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Restorations to the Governor's 2010 Supplemental Budget

Spending cuts the Governor proposes "buying back"

January 12, 2010 - GFS Dollars in Millions

K-12 Levy Equalization Increases 165.012
Basic Health Plan 160.575
Higher Education State Need Grant 146.435
Redesigned General Assistance - Unemployable Program 84.472
K-12 All-day Kindergarten, Gifted Program and Reading Corps 42.011 *
Working Connections Child Care Option 39.500
Maternity Support Services 28.050
Optional Medicaid Services 21.091
Developmental Disabilities/Long Term Care - Housekeeping and Offsite Laundry Services 18.339
Long Term Care/Developmental Disabilities - Homecare Agency Provider Services 14.095
Early Childhood Education Program (ECEAP) for 3-Year-Olds 10.500
Senior Citizens Services Act 6.967
Adult Hospice Care 6.161
Outpatient Drug Treatment and Detox Services 5.393
HIV/AIDS Client Services and AIDSNET Grants 4.859
Foster Care Rates 4.144
Outpatient Community Mental Health Services 4.137
Children's Apple Health Insurance 4.112
Mental Health - Inpatient Hospital 2.889
Developmental Disabilities Individual and Family Services 2.000
Middle School Career and Technical Education Program 1.943
Volunteer Chore Services 1.877
Crime Victims Compensation Program 1.545
Jail Services Funding for Mentally Ill Offenders 1.145
Children's Public Health Nurses 0.712
Aging Family Caregiver Support and Respite Care 0.628
Regional Law Enforcement Training 0.280
Grand Total 778.9

* Includes $33.567 million in Education Legacy Funds, reflected in fund transfers

K-12 Levy Equalization – $165,012,000
Restores the levy equalization program, which provides state financial support to districts with a lower than average property tax base. In addition, for the school districts requiring the highest rate of state match, the program is enhanced to provide additional state support during the three-year period when the maximum levy rate for all districts is increased.

Basic Health Plan – $160,575,000
Restores funding for the Basic Health Program, which will continue to offer health insurance for more than 60,000 Washingtonians.

Higher Education State Need Grant − $146,435,000
Restores the State Need Grant program. Eligibility is once again capped at 70 percent of the state's median family income, which will serve an additional 12,300 students. Grant awards are also restored to the levels in the enacted 2009–11 budget.

Redesigned General Assistance-Unemployable Program − $84,472,000
Redesigns the General Assistance-Unemployable program. Effective September 1, 2010, individuals will be able to access benefits for up to a maximum of six months per lifetime. Cash grants provided to individuals will be reduced to $250 per month.

K-12 All-day Kindergarten, Gifted Program and Reading Corps − $42,011,000

  • Restores funding for students from the 20 percent of school districts with the highest poverty levels who are served through all-day kindergarten programs.
  • Restores funding for nearly 23,000 students who participate in gifted programs across the state.
  • Restores funding for the Reading Corps program, which provides tutors and other specialists to students struggling to read. The benefits of this state investment are multiplied because the program uses volunteers in the classroom and leverages federal funds.

Working Connections Child Care Option − $39,500,000
Partially restores the Working Connections Child Care program, which provides payments for child care services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) clients and low-income, non-TANF parents who are working or participating in certain employment and training activities. Child care for families with seasonal employment, as well as homeless and teen parent populations, is also partially subsidized.

Maternity Support Services – $28,050,000
Restores the Maternity Support program, which provides services to more than 50,000 pregnant women at high risk of experiencing poor birth outcomes.

Optional Medicaid Services – $21,091,000
Restores services in the state Medicaid program that are considered optional by the federal government: dental, vision and podiatry services, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapies for adults.

Developmental Disabilities/Long-Term Care Housekeeping and Offsite Laundry Services – $18,339,000
Restores housekeeping and off-site laundry services for 42,000 elderly clients and persons with developmentally disabilities. Services average six hours per month to help people remain in their homes rather than in a setting with more assistance, such as a nursing home or Residential Habilitation Center.

Long-Term Care/Developmental Disabilities Homecare Agency Provider Services – $14,095,000
Restores homecare agency parity in wages and benefits with individual providers. Health benefits for agency providers will also be maintained at current levels.

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) for 3-Year-Olds – $10,500,000
Restores funding for more than 1,500 low-income, 3-year-old children in ECEAP programs across the state. This continues the historic expansion in ECEAP begun by the Governor in the 2007–09 budget.

Senior Citizens Services Act – $6,967,000
Restores funding for the Senior Citizens Services Act, which helps local Area Agencies on Aging provide meal assistance, transportation, in-home services and counseling.

Adult Hospice Care - $6,161,000
Restores this state Medicaid program, which provides end-of-life services for more than 2,600 adult clients.

Outpatient Drug Treatment and Detoxification Services - $5,393,000
Restores funding for chemical dependency and detoxification services for 12,800 clients.

HIV/AIDS Client Services and AIDSNET Grants - $4,859,000
Partially restores client services, which will receive a 20 percent reduction in funding (from the 44 percent reduction), while AIDSNET grants will receive a 25 percent reduction.

Foster Care Rates - $4,144,000
Restores funding for foster parents, who are paid for the basic care of a foster child, including room, board, clothing and personal incidental expenses.

Outpatient Community Mental Health Services - $4,137,000
Restores funding for outpatient services provided to Regional Support Networks for services and individuals not eligible for the federal Medicaid program. These networks provide outpatient services such as individual and family counseling, case management, day treatment, medication management, employment services, consultation and education, and other behavioral health care.

Children's Apple Health Insurance - $4,112,000
Restores the Apple Health program for Washington children, which will maintain eligibility levels at 300 percent of the federal poverty level. Because of the state's exceptional leadership in providing health care to children, Washington recently was awarded a bonus of $7,641,000 from the federal State Children's Health Insurance Program. This additional federal revenue, combined with $4,112,000 in state funding, will allow 16,000 children to continue receiving health insurance through Apple Health.

Mental Health - Inpatient Hospital - $2,889,000
Restores services for approximately 531 low-income and General Assistance-Unemployable individuals who are eligible for inpatient services through the Mental Health Division of the Department of Social and Health Services. These services include voluntary inpatient care in non-institutional hospitals.

Developmental Disabilities Individual and Family Services - $2,000,000
Partially restores the Individual and Family Support program for families of a person with a developmental disability, which will be restructured to include means testing. However, the funding will allow more families to continue to receive services. The program will still be frozen to new entries, but the annual benefit level will remain at $3,000 rather than be reduced to $2,250. The limit for annual family income will be $42,000 rather than $30,000.

Middle School Career and Technical Education Program - $1,943,000
Restores funding for the middle school career and technical education program, which will ensure students receive hands-on science and math-related learning opportunities that encourage interest in technical fields and help prepare students for more advanced study.

Volunteer Chore Services - $1,877,000
Restores the Volunteer Chore Services program, which coordinates 288,000 hours of volunteer services to allow elderly people to continue living at home.

Crime Victims Compensation − $1,545,000
Partially restores this program, including fee reimbursements in full to doctors and clinics that perform sexual assault forensic exams. Permanent partial disability awards are capped at $7,000; travel reimbursements are partially restored for clients who travel over 10 miles to a provider; and home and vehicle modifications are fully restored, which will benefit approximately 3,700 individuals.

Jail Services for Mentally Ill Offenders − $1,145,000
Restores funding for jail services for mentally ill offenders who are confined in a county or city jail. This also facilitates access to programs that offer mental health services to offenders upon release from confinement.

Children's Public Health Nurses - $712,000
Restores contracts with local public health departments to provide nurses for early intervention support services to address developmental and health care needs of 875 children.

Aging Family Caregiver Support and Respite Care - $628,000
Restores the Family Caregiver Support program, which provides mainly respite assistance to family members who care for a relative at home. This program has been shown to delay placement in a nursing home.

Regional Law Enforcement Training − $280,000
Restores funding for the Criminal Justice Training Commission, which will maintain training capacity for local law enforcement.