Legislative & Federal Relations

Legislative Relations

Washington state has a two-year budget, which is made up of three spending areas:

  • Capital budget pays for buying and maintaining public buildings and lands.
  • Transportation budget pays for projects that help ensure our roads and public transportation systems move goods and people effectively throughout the state.
  • Operating budget pays for day-to-day operations for the state, such as public education, public safety, human services and higher education.
Information on how the state budget is created

DCYF’s work is funded with state, federal and private dollars.  


DCYF 2019-2021 Biennial Budget Request

Secretary Ross Hunter submitted the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) biennial budget for 2019-2021 to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) on September 17, 2018.  Read Secretary Hunter's DCYF submission letter and the decision packages listed below.  

DCYF 2019-2021 Decision Packages 

**More decision package supporting documents will be posted soon** 

2019 Legislative Budget

April 5, 2019
DCYF Stakeholder Legislative Update

December 19, 2018
Governor’s Budget Webinar

October 4, 2018
2019 DCYF Legislative Session Webinar

September 12, 2018
2019 DCYF Legislative Session Webinar

August 7th, 2018
DCYF Legislative Session Stakeholder Webinar


DCYF 2018 Supplemental Budget Request

Full Request Document

Recommendations Summary

Maintenance requests:
Policy requests:

Federal Relations