About Our Budget

RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

BUDGET FACTS
FY 2017-2018

Total Administrative Expense --                             $8,674,381
County Cost --                                                        $2,747,327

Total Program Expense --                                      $5,600,582
County Cost –                                                         $1,448,550

TOTAL:                                                                    $14,274,963
TOTAL COUNTY COST:                                            $4,195,877

PAYMENTS TO OR ON BEHALF OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY RESIDENTS

Foster Care --                                                           $1,019,625
County Cost --                                                            $351,811

Adoption Assistance – approx.                                $907,000
County Cost of Adoption Assistance --                  $169,257

Work First Cash Assistance – approx.                      $585,180
County Cost --                                                                      $0

Child Day Care Subsidy --                                     $2,309,940
Smart Start Day Care --                                            $400,000
County Cost for both:                                                         $0

Crisis Intervention Program (heating assistance): $294,010
County Cost:                                                                         $0

Low Income Energy Assistance Program:              $294,010
County Cost:                                                                         $0

Chore Services for Elderly --                                      $149,713
County Cost --                                                              $16,113

Adult Day Care --                                                         $34,289
County Cost --                                                                 $4,286

Special Assistance (rest home payments) --         $1,137,172
County Cost --                                                              $568,586

Medicaid --                                                            $112,523,638
County Cost --                                                                  $6,335

Discretionary Fund -- For burials, medicines, other necessities not covered
under another program: $30,000 (all county)

For additional information on the DSS Budget contact Pam Price at 828-287-6149 or Pam Price