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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 554,000 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 long-term and rehabilitative health care in four 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 206,964,000
Net change from current biennium 14,304,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 7.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
110,672,894 3,052,894 General Fund - Federal 85,655,951 107,620,000 110,677,000
27,028,666 960,666 General Fund - Private/Local 25,142,265 26,068,000 26,669,000
708,000 Veteran Estate Management Account - Private/Local 658,964 708,000 709,000
48,981,000 General Fund - State 44,507,803 48,981,000 45,746,000
10,000 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 10,000 10,000 10,000
(8,665,000) State Building Construction Account - State 8,665,000 22,544,000
100,000 100,000 Veterans Innovations Program Acct - State
2,093,000 2,093,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 2,090,000
189,593,560 (2,458,440) Total Appropriated Funds 158,064,983 192,052,000 206,355,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(592,000) Veterans Stewardship Account - Nonappropriated 1,575,554 592,000 593,000
(16,000) Veterans' Emblem Account - Nonappropriated 16,000 16,000
Veterans' Shared Leave Pool - Nonappropriated 30,515
Veterans' Memorial Account - Nonappropriated 4,607
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 4
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 203,846
(608,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,814,526 608,000 609,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
3,482,719 3,482,719 General Fund - Federal 552,622
Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State
8,480,000 8,480,000 State Building Construction Account - State 3,879,944
200,000 200,000 Model Toxics Control Capital Accoun - State
12,162,719 12,162,719 Total Appropriated Funds 4,432,566

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 83,386,111 92,459,276 37,609,478 92,427,000 91,993,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
37,392,079 30.6% (29,571,784) (18.5%) 54,351,247 41.8%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 834.0 859.6 850.2 871.7 871.7