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DHS Budget Information

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The budget covers two fiscal years, which is a biennium. The biennium begins on July 1 of an odd-numbered year and ends on June 30 of the next odd-numbered year (for example, July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015).

The budget development process occurs in three major phases: 

  1. Agency Request
  2. Governor's Recommended Budget
  3. Legislatively Adopted Budget

The DHS budget is organized around six program areas:

  • Aging and People with Disabilities
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
  • Child Welfare
  • Self Sufficiency Programs
  • Vocational Rehabilitaion
  • Agency Administration​
​See all 2015-17 DHS budget documents ​​