DCF 2021-23 Biennial Budget

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2021-23 Biennial Budget Overview

The state budget process presents an opportunity to progress toward the department’s vision that all Wisconsin children and youth are safe and loved members of thriving families and communities. Governor Evers' budget requests focus specifically on strategies that benefit the whole family, allowing our programs to impact more than individual participants. The requests included are designed to be efficient, consistent, and connected. They aim to provide the necessary services when they are needed; ensure our programs reach people across the state in an equitable fashion; and work together to foster economic security, independence, and sustainability for all families.

The governor's budget for DCF is centered on four major themes. More information about each theme can be found by visiting the corresponding web page.

Helping Families Rebound from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

DCF is well-positioned to support the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Putting Families First in the Redesign of Wisconsin’s Child Welfare System

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is an opportunity for Wisconsin to transform our child welfare system by keeping more families together.

Providing all Families with Access to Quality Early Care and Education Opportunities

Making critical investments in Wisconsin’s early care and education field to support families, communities, and the economy.

Supporting Youth Who are Vulnerable and Historically Underserved

Investing in evidence-based, system-level changes ensures all youth can thrive.