Historically, a combination of local, state, and federal resources has financed services provided by local health jurisdictions. These include:
- Local funds: county general funds, licenses, permits, and fees for services
- State funds: contracts for specific programs, flexible funds to meet local needs, and reimbursement for performing specific services (i.e., Medicaid reimbursement)
- Federal funds: contracts for specific programs and reimbursement for performing specific services (most of this funding is passed through the state Department of Health)
- Other funding—such as federal or private grants
The mix of these funds and the conditions attached to their use have changed over time.