August is the 11th month of our agency fiscal year. A good number of our grants/contracts end in September as well. We are beginning to hear discussions about funding levels for our federal services.
The House of Representatives is planning to move appropriation bills in August with hopes of passing them in the Senate. That will most likely not happen which means a continuing resolution will be needed in order to keep services funded through December. Then a final bill will have to be passed.
As of now, funding levels for our services seem to be in good standing. There is potential for funding increases and perhaps some additional dollars in the Infrastructure Bill as well. It looks favorable for a good financial situation in the new year.
There continues to be funding coming through related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for rent, utilities, child care and some other services are still being made available. These resources have various ending dates but most will expire in September of 2022.
As the summer comes to an end, we will be preparing for Head Start classes, LIHEAP season, holiday projects, W.I.C. clinics, school dental sealant services and more.
As we move toward a new year, I am hopeful that it will bring prosperity and good health to everyone.