The consolidated HHS budget currently is around $80 billion for the biennium. HHS considers transparency a pillar of operations and offers the following information to show how the agency is ensuring tax payer money is spent effectively.

Note: This page includes documents from the agencies that were combined to create Texas Health and Human Services on Sept. 1, 2016. They are provided for record purposes.

Monthly Financial Reports

The Monthly Financial Reports complies with Rider 16(e) of the Appropriations Act. Each agency must submit a monthly report on expenditures and encumbrances of the agency by strategy.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Consolidated Budget Request

The HHS Consolidated Budget Request summarizes the requests for legislative appropriations for the Texas health and human services agencies. The request highlights critical funding needs across the agencies and categorizes the requests to help decision makers and the public analyze the service and operational needs throughout the state's health and human services system. Major federal funding issues are identified and provider rate methodologies are included for legislative consideration.

Operating Budgets

The Operating Budget gives a point-in-time snapshot of past years and a projection of a future year. It is produced every odd numbered year and is submitted to the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning and Policy as well as the Legislative Budget Board.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR)

The Texas budget process begins during the year before each regular session of the state's Legislature, which are held in odd-numbered years.

Each state agency prepares a detailed legislative appropriations request under the guidelines of the state's Legislative Budget Board (LBB). The LAR itemizes the funding each agency feels it needs to pursue its various tasks, and include performance measures designed to ensure the money is spent efficiently and effectively.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Strategic Plans

The Texas Health and Human Services strategic plan is a formal document that communicates goals, directions, and outcomes to stakeholders. The plan enhances decision-making by improving internal communication, and by identifying the agency's long-term goals and the factors affecting the agency.

For more information, see Instructions for Preparing and Submitting Agency Strategic Plans, Fiscal Years 2017 to 2021 (PDF), published by the Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor.

Vote on Cost Savings

Some of the best ideas for improving processes or saving money come from within. That is why Texas Health and Human Services employees are encouraged to submit their ideas. The public is invited to vote on any ideas they like as posted on our website. All suggestions are reviewed to understand feasibility with a goal of testing the ideas with best savings potential.