TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Travis County commissioners last month unanimously approved a $1.4 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The budget went into effect Friday.
In addition to annual general fund operating costs, the new budget includes funding for the elections office ($5.8 million), mental health services ($5.1 million), emergency services ($1.1 million) and permanent supportive housing ($600,000).
“Our FY 2022 budget directly addresses what our community has told us to prioritize,” said Travis County Judge Andy Brown in a statement “We are making significant investments into community-based services, such as mental health and behavioral health services, elections, opioid treatment programs, permanent supportive housing, emergency response, and so much more.”
For overdose and medication-assisted treated, $175,000 is being set aside.
Read a summary of the new county budget online here.