Business Office

Budget: Actual vs. estimated administrative budget

$42.55MilOct 2021

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Notes on Methodology

Please note in the chart above that:

  • the dotted trend line represents the cumulative budgeted spend
  • the solid trend line represents the cumulative actual spend

  • AHS Central Office
  • Department of Finance and Management
  • State of Vermont Legislature – Joint Fiscal Committee
  • Agency of Digital Services


Story Behind the Curve

This performance measure is important because knowing where DVHA stands with actual spend to our budget informs DVHA’s partners on closeout expectations.

The administrative budget is for the costs of how DVHA does business, staff, contracts, and grants. The performance measure for the administrative budget is to show where DVHA’s actual spend is to where we should be in our budget.

The data shows that DVHA is slightly overspent in general fund by $194,281 and are under spent in federal funds by 12.1M. The reasoning behind the under spend is due to the timing of invoicing coming into the business office from outside vendors and ADS. 

Personnel Service

As of 10/31/2021, DVHA has 373 positions total of which 47 (13%) are currently vacant which includes 21 limited service and 6 temporary State employees. The Health Access Eligibility Unit has 21 vacancies.

The budget for SFY 22 is $36,456,284.28 with a rolled forward amount of $234,845 from SFY 21 totaling $36,691,129.28. DVHA is at 33.09% of spend and will close at the end of the year close to the budget.


This area is underspent to-date, DVHA is at 20.65% of spend when we are estimated to be at 33.3%. With the new state fiscal year just starting up, the information on the reason why DVHA is underspent does not paint a full picture. The adjusted budget for this area is $98,548,476.89. 


General Operating: DVHA has a general operating budget of $6,862,836. DVHA is underspent, with a 16.66% of spend when DVHA is estimated to be at 33.3%.  With the new state fiscal year just starting up, the information on the reason why DVHA is underspent does not paint a full picture. Based on previous year’s spending with the operating cost, DVHA is projected to be sightly underspent for the year. 

ADS MOU Operating: The DVHA budget has $19,422,819 for the ADS MOU to support IT projects for SFY22.  DVHA rolled forward over an additional $1,808,617.31 related to PY invoices. The total budget for SFY22 is $21,231,436.31. The rolled forward amount has been liquidated.

DVHA has spent $5,763,881.83 as of 10/31/21, which is 27.15% of spend of the MOU. DVHA is slightly underspent at this moment in time.


Grants adjusted budget is $3,430,317.97 and grants are slightly overspent right now at 28.77% when it should be at an estimated 33.3%. The Grants are overspent at this time because of the number of invoices that were held at the end of SFY21 to pay within SFY22. Based on previous year’s spending, Grants should be underspent at year end.

Narrative last updated:  11/15/2021

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