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2001 Legislative Session: Major Initiatives and the 2001-2003 Budget
The budget: Funding history and news

The legislatively adopted budget
Why the budget grows
Funding history
Sources of funds for the Department of Human Service
2001-2003 General Fund budget by division
2001-2003 Total Fund budget by division
2001-2003 General Fund expenditures by type
2001-2003 Total Fund expenditures by type


The legislatively adopted budget

The Legislature approved a 2001-2003 budget based on the Department's configuration prior to the current reorganization, which was contained in House Bill 2294 and signed by the Governor in August 2001.

The following pages provide budget history, program changes, expenditures and revenue sources in the next biennium's legislatively adopted budget, broken down by the former DHS divisions.

To learn about the new organization of the department, please see the section of this document called "The new Department of Human Services."

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Why the budget grows

The 2001-2003 legislatively adopted budget for the Department of Human Services is $2,521.7 million General Fund and $8,513.8 million in Total Funds. This represents an approximate 13 percent growth in General Fund and 15 percent in Total Funds from the 1999-2001 biennium.

Over the past 10 years, the DHS General Fund budget has grown approximately 60 percent while the Total Funds budget has grown over 90 percent. Several factors have contributed to the budget growth:

  • A number of major client groups, including foster children, seniors and people with disabilities, have exceeded the general population's growth.
  • Federal mandates require expansion of client groups or specific services, such as expansion of medical coverage for pregnant women and young children at higher incomes; enhanced nursing facility requirements; and requirements of the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act.
  • Introduction of the Oregon Health Plan and other programs has led to increases in the number of clients or in the level of services provided by DHS programs. These programs include community mental health and developmental disability services; day care, job training and other self-sufficiency programs; improved residential treatment for children; and expansion of resources for alcohol and drug abuse programs.
  • Health care costs have generally increased faster than the general rate of inflation. The most significant increase has been in the cost of prescription drugs. Prescription drug costs increased 61 percent over the last biennium.
  • A September 2000 settlement agreement of Staley v. Kitzhaber established a plan to phase in new community-based services for people with developmental disabilities over six years. The estimated total cost for the first year of the 2001-03 biennium is $39.3 million. The ongoing cost of the settlement, after full implementation over six years, is estimated at $151.2 million per biennium.

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Funding history

Funding history bar chart. The same information can be found in the table below.

Note: At this scale, the bar graph doesn't show lottery dollars because they are
such a small percentage of the total budget.

History of funding ($ millions)

Biennium Total Funds General Fund Lottery Tobacco Funds
1995-97 $5,156.5 $1,834.8 $0.0 $0.0
1997-99 6,330.5 1,886.3 0.0 224.9
1999-01 7,404.4 2,218.1 5.3 238.4
2001-03 8,513.8 2,521.7 7.1 345.9
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Sources of funds for the Department of Human Services

2001-2003 legislatively adopted budget

Total Funds = $8,513.8 million

A bar chart and two pie charts, showing the Department's 2001-2003 legislatively adopted budget. The bar chart shows Federal Funds at 58%, Other Funds at 12% and General Fund at 30%. The top pie chart (General Fund) shows Medicaid match 69.6%, Non-matched General Fund 18.4%, All other Federal Funds match 7.3%, and Temporary Assistance 4.7%. The bottom pie chart (Federal Funds) shows Women, Infants, Children 2.1%; Temporary Assistance 7.2%; Food Stamps, 11.7%; Other Federal Funds 11.5%; and Medicaid 67.5% Go to top


2001-2003 General Fund budget by division

General Fund = $2,521.7 million

Pie chart for 2001-2003 General Fund budget by division: DO 0.3%, AFS 7.4%, SCF 9.2%, HD 1.3%, MHDDSD 29.5%, SDSD 20.5%, VRD 0.6%, OADAP 1.5% and OMAP 29.7%.
  Percent General Fund
AFS
Adult and Family Services
7.4% $187.6

SCF
Services to Children and Families

9.2 231.5

HD
Health Division

1.3 32.1

MHDDSD
Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division

29.5 744.7

SDSD
Senior and Disabled Services Division

20.5 517.3

VRD
Vocational Rehabilitation Division

0.6 15.1

OADAP
Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Programs

1.5 37.0

OMAP
Office of Medical Assistance Programs

29.7 749.5

DO
Director's Office

0.3 6.9

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2001-2003 Total Fund budget by division

Total Fund = $8,513.8 million

Pie chart for 2001-2003 Total Fund budget by division: DO 1.8%, AFS 15.2%, SCF 7.0%, HD 3.9%, MHDDSD 18.4%, SDSD 16.2%, VRD 1.4%, OADAP 1.3%, OMAP 34.8%.
  Percent General Fund
AFS
Adult and Family Services
15.2% $1,295.9

SCF
Services to Children and Families

7.0 597.7

HD
Health Division

3.9 329.9

MHDDSD
Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division

18.4 1,565.3

SDSD
Senior and Disabled Services Division

16.2 1,380.0

VRD
Vocational Rehabilitation Division

1.4 120.1

OADAP
Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Programs

1.3 112.9

OMAP
Office of Medical Assistance Programs

34.8 2,962.2

DO
Director's Office

1.8 149.8

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2001-2003 General Fund expenditures by type

General Fund expenditures = $2,521.7 million

Pie chart for 2001-2003 General Fund expenditures by type: Institutional services 5.8%, Services provided by DHS 13.6%, Administration 3.2%, and Client benefits/purchased services 77.4%.

  Percent General Fund
Client benefits/purchased services includes payments to clients, Food Stamps, provider payments, Oregon Health Plan and child support payments.

77.4% $1,952.1
Institutional services include institutions in Salem, in Portland and state-operated group homes. 5.8 147.3
Services provided by DHS include case managers, hearings staff, child protective services and collections staff. 13.6 342.4
Administration includes department management, information services, human resources and financial services staff. 3.2 79.9
TOTAL 100% $2,521.7
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2001-2003 Total Fund expenditures by type

Total Fund expenditures = $8,513.8 million

Pie chart for 2001-2003 Total Fund expenditures by type: Institutional services 3.3%, Services provided by DHS 11.8%, Administration 4.5%, and Client benefits/purchased services 80.4%.

  Percent General Fund

Client benefits/purchased services includes payments to clients, Food Stamps, provider payments, Oregon Health Plan and child support payments.

80.4% $6.841.2
Institutional services include institutions in Salem, in Portland and state-operated group homes. 3.3 283.5
Services provided by DHS include case managers, hearings staff, child protective services and collections staff. 11.8 1,002.4
Administration includes department management, information services, human resources and financial services staff. 4.5 386.7
TOTAL 100% $8.513.8
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