Government Affairs

Legislative Relations

Washington state has a two-year budget, which is made up of three spending areas:

  • Capital budget pays for buying and maintaining public buildings and lands.
  • Transportation budget pays for projects that help ensure our roads and public transportation systems move goods and people effectively throughout the state.
  • Operating budget pays for day-to-day operations for the state, such as public education, public safety, human services and higher education.
Information on how the state budget is created

DCYF’s work is funded with state, federal and private dollars.  

May 4, 2021
End of Session Wrap Up Presentation

April 2, 2021
Mid-Session Budget Overview

January 5, 2021
Governor’s Proposed Budget Overview

September 22, 2020
Budget and Policy Submitted Proposals Webinar

June 3, 2020
Budget Webinar

May 20, 2020
Budget Update Webinar

March 2, 2020
Legislative Update Webinar

January 8, 2020
Governors 2020 Supplemental Budget Proposal Webinar

December 9, 2019
Vendor Reimbursement Rate Increase Process Webinar

October, 11, 2019
DCYF Legislative Update Webinar

August 9, 2019
DCYF Legislative Update Webinar

May 10, 2019
DCYF 2019 Legislative Session Recap

April 5, 2019
DCYF Stakeholder Legislative Update

DCYF 2021-2023 Biennial Budget

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) biennial budget for 2021-2023 is on the Office of Financial Management website. Information about DCYF’s operating budget begins on page 275 with Section 226 of the bill.

DCYF 2022 Supplemental Budget

DCYF has submitted the following Decision Packages (DPs) for inclusion in the 2022 Supplemental Budget: