Children's Budget 2019: An Investment in Santa Clara County Children's Well-Being

The County of Santa Clara is pleased to present its inaugural Children's Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 of all youth-oriented programs and services.  We are providing this budget to inform our residents of the vast array of services the County offers to support our youth.  In collaboration with community partners, the Children's Budget shows programs across the entire County that emphasize supporting the needs of our youth through four general categories of children's well-being:
  • Every Child Safe
  • Every Child Healthy
  • Every Child Successful in Learning
  • Every Child Successful in Life
In FY 2019-20, the County will spend approximately $859 million on Children, Youth, and Families Program and will receive approximately $688 million in funding from state, federal, and other sources to support the well-being of children in Santa Clara County.
EVERY CHILD SAFE
Every child safe category reflects programs that address issues of food insecurity and hunger, children living in safe and stable families, and juvenile arrests.  The estimated spending for FY 2019-20 in this category is $462.9 million.
EVERY CHILD HEALTHY
Every child healthy category comprises programs that address routine access to health care, healthy lifestyle, early social emotional development, an developmental assets.   The estimated spending for FY 2019-20 in this category is $379.8 million.
EVERY CHILD SUCCESSFUL IN LEARNING
Every child successful in learning consists of programs that address school readiness, third grade reading proficiency, and middle school math proficiency.  The estimated spending for FY 2019-20 in this category is $10.7 million.
EVERY CHILD SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE
Every child successful in life entails programs that address high school graduation rates, children fluent in at least two languages, and youth feel valued by the community.  The estimated spending for FY 2019-20 in this category is $5.2 million.
Below provide a summary of County's spending on children by category and by departments.  For more information, please visit Children's Budget.

Children's Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Children's Budget by Department for Fiscal Year 2019-2020