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The Imperial County Department of Social Services is the second largest County agency comprised of 512 staff members across the Imperial Valley. ICDSS operates under the policy direction of the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, the California Department of Social Services, and California Department of Health Care Services. ICDSS is responsible for planning, implementing, operating and monitoring social services programs that protect children and adults from abuse or neglect, enable the frail and disabled to remain in their homes, move eligible individuals and families from dependency to self-sufficiency and provide public assistance benefits for eligible recipients. Funding for programs comes from Federal, State and County sources. ICDSS assists approximately 60% of Imperial County residents, from newborns to the elderly and was backed by the resources of a $132 million annual budget for FY 2020-2021.

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