Policy & Planning

Welcome to the Planning, Policy & Strategy (PPS) Division!

This division provides leadership for the department in planning, data development and reporting, legislation, policy and grants. Our goal is to create a rich picture and a shared vision of who our customers are, how we are serving them and how we can enhance our service in the future.

  • Planning – we transform data into action by distilling useful information from the sea of department data. Additionally, information is made available to the public for purposes of transparency and accountability.
  • Policy — we help department executives understand the implications of pending and adopted legislation and develop policy and program recommendations to best meet the needs of our local community, while leading strategic change initiatives to elevate organizational capability.
  • Fund Development —we develop state and federal government and foundation grant submissions on behalf of the department, and often with nonprofit partners.

Annual Reports

Policy & Legislation, On the Horizon 2021 Report
2020 Contra Costa County Annual Report
2019 Annual Fund Development Report

Safety Net Programs

Fact Sheet – CalFresh Benefits Increase (October 2021)
Measure X Safety Net Presentation (July 2021)
Immigration Information
Impact Brief – Rule Change for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) who receive CalFresh (February 2020)
Fact Sheet – CalFresh Expansion (June 2019)
Public Comment Opposing Proposed SNAP Rule Changes (March 2019)
Texas Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act (December 2018)

Children and Family Services

Measure X Child Welfare Presentation (June 2021)

Head Start and Community Services

Measure X Early Learning Presentation (May 2021)

Aging and Adult Services

Measure X Older Adults Presentation (May 2021)