Mayor Vincent C. Gray's FY 2014 Children’s Budget Report shows a significant investment in children, youth and their families. The operating budget contains $2.1 billion for children, youth, and families, comprising nearly 21% of the total FY 2014 budget proposal of $10.1 billion. In addition, the capital budget includes more than $579 million for children, youth, and their families. This is 42% of the total FY 2014 capital budget of $1.4 billion.
The annual Children’s Budget Report identifies funding for children, youth and families and presents Mayor Gray’s plans to help the nearly 190,000 young people ages birth to 24 who live in this city succeed. In addition to the expected inclusion of education, health, and mental-health services, this report includes funding for community-based service provision for specific populations, automobile safety, and victim services.
There are two parts to the FY 2014 Children's Budget Report:
1. Narrative—this document explains what portion of the entire FY 2014 proposed budget is dedicated to children, youth and their families. It also presents contextual information for Mayor Gray's FY 2014 budget. The Narrative document also includes, as appendices, the most basic of information about the proposed FY 2014 operating and capital budgets dedicated to children, youth and families.
2. Budget Tables—this Excel file contains myriad details about the FY 2014 funding directed to children, youth and families. Starting with the operating budget tab, in addition to listing the budget structure and dollars, part of the file includes brief descriptions of programs, program population information, and the One City Action Plan goal with which the expenditure is associated. Built-in filters allow users to manipulate the data in a variety of ways such as by goal or population group served. The capital projects associated with young people are isolated and included in a tab. Tax expenditure information, from the latest report, is in its own tab. Note: This Excel file is included based on recommendations made by community members who requested presentation of the budget information in a way that allowed for manipulation not possible with PDF files.