Counties Not Spending Allocated Employment Services Funds 288 million General Funds CalWORKs Dollars of SFY 21-22

Each year the State Budget Allocates over a billion to counties for various portions of the CalWORKs pro- gram. The 2023-2024 state fiscal year budget included $288 million General Fund unexpended dollars from 2021- 2022 from the CalWORKs single allocation. This has been a pattern for years. Every year the State claws back single allocation. Unexpended money.

The 2022-2023 Employment Services allocation and expenditures report reveals that counties were allocated $1,109,422 and they failed to spend $304.4 million. Meanwhile counties refuse to help college students with basic needs like buying a computer so they can effec- tively participate in the WtW education activity.

TABLE # 1, below shows the millions and millions of WtW funds that counties failed to spend.

Los Angeles County did not spend $86 million in State Fiscal Year 22-23. Sacramento spent $38 million and did not spend 40.3 million. San Diego County did not spend $21.6 million. Contra Costa County spent $15.6 million and did not spend 10 million. San Bernardino County was not able to spend $20.2 million.

TABLE # 1 –SFY22-23 WtW allocations and expenditures – Source:CDSSSingleAllocationReportsSecuredthroughthePub- lic Records Act
COUNTYALLOCATIONEXPENDITURESNOT SPENT
ALAMEDA$37,406,964$26,942,427$10,464,537
BUTTE$7,475,230$4,801,659$2,673,571
CONTRA COSTA$26,599,158$15,601,202$10,997,956
FRESNO$41,508,957$34,541,323$6,967,634
IMPERIAL$12,419,104$5,788,633$6,630,471
KERN$38,008,787$27,978,280$10,030,507
LOS ANGELES$324,402,768$238,396,173$86,006,595
MADERA$4,070,056$3,575,805$494,251
MERCED$15,264,299$8,603,791$6,660,508
MONTEREY$13,906,913$10,240,543$3,666,370
ORANGE$51,284,188$34,486,163$16,798,025
RIVERSIDE$53,210,379$44,518,908$8,691,471
SACRAMENTO$78,431,823$38,104,174$40,327,649
SAN BERNARDINO$76,868,669$56,714,292$20,154,377
SAN DIEGO$62,944,506$41,385,008$21,559,498
SAN FRANCISCO$24,079,875$18,928,447$5,151,428
SAN JOAQUIN$19,381,370$11,020,007$8,361,363
SAN LUIS OBISPO$5,827,888$3,679,792$2,148,096
SAN MATEO$8,393,382$5,719,824$2,673,558
SANTA BARBARA$8,709,933$7,264,794$1,445,139
SANTA CLARA$44,394,993$43,049,806$1,345,187
SOLANO$8,850,657$8,402,373$448,284
STANISLAUS$21,711,675$13,160,105$8,551,570
TULARE$16,803,907$10,392,988$6,410,919
VENTURA$15,668,705$12,066,609$3,602,096
TOTAL$1,109,421,800$809,927,558$304,424,728

Source: CA237CW