Funding and Budget

Budget | Funding Sources | Notices of Federal Awards | Funding Decisions

The Area Plan Budget is a summary of estimated revenue for the upcoming year. The Area Plan is updated bi-annually to incorporate the most recent budget.

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Current Budget:

2024:  Budget

Past Budgets:

2023: Budget

2021: Budget

2020: Budget

2019: Budget

Advisory Council Presentation: The Inner Workings of the ADS Budget (January 2013 Retreat)

Funding Sources

Funding Sources


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The ADS Budget includes Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Funds.

Discretionary Funds are more flexible in nature and can be directed to meet priority needs in King County. The major Discretionary Fund sources are:

Federal: Older Americans Act (OAA)

State: Senior Citizens Service Act (SCSA)

Local: City of Seattle General Fund

Non-Discretionary Funds are mandated for specific services and populations. The major Non-Discretionary Fund sources are:

Federal: Medicaid Title XIX

Federal: Nutrition Services Incentive Program/USDA

State: Respite

In addition to the above fund sources, ADS seeks grants and other funding opportunities for innovative programs.

Notices of Federal Awards Funding Decisions

Funding Decisions

The Advisory Council’s Planning and Allocation (P&A) Committee recommends strategies to increase or decrease Discretionary Funding to service areas. The committee consists of at least five Advisory Council members, with consideration given to geographic representation. ADS considers the P&A Committee’s recommendations when making final decisions on service area funding levels. The Sponsors consider the P&A Committee’s recommendations when making the final decision on service areas and funding levels.