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Mayor Gray Releases FY 2014 Children’s Budget Report

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mayor Gray Releases FY 2014 Children’s Budget Report

WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray today released the Fiscal Year 2014 Children’s Budget Report. The operating budget contains $2.1 billion for children, youth, and families, comprising nearly 21 percent 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 percent 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 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.

Mayor Gray championed the Children’s Budget Report when he was a member of the DC Council.  The requirement to produce an annual Children’s Budget Report was codified in 2005 with the passage of The Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Act of 2005.

“My proposed budget prioritizes children and youth – including increasing funding for education by more than $79 million. Affordable housing gets a boost of $100 million. Libraries, truancy, and recreation also see major increases in the FY 2014 proposed budget,” Mayor Gray said. “I am proud to invest in the present and future of our children and youth.”

Mayor Gray continued: “The Children’s Budget Report was a good idea in 2005 and remains a good idea today. I encourage District residents to read the report.”

The Children’s Budget Report can be found at http://budget.dc.gov/.