About Our Budget



RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 
BUDGET FACTS FY 2020-2021

Total Administrative Expense -- $9,976,447
County Cost -- $3,195,750

Total Program Expense -- $3,523,094
County Cost --  $1,479,201

TOTAL:  $13,499,541
TOTAL COUNTY COST:  $4,674,951

PAYMENTS TO OR ON BEHALF OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY RESIDENTS

Foster Care --  $1,509,804
County Cost --  $363,626

Adoption Assistance – approx.  $1,032,876
County Cost of Adoption Assistance --  $184,224

Work First Cash Assistance – approx.  $297,491
County Cost --  $0

Child Day Care Subsidy --  $2,290,984
Smart Start Day Care --  $406,569
County Cost for Both:  $0

Crisis Intervention Program (heating assistance)  --  $345,991
County Cost:  $0

Low Income Energy Assistance Program:  $245,991
County Cost:  $0

Chore Services for Elderly --  $156,624
County Cost --  $16,999

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

Special Assistance (rest home payments) --  $1,066,249
County Cost --  $533,124

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

 Discretionary Fund -- For burials, medicines, other necessities not covered under another program: $40,000 (all county)

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