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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, 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) 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 2,230,019,000
Net change from current biennium 709,540,639 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 46.7% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 729,785,182 717,962,005 318,460,755 740,093,000 734,030,000
General Fund - Private/Local 946,742 1,850,099 377,279 2,637,000 2,637,000
General Fund - State 394,433,864 327,363,276 132,475,174 370,477,000 377,741,000
Disaster Response Account - State 12,126,893 (12,126,893)
Domestic Violence Prevention Account - State 965,496 946,556 323,218 1,202,000 1,202,000
Administrative Contingency Account - State 2,000,000 2,000,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 14,632,000 13,377,000 3,243,000
State Agency Office Relocation Pool Account - Nonappropriated 169,593 100,000
Annual Total 1,140,932,877 1,075,725,829 444,752,532 1,114,409,000 1,115,610,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
91,989,230 4.3% (701,395,435) (31.6%) 709,540,639 46.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 4,286.2 4,044.6 3,707.0 4,059.7 4,057.8