CFSA’s Responses to Questions for the FY14 Communit
y Budget Briefing4/8/13
The budget chapter
includes an “Agency Submission” section which indicatesan overall increase of about $1M and a “Mayor’s Submission session, which
a reduction of $16.9M across multiple programs to align the budget
with the agency’s operational needs.”
Does this mean that the budget is $16Mless than the agency requested? Which programs will be impacted? How werethe programs whose funding would be reduced chosen? By how much was thefunding for each program reduced?
CFSA’s response a
the question arises from a review of the agency’s Table
in CFSA’s budget chapter
. If so, the FY13 approved budget was adjustedupward by approximately $292,000 as part of the FY14 Current Services FundingLevel (CSFL). The agency prepared a FY 2014 agency submission based on this
CSFL and the identified adjustments. Through the Mayor’s budget deliberations,the agency’s submission was adjusted downward by $16.
9 million. These
adjustments were taken primarily in the agency’s child placement budget toreflect the reduced number of children in care and the agency’s projection
s forchildren in care for FY14.
Contractual Services increase by $2.9M. The budget chapter explains that theincrease
is “based on projections for various agency initiatives.” What are
those initiatives? How much funding is allocated to each initiative?
The following are new agency investments for contractual services that supportCFSA
’s strategic agenda.
Mockingbird Enhancement- $500,000Foster Parent Crisis Teams- $600,000Post Reunification Services- $1 millionKinship Support- $400,000Pre-removal Legal Services- $125,000Trauma Grant Contractual Services- $522,000There were additional and nominal increases and decreases in the contractualservices budget that resulted in the net increase of $2.9 million.