,807,062,452 812,790,611 2,063,172,000 2,159,874,000
Long-Term Care 2,755,502,483 3,192,559,903 1,493,815,950 3,723,005,000 3,908,572,000
Economic Services Administration 1,140,932,877 1,075,725,829 444,752,532 1,114,409,000 1,115,610,000
Nothing
Vocational Rehabilitation 61,665,023 54,007,986 23,846,260 70,440,000 71,454,000
Administration/Supporting Services 53,578,303 61,566,050 28,843,446 55,161,000 53,827,000
Special Commitment Program 50,759,000 53,625,636 21,046,020 57,154,000 56,867,000
Payments to Other Agencies 60,248,641 57,248,595 25,958,744 93,997,000 92,925,000
Information System Services 21,528
Consolidated Field Services 47,943
Annual Total 6,255,123,871 6,807,760,617 3,066,540,011 7,686,063,000 7,931,282,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
57,644,932 0.41% (4,173,348,725) (29.7%) 5,743,044,372 58.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 16,806.4 16,124.6 15,680.4 16,933.7 16,563.9