Budget Information, Annual Report Issued

The Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) has issued guidance to state agency directors for the purpose of planning for fiscal years 2015-16.  Agencies in Governor John Kasich’s cabinet are required to submit budget and language requests for this time period to OBM by October 31, 2014.

Following this initial submission, OBM will review and analyze the requests and, in turn, may request additional information to assist in the development of recommendations, or propose modifications to the preliminary recommendations.

For General Revenue Fund (GRF) requests, agencies have been asked to indicate what activities can be supported for Fiscal Years 2016-17 at 90 percent of adjusted FY2015 appropriations. Agencies also have been asked to indicate what additional activities can be supported for 2016-17 at 100 percent of adjusted 2015 appropriations.  As part of the ongoing budget development process, OBM provides agencies with GRF request limits within which to plan.

2014 DODD Annual Report Issued

Wrapping up Fiscal Year 2014, the DODD Annual Report has been published and is posted in the DODD online News Room. Along with the Department’s expense summary and other data, it reports that the number of people served within the statewide developmental disabilities system was 93,645 at the close of the fiscal year, June 30.  Highlights of various program areas as well as progress in collaborative efforts such as shared services and strategic planning also are presented.  In the publication’s introductory message, DODD Director John Martin noted,

“By learning from our state and national agency partners, we can move forward with our strategic planning from a more informed position.  Data-based and evidence-based planning will be key to the availability of community-based and sustainable services for Ohioans with developmental disabilities.”

DODD strategic goals and initiatives align with those of partnering agencies comprising the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation (OHT), and support Administration objectives for improved fiscal responsibility and service sustainability.

Rebalancing Long-Term Care Self-advocate Tami Grogg (left) and People First Executive Director Sadie Hunter are active participants in Strategic   Planning Leadership Group meetings.  In  February 2014, Tami delivered a powerful and personal presentation about people with developmental disabilities living in community-based homes, not nursing facilities.

Rebalancing Long-Term Care
Self-advocate Tami Grogg (left) and People First Executive Director Sadie Hunter are active participants in Strategic Planning Leadership Group meetings. In February 2014, Tami delivered a powerful and personal presentation about people with developmental disabilities living in community-based homes, not nursing facilities.

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