Legislative & Federal Relations

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.  

DCYF 2019-2021 Biennial Budget Request

Secretary Ross Hunter submitted the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) biennial budget for 2019-2021 to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) on September 17, 2018.  Read Secretary Hunter's DCYF submission letter and the decision packages listed below.  

DCYF 2019-2021 Decision Packages 

2020 Legislative Budget

January 8, 2020
Governors 2020 Supplemental Budget Proposal Webinar

2019 Legislative Budget

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

December 19, 2018
Governor’s Budget Webinar

October 4, 2018
2019 DCYF Legislative Session Webinar

September 12, 2018
2019 DCYF Legislative Session Webinar

August 7th, 2018
DCYF Legislative Session Stakeholder Webinar

DCYF 2018 Supplemental Budget Request

Full Request Document

Recommendations Summary

Maintenance requests:
Policy requests:

Federal Relations