Introducing DCFPI’s Budget Toolkit! The FY 2018 Budget in Pictures, Numbers, and Words

We’ve spent the past few weeks at DCFPI working to understand and uncover the story of Mayor’s Bowser proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget, by poring through budget books and spreadsheets. And we’re happy today to share with you what we found.

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 highlights how 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 Elements of the FY 2018 Budget: The Toolkit includes an overview of the mayor’s proposed budget, plus detailed looks at education, housing, homeless services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), employment and training, health care, and Interim Disability Assistance (IDA).
  • Chartbook: We highlight key budget trends through easy-to-understand charts.
  • Tips on Understanding the Budget: The Toolkit includes a timeline on the budget process, and primers to understand how the city sets its budget, how it raises, revenues, and how schools are financed.

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