budget

The Pandemic Budget Wrap-Up

We can all agree that this year's budget season was like no other. To remind you, Mayor Bowser presented her budget on May 18th and the DC Council began their public hearings later that week to respond, assess, weigh in, seek public input, debate, modify and finalize the city’s moral document that will guide spending for the next year, during...

Advocates to Mayor: Make investments that put DC’s children first

Heading into a budget season with a $500 million surplus, we call on the District’s leaders to build a budget that puts children and youth first. We co-authored this opinion editorial published by the DC Line with our colleagues at the Children's Law Center, School Justice Project, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, PAVE, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates and Georgetown Juvenile...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Department of Health, Home Visiting

Testimony of Ruqiyyah Abu-Anbar, Early Childhood Policy Fellow DC Action for Children Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia April 9, 2018 Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Department of Health, Perinatal and School Health

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Budget Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia April 9, 2018 Good morning, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the proposed Fiscal...

The FY19 Budget is out! What's in it for kids?

Dear Friend, Today, the Mayor Bowser released her proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. Our team eagerly awaits this day every year with one central question in mind: what’s in it for kids? The budget outlines her plans for residents in the District—large investments and new funding describe her priorities. Over the next few days, we will scour the budget...

Testimony, DHCF Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2017-2018

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Care Finance Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia March 8, 2017 Good morning Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Please accept my written testimony as it reviews the performance of the...

Agency Budget Hearing, Fiscal Year 2018, Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Testimony of Erica Dean, Research and Data Manager DC Action for Children Agency Budget Hearing, Fiscal Year 2018 Office of the State Superintendent of Education Before the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia April 26, 2017 Good morning, Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on Education. My name is Erica Dean, and I am the Research...

Agency Budget Hearing, Fiscal Year 2017, Department of Health

Yesterday, we testified during the FY17 Agency Budget Hearing for the Department of Health on the importance of perinatal and school health. Read our full remarks below. Testimony of HyeSook Chung, Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Budget Hearing, Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health and Human Services Council of the District of Columbia...

OSSE’s budget robs the cradle

Last week, the D.C. Council held a hearing on the budget for the Office of the State Superintendent for Education. This was after the agency held a public briefing session for advocates and providers on to answer questions about its budget. Unfortunately, very few of our questions were answered in either of these public forums. (Read our testimony.)OSSE’s budget is...

Duncan warns we can't afford to cut early education

Every year, about this time, a season rolls around that inevitably stirs up some controversy. No, it isn’t spring: its budget season. With deep cuts being proposed left and right, one can’t help but to wince when they hear the most important aspect of our children’s future is on the line yet again: education. So, with such a big emphasis...