DHS receives federal, state and local funding from more than 150 funding sources. Some of the specific funding streams are acknowledged below. This is not a definitive list of funding sources. More details available upon request to Randolph W. Brockington at rbrockington@AlleghenyCounty.us.
DHS Funding streams
DHS Three-year Budget Funding Percentages
DHS Funding Opportunities
DHS has recently (late 2012) taken advantage of two funding opportunities that permit greater flexibility in how we prioritize funding to support human services in Allegheny County. DHS is one of five counties in Pennsylvania to participate in a five-year federal Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Project. The project enables the department to improve the process and quality of care it provides through programmatic and system-level changes to improve outcomes for children, youth and families involved in the child welfare system. DHS was also selected as a pilot county to implement the Human Services Block Grant. The block grant brings together seven state categorical funding sources with fewer provisions associated with restrictive funding. Adapting to this new paradigm of flexible funding sources will take time, of course, however DHS is committed to pursuing a thoughtful and informed approach to maximizing these funding opportunities.
Background County Human Services Funding Information
Produced by the Pennsylvania Association of County Human Services Administrators (an affiliation of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) ), these documents include educational material concerning the funding of human services in Pennsylvania.
Block and Categorical Grants
Child Welfare Mandates
Framework of County Human Services Funding Streams
Funding Formulas County Services
HealthChoices as a Model (and Recommendations by CCAP)
HSDF - County Human Services Safety Net
Human Services Integration Fund (HSIF)
In 1997, in response to a critical need, 18 local foundations created the Human Services Integration Fund (HSIF) as a flexible funding pool to support projects and activities that foster DHS integration/restructuring/service provision but are more difficult or impossible to accomplish with public sector dollars. Details about the projects and participants are available in Human Services Integration Fund.
Allegheny County's Funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Projects Funded by HSIF