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Mission

The mission of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is to help individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities live richer lives. OPWDD’s vision is to ensure that individuals enjoy meaningful relationships with family, friends, and others; experience personal health and growth; live in homes of their choice; and fully participate in their communities.

Organization and Staffing

The Executive Budget recommends a year-end workforce target of 18,580 FTEs. The Budget assumes OPWDD's workforce will decrease by 32 FTEs through attrition as OPWDD reduces the number of administrative positions.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends significant investments in the OPWDD not-for-profit workforce. These investments include $80 million (an increase of $55 million) to support the minimum wage and related fringe benefit cost increases associated with movement to a $15 an hour living wage, and $191 million (an increase of $170 million) to support the 6.5 percent salary increase provided to direct care professionals (3.25 percent in January 2018 and 3.25 percent in April 2018) and clinical workers employed by not-for-profit organizations rendering mental hygiene services on behalf of OPWDD (3.25 percent in April 2018).

The FY 2019 Executive Budget recommends, in total, approximately $4.7 billion in All Funds appropriations, including $2.4 billion for Aid to Localities, $2.2 billion for State Operations and $96 million for Capital Projects, which represents a $190 million increase from FY 2018. The increase supports new investments in OPWDD program priorities, expansion of supportive housing capacity, salary increases for direct care and clinical staff at non-profit providers, increased costs related to the minimum wage, and anticipated agency operating costs. To conform the budgeting of program operations with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the FY 2019 Budget shifts appropriations and spending from the Mental Hygiene Program Fund and Patient Income Account to the General Fund. Spending for fringe benefits and indirect costs will be paid for centrally from General Fund appropriations; however, OPWDD will maintain appropriations for these expenses to ensure sufficient authority is available for statewide allocation purposes.

In total, OPWDD will utilize this funding to support a comprehensive system of care that serves 139,000 New Yorkers and their families. These resources will continue to support OPWDD's person-centered model, which delivers services through a network of State-operated and NFP-operated settings.

This budget continues the Governor's long-standing commitment to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in the most appropriate community-based settings. Specifically, the budget will:

Make $120 Million Available for Program Priorities, Including New Service Opportunities. For the fifth consecutive year, the Executive Budget includes State resources that will leverage a total of $120 million in new funding on an annualized basis. This investment supports program reforms and will continue to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families who require OPWDD supports and services, as well as individuals whose needs have changed.

Commit $15 Million to Develop Independent Living Housing. The Budget provides $15 million in capital funding to expand independent living housing capacity. This investment builds upon the agency’s successes in providing safe and accessible residential opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities capable of living in an apartment of their own. These funds are in addition to resources that will be available from the five-year, $20 billion affordable and supportive housing plan, which will also help support the development of residential opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Jointly Develop Specialized Adult Service Capacity with the Office of Mental Health (OMH). OPWDD will collaborate with OMH to develop a specialized program for adults dually-diagnosed with developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues. This new, transitional program will be located on the Bernard Fineson Campus in Queens, and will support people who are discharged from an OMH-certified inpatient setting, while they await access to appropriate OPWDD services in the community.

Invest Resources to Transition Medicaid Service Coordination to a Conflict-Free Care Management System. The Budget includes $39 million in FY 2019 to support the transition from OPWDD’s Medicaid Service Coordination program to a comprehensive care coordination model operated through several Care Coordination Organization/Health Homes (CCO/HHs), the first step in the transition to managed care. Rather than focusing solely on coordinating OPWDD services, CCO/HHs will be responsible for integrating developmental disability, health, and other services into an individual’s life plan to improve quality of life and other outcomes.

Continue the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities on Staten Island. In FY 2019, the Blue Ribbon panel will continue its examination of the feasibility of transitioning some or all operational components of the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) from the OPWDD to the CUNY College of Staten Island (COSI). The panel includes prominent researchers, academicians, parents and political leaders, with recommended options expected in Calendar Year 2018.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

Residential Services: Residential programs are licensed by OPWDD to provide varying levels of housing and related services, and are operated by OPWDD or nonprofit agencies. Residential services include, but are not limited to: adaptive skill development; assistance with activities of daily living; community inclusion and relationship building; training and support for independence in travel; adult educational supports; and development of social, leisure, self-advocacy, informed choice and appropriate behavioral skills.

Day Programs: Day programs include day habilitation, community habilitation and employment type services, each focused on giving participants the personal, social and vocational supports needed to live in their community. Programming varies depending upon each person’s unique needs and interests. These services aim to assist individuals to acquire, retain or improve their self-help, socialization and adaptive skills, including communication, travel and other areas of adult education.

Clinic Services: Clinic Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, speech and language pathology, medical/dental services and health care services. These services assist individuals with developmental disabilities to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment, enable the individual to remain in his/her current residential setting and enhance the individual’s quality of life.

All Other Services: These include a variety of different service options for individuals and families, such as self-direction, respite, care coordination, and family counseling.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
State Operations 2,149,400,000 2,198,136,000 48,736,000 224,442,000
Aid To Localities 2,272,796,000 2,403,530,000 130,734,000 1,834,952,000
Capital Projects 86,000,000 96,400,000 10,400,000 546,836,000
Total 4,508,196,000 4,698,066,000 189,870,000 2,606,230,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FTE Change
Central Coordination and Support
General Fund 663 631 (32)
Community Services
General Fund 14,537 14,537 0
Capital Projects Funds - Other 377 377 0
Institutional Services
General Fund 2,906 2,906 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities
General Fund 129 129 0
Total 18,612 18,580 (32)

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 2,144,993,000 2,193,729,000 48,736,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 751,000 751,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 651,000 651,000 0
Enterprise Funds 2,657,000 2,657,000 0
Internal Service Funds 348,000 348,000 0
Total 2,149,400,000 2,198,136,000 48,736,000
Adjustments:
Transfer(s) From
People with Developmental Disabilities, Office for
Special Revenue Funds - Other (2,144,993,000)
Transfer(s) To
People with Developmental Disabilities, Office for
General Fund 2,144,993,000
Appropriated FY 2018 2,149,400,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Central Coordination and Support
General Fund 104,990,000 106,982,000 1,992,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 751,000 751,000 0
Internal Service Funds 348,000 348,000 0
Community Services
General Fund 1,403,212,000 1,431,065,000 27,853,000
Institutional Services
General Fund 609,476,000 627,340,000 17,864,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 502,000 502,000 0
Enterprise Funds 2,657,000 2,657,000 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities
General Fund 27,315,000 28,342,000 1,027,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 149,000 149,000 0
Total 2,149,400,000 2,198,136,000 48,736,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 50,539,000 1,247,000 49,900,000 1,218,000
Community Services 775,220,000 6,136,000 726,966,000 5,630,000
Institutional Services 311,117,000 5,741,000 292,445,000 5,369,000
Research in Developmental Disabilities 16,222,000 756,000 15,875,000 740,000
Total 1,153,098,000 13,880,000 1,085,186,000 12,957,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 473,000 22,000 166,000 7,000
Community Services 1,764,000 17,000 46,490,000 489,000
Institutional Services 515,000 10,000 18,157,000 362,000
Research in Developmental Disabilities 0 0 347,000 16,000
Total 2,752,000 49,000 65,160,000 874,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 56,443,000 745,000 608,000 0
Community Services 655,845,000 21,717,000 43,385,000 0
Institutional Services 316,223,000 12,123,000 39,910,000 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities 12,120,000 271,000 783,000 0
Total 1,040,631,000 34,856,000 84,686,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 2,062,000 0 19,139,000 0
Community Services 5,086,000 0 82,091,000 0
Institutional Services 1,524,000 0 30,134,000 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities 6,000 0 1,058,000 0
Total 8,678,000 0 132,422,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment General State Charges
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 3,559,000 0 29,763,000 841,000
Community Services 22,178,000 0 475,211,000 29,068,000
Institutional Services 10,940,000 0 209,028,000 11,645,000
Research in Developmental Disabilities 147,000 0 9,679,000 291,000
Total 36,824,000 0 723,681,000 41,845,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Special Departmental Charges Maintenance Undistributed
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 1,312,000 (96,000) 0 0
Community Services 27,894,000 (6,511,000) 0 (840,000)
Institutional Services 24,687,000 478,000 0 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities 447,000 (20,000) 0 0
Total 54,340,000 (6,149,000) 0 (840,000)

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 1,099,000 0 0 0
Institutional Services 3,159,000 0 289,000 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities 149,000 0 0 0
Total 4,407,000 0 289,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Central Coordination and Support 1,099,000 0
Institutional Services 2,870,000 0
Research in Developmental Disabilities 149,000 0
Total 4,118,000 0

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 2,272,796,000 2,403,530,000 130,734,000
Total 2,272,796,000 2,403,530,000 130,734,000
Adjustments:
Transfer(s) From
People with Developmental Disabilities, Office for
Special Revenue Funds - Other (504,579,000)
Transfer(s) To
People with Developmental Disabilities, Office for
General Fund 504,579,000
Appropriated FY 2018 2,272,796,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Community Services
General Fund 2,272,796,000 2,403,530,000 130,734,000
Total 2,272,796,000 2,403,530,000 130,734,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change Reappropriations
FY 2019
Design and Construction Supervision
Capital Projects Fund 6,000,000 6,000,000 0 10,712,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 7,000,000 7,000,000 0 15,134,000
Community and Institutional Services Program
Capital Projects Fund 21,000,000 31,400,000 10,400,000 21,345,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 15,000,000 15,000,000 0 32,865,000
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Capital Projects Fund 37,000,000 37,000,000 0 25,015,000
Voluntary-Operated Community Facilities
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 23,811,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 89,390,000
State-Operated Community Services Program
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 9,130,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 113,100,000
Institutional Services Program
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 35,288,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 170,092,000
Non-Bondable
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 954,000
Total 86,000,000 96,400,000 10,400,000 546,836,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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