CSAC Bulletin Article

Health and Human Services 09/23/2011

Realignment Implementation News

The Department of Finance (DOF) released allocation schedules to the State Controller for disbursing 2011 realignment funds. On September 16, the DOF submitted schedules for 2011-12 for the following accounts within the Health and Human Services Account:

  • Adult Protective Services Subaccount
  • Foster Care Assistance Subaccount
  • Foster Care Administration Subaccount
  • Child Welfare Services Subaccount
  • Adoptions Subaccount
  • Child Abuse Prevention Subaccount
  • Adoption Assistance Program Subaccount
  • Women and Children’s Residential Treatment Services Subaccount
  • Drug Court Subaccount
  • Nondrug Medi-Cal Substance Abuse Treatment Services Subaccount
  • Drug Medi-Cal Subaccount

The schedules detail disbursements for every county for September, October and November 2011. The allocations may be refined as the year progresses. In particular, the Drug Medi-Cal and the Adoptions Subaccount may be altered in subsequent schedules as additional information becomes available. Updated allocations will be due to the Controller by December 15, 2011.

Additionally, DOF released an allocation schedule for the CalWORKs MOE Subaccount on September 22. The allocation schedule details the amount each county will receive from the sales tax and VLF revenues that would have otherwise been deposited into the Local Revenue Fund for mental health services. An updated CalWORKs MOE Subaccount allocation schedule will be released in January 2012.

County health and human services departments should have received these allocation letters directly from the state. Copies of the letters, with county-by-county disbursements are posted on the CSAC website.

HHS Policy Committee to Meet September 28

The CSAC Health and Human Services Policy Committee will meet via conference call on Wednesday, September 28 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Committee will welcome the Undersecretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, David Maxwell-Jolly, to speak on the California Health Benefits Exchange. Other topics include a legislative and budget update, and an update on 2011 realignment and county allocations (see above for more information on the allocations). 

For more information on attending the meeting via conference call, please email Amanda Yang at ayang@counties.org. 

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