The San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families creates and facilitates innovative citywide policies and projects in support of children, youth, and families. As a result, children, youth, and families from throughout the city participate in a broad range of programs in the areas of early child care, out-of-school time, teen services, youth workforce development, health and
wellness, family support, and violence prevention and intervention.
The Children’s Services Allocation Plan DCYF is committed to participatory planning that involves community members in identifying local needs and resources. To fulfill our mission and the requirements of The Children’s Amendment, the Department engages young people, parents, service providers, and policymakers in a Community Needs Assessment every three years. The assessment documents current needs of San Francisco’s children, youth, and families, offering
rich information that the Department and its partners use to plan and shape future investments. Drawing on these findings, and working in collaboration with school district, community-based and City partners, the Department creates the Children’s Services Allocation Plan, a set of strategies
and funding priorities for the subsequent three years. This overview summarizes the 2013-2016 Children’sServices Allocation Plan, which was approved by the Children’s Fund Citizens’ Advisory Committee in March 2012 and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in April 2012. The Children’s Services Allocation Plan describes the Department’s investment priorities for the next three years and includes funding allocations for each of our planned strategies. In addition to the Children’s Fund, DCYF’s budget includes other City, state, and federal dollars, all of which fluctuate with the economy. The Department anticipates having roughly $76 million available annually between 2013 and 2016 to allocate toward the strategies outlined in this plan, but we have developed funding scenarios that would allow the Department to adjust spending, if needed, to accommodate up to eight percent reduction or growth. DCYF will release Requests for Proposals to implement this plan during fiscal year 2012-2013.
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