Budget Basics Georgia’s 2021 fiscal year runs July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The total budget available to the state is $48.2 billion. That includes $25.9 billion in state funding, $15.1 billion in federal funding and $7.1 billion in
Day: August 10, 2020
The $25.9 billion state budget signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp for the 2021 fiscal year starting July 1, 2020, represents a $2.2 billion overall decrease in state spending from last year. To implement the cuts, most state agencies
Georgia’s 2021 Education Budget Georgia lawmakers cut $1 billion from the state’s budget for the Department of Education. The bulk of these cuts, totaling $950 million, will be passed on to 181 local K-12 school systems. State support for private
The $796 million FY 2021 budget for the Department of Human Services reduces spending to protect the safety of Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families by $34 million. The Department was not spared from COVID-19’s effect on the state budget.
Georgia’s 2021 Health Care Budget Three state agencies are primarily responsible for health care services in Georgia: the Departments of Community Health, Public Health and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. State funding for these three agencies totals $5.2 billion for
The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) budget for 2021 is $1.1 billion. The department oversees all aspects of the state’s prison system, including contracts carried out by private prisons. Corrections officers make up most of the department’s workforce. Recent reform