County Executive Presents FY 2016 Carryover Budget Recommendations

July 26, 2016

Fairfax County Executive Edward L. Long presented his recommendations for use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 carryover funds to the Board of Supervisors today. Carryover is the process by which certain unspent or unencumbered funds for commitments to pay for goods and services at the end of one fiscal year are reappropriated to the next fiscal year. FY 2016 ended on June 30, 2016.

The FY 2016 carryover balance (revenue and disbursements) is $37.57 million, which is slightly less than 1 percent of the county’s General Fund Budget. Long’s recommended allocation:

  • $10.99 million to be held in reserve to address critical one-time requirements and funding needs, as well as the potential impact of recent information about state revenue shortfalls in FY 2016.
  • $26.58 million to be allocated in the carryover package as follows:
    • $5.29 million in response to previous Board direction such as the General Fund contribution to the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse. Also included is funding and 10 new positions for the Community Services Board to provide support coordination services for individuals with developmental disabilities based on recent changes in state requirements.
    • $20.81 million for funding county reserves and infrastructure needs based on county policy.  
    • $0.48 million for funding other requirements such as addressing prevention efforts in the human services system.

Next steps:

  • Sept. 13 – Board of Supervisors Budget Committee meeting to discuss recommended allocations.
  • Sept. 20 – Next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors will include public hearings on the carryover recommendations and a vote on the FY 2016 Carryover Budget Package.

More information on the FY 2016 Carryover Budget Package and the county’s budget can be found online at


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