A Preview of the 2018-2019 Cuyahoga
County Biennial Budget
William Tarter, Jr., Policy Planning Associate and Community Advocacy
October 6, 2017
This paper focuses on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Levy Fund budget and, to a lesser extent, the General Operating Fund budget. The HHS Levy fund is funded in large part by the two Health and Human Service Levies.
- Unknown policy changes at the federal and state levels may place further policy and financial constraints on Cuyahoga County.
- The opiate epidemic is having a fiscal impact on spending in the justice, child welfare, and behavioral health systems.
- The recently adopted 2019-2022 Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan will likely have some influence over the budget process.