Developing the budget is one of the most critical, and complex, duties with which the Board of County Supervisors is tasked. This process is a delicate balance between investing in the services that enhance our community and while also not overburdening the taxpayers of Prince William. It always involves tough choices. That was truer than ever this year, as the financial realities of the COVID-19 took hold.

County staff has worked tirelessly budget for the increased need for safety net services brought about by the pandemic, even as revenue projections drop. The over $40M in budget cuts include eliminating a planned 3% merit increase for County staff, pausing most Capital Improvement Program projects and initiating a hiring freeze. While not the ambitious budget proposed in February, the budget that passed on April 28 contains a mix of strategic cuts and investments that will help our community weather this storm, together. Read Supervisor Boddye’s statement on the FY 2021 Budget, and view posts from throughout the process below.

Co-responder Program Improves Outcomes for Individuals in Crisis

Prince William County Community Services (CS) and Police Department have worked hard over the past several months developing the new Co-Responder Program that was approved by the Board of County […]

Prince William County awarded $41 million in second round of CARES Act funding | Coronavirus | insidenova.com

While the county continues to grapple with climbing costs associated with the pandemic, including dramatic costs estimates for schools in the fall, Prince William County has received an infusion of […]

Boddye On School Funding: We Are In This Together

Last night, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $5M of its CARES Act funding to Prince William County Public Schools, to offset costs associated with […]

Board of County Supervisors’ Allocates an Additional $25 Million in CARES Act Funding

In May, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted to allocate $15.8 million of the $41 million of CARES Act funding the county received from the federal government, with […]

Prince William board to decide how to spend $41 million in federal COVID-19 aid | News | princewilliamtimes.com

“We know there are a lot of businesses being hit hard right now,” Boddye said. “We’re going to have a lot of folks coming to us, wanting that relief and […]

Post Budget Adoption Update: Investing in Our Future

Last night, the Board of Supervisors adopted Prince William County's FY2021 Budget. It is a far cry from the ambitious set of priorities we were presented with back in February, [...]

Budget realities from COVID-19 cut $40.6 million from Prince William budgets | Prince William | insidenova.com

Prince William County will leave the rate on real estate taxes unchanged for the next fiscal year, as the budget reality of the COVID-19 pandemic forced supervisors to ditch new […]

Proposed FY21 Budget: A Reflection of Community Values

A community’s budget is a statement of that community’s values. Prince William County’s newly-revised FY21 Proposed Budget is built on a flat tax rate with an emphasis on human services […]

Board of County Supervisors to Consider Revised FY2021 Budget

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors received a budget recap for the $1-billion, fiscal year 2021 budget that was based on a flat real estate tax rate of $1.125 […]

FY21 Budget: Current Economic Realities

Many of you have reached out with concern about how the real estate tax rate originally advertised in February will affect families now struggling to make ends meet. I have […]