Statewide Automated Welfare System (SAWS)
The SAWS project is the automation of county welfare business processes for the following programs:
- CalWORKs, SNAP, Medi-Cal, Foster Care, Refugee, and County Medical Services.
SAWS is being implemented through three consortia:
- Los Angeles Eligibility, Automated Determination, Evaluation and Reporting (LEADER) Consortium
- Welfare Client Data System (WCDS) Consortium
- Consortium IV (C-IV)
The Office of Systems Integration is responsible for state-level project management and oversight. The Consortia are responsible for local project management.
The SAWS project also includes the Welfare Data Tracking Implementation Project (WDTIP).