APS Funding - the Next State Budget
Ohio's next two year budget is currently being decided in the Ohio General Assembly. Introduced in February as House Bill 49, it is a 3000+ document with funding for all the state departments, commissions, boards and other state governmental entities. "As introduced," it is the Governor's proposed budget for the next biennium. The Ohio House, and then the Senate, have an opportunity to propose amendments and make changes. The next two year budget must be in place by June 30, as the state's fiscal years run July - June and the state will not otherwise have authority to spend state funds if a budget is not complete.
In HB 49, the Governor has proposed to keep state funding for Adult Protective Services at $2.6 million per year, distributed by $30,000 per county each year. This was an improvement from previous state budgets, where the funding remained stagnant at $500,000 per year distributed by formula to 88 counties.