The Budget & Finance Unit is responsible for developing, preparing and presenting the department's annual budget request. Budget staff members coordinate with the department's operating divisions to determine the resources required to implement agency programs and strategies.
The unit develops funding requests that accurately reflect the department's strategic planning goals and objectives and, through analysis of research data on program outcomes and population trends, provides guidance on ways to use department resources more effectively and efficiently.
The Budget Unit presents the budget request to the Governor's Office and then works closely with the General Assembly to provide information during the appropriations process. This unit also coordinates fiscal note responses for the department.
The Federal Grants Unit is responsible for obtaining, monitoring, managing, and disbursing all federal funds obtained through grants to the department. This unit pays all bills and salaries for federal programs in which the department participates. The Federal Grants Unit prepares financial and progress reports for all department grants.