ESA Briefing Book State Fiscal Year 2020: A Reference for Programs, Caseloads and Expenditures [Washington]. Updated February 10, 2021.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration.
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Published: February 10, 2021
; This briefing book is a reference guide to Washington State programs, client demographics, caseloads, and expenditures in the Economic Services Administration (ESA). It highlights information for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020, which covers the period July 2019 through June 2020, and it provides historical data on the programs. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on programs and services, and strategies used to navigate unprecedented challenges, is discussed. The briefing book describes the following programs: Additional Requirements—Emergent Needs (AREN), a program that provides a cash payment to meet emergent housing or utility needs; Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Cash Assistance Program; basic food programs; Child Support Services; Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program and Disaster Cash Assistance Program; Diversion Cash Assistance; Domestic Violence Victim Services; Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment Certification; Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral Program; Medical Assistance Programs; Office of Financial Recovery; Ongoing Additional Requirements (OAR); Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) Program; refugee and immigrant assistance (RIA) programs; TANF, State Family Assistance, and WorkFirst programs; Supplemental Security Income and State Supplemental Payment; United States Repatriation Program; and Working Family Support program. The briefing book provides a brief description of each of the ESA programs, as well as the legal authorization for the program, funding sources, populations served, eligibility to participate, services provided, and linkages to other programs. For the Child Support Services program, the briefing book explains the program provides services for the establishment of paternity and/or the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support orders to help families become or remain self-sufficient. It notes the program received $48.6 million in State funding in SFY 2020, and $111.9 million in federal matching funds.
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