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DCFPI’s Budget Toolkit: The Proposed FY 2019 Budget in Pictures, Numbers, and Words

We’ve spent the past few weeks at DCFPI working to understand and tell the story of Mayor Bowser’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget, by poring through budget books and spreadsheets. And we’re happy to share what we found with you!

The DCFPI Budget Toolkit is ready for you, with detailed analysis of funding for many things you care about – from education to job training to housing – and ways you can get involved now to support the budget or work to make it better.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Toolkit:

  • Detailed Analysis of Key Issue Areas in the Budget: The Toolkit includes detailed looks at what’s in the proposed FY 2019 budget for early childhood development, PreK-12 education, affordable housing, homeless services, health care, employment and training, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Interim Disability Assistance (IDA).
  • Tips on Understanding the Budget and Getting Involved: The Toolkit also includes a timeline of the budget process and how to get involved, as well as primers to understand how the city sets its budget, how it raises revenues, and how schools are financed.

We hope you find the DCFPI FY 2019 Budget Toolkit useful, and we look forward to seeing you at a budget hearing soon!