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Dept. of Transitional Assistance and Related Programs

4400-1000

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY18 $133,127,056 $133,127,056
FY17 $137,471,905 $134,461,326
FY16 $144,492,258 $138,750,111
FY15 $132,435,103 $126,324,008
FY14 $133,911,843 $126,823,665
FY13 $122,102,126 $113,868,997
FY12 $122,795,933 $112,620,093
FY11 $118,938,896 $105,970,505
FY10 $122,041,845 $106,620,052
FY09 $144,615,082 $125,109,425
FY08 $146,220,298 $124,751,012
FY07 $149,563,193 $123,038,675
FY06 $148,265,991 $118,881,903
FY05 $151,876,539 $117,344,080
FY04 $156,723,411 $117,556,865
FY03 $165,408,466 $121,393,732
FY02 $180,355,969 $129,510,636
FY01 $194,286,296 $137,086,312
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Funding for Dept. of Transitional Assistance and Related Programs
9.0%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Notes

  • Two line items funding Dept. of Transitional Assistance caseworker salaries and benefits were incorporated into the line item funding the Dept. of Transitional Assistance in FY03 and FY04. Caseworker salaries and benefits were re-distributed back to one of these separate line items starting in FY06. In FY10, $4.8 million was shifted to the Dept. of Housing and Community Development to a new line item funding the caseworkers working with homeless families.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) helps low-income individuals and families meet their basic needs. Administration funds operations and support services within both the central office and twenty transitional assistance offices around the state. Most job functions, apart from caseworkers, are funded through this line. Senior administration, program and project managers, lawyers, policy evaluation, IT, trainers, budget and finance, and all other support personnel are funded here.

DTA administers both federal and state-funded programs designed to increase quality of life. Programs include: TAFDC and the Employment Services Program, SNAP, the Emergency Food Assistance Program (food banks), Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children, as well as services aimed at teens and individuals suffering from domestic violence. The three main goals as stated by DTA are to: increase the personal and economic well-being of clients while providing the necessary benefits, reduce homelessness, and improve customer service.

The central office oversees all DTA functions, but the twenty-two transitional assistance offices are responsible for managing and monitoring the delivery of services to individual and family clients. Area offices provide case management, information, and referral services to clients. DTA is organized into four functional areas: 1) Field Operations, which oversee local offices and the eligibility unit, and is responsible for the delivery of services to recipients; 2) Change Management, which provides strategic planning of all change based initiatives; 3) Administration and Finance, which aims to operate effectively and efficiently and has recently consolidated within the ANF division; 4) Research, Planning, and Evaluation, which analyzing data, ensuring reports are on track, and looking to the future.

Updated February 2017

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $133,127,056 $133,127,056
FY18 Leg $133,127,056 $133,127,056
FY18 Sen $134,695,143 $134,695,143
FY18 SWM $134,695,143 $134,695,143
FY18 Hou $134,670,144 $134,670,144
FY18 HWM $134,670,144 $134,670,144
FY18 Gov $134,747,475 $134,747,475
FY17 $137,471,905 $134,461,326

Notes

  • Two line items funding Dept. of Transitional Assistance caseworker salaries and benefits were incorporated into the line item funding the Dept. of Transitional Assistance in FY03 and FY04. Caseworker salaries and benefits were re-distributed back to one of these separate line items starting in FY06. In FY10, $4.8 million was shifted to the Dept. of Housing and Community Development to a new line item funding the caseworkers working with homeless families.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.