Week 2

 The Public Budget is the comprehensive financial plan for all levels of government—federal, state, and local—that outlines how funds are used for public services.

The process of determining the Federal Budget is complex, and the intricacies of how funds are allocated at the federal level trickle down, impacting not only the budgets of federal agencies and departments but also influencing state and local agencies and their funds for things like education and disaster relief.

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In this assignment, you will summarize the Public Budget and major budget acts, describe the Federal Budget submission process, and take a closer look at how the Federal Budget's allocation of funds impacts your chosen federal department or agency.

Preparation

Visit the A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and AgenciesLinks to an external site. and choose one federal agency or department to explore in this assignment.

Instructions

In a 3-4-page paper (plus a cover page and a source list page), please include the following:

  1. Summarize the history of the Public Budget, including at least two major budget acts that were passed to shape the Public Budget.
    • Title this section of your paper Public Budget.
    • Note: Since this section focuses on this history of the Public Budget as a whole, do not include your chosen federal agency or department here.
  2. Describe the steps and procedures involved in submitting the Federal Budget, including how the Federal Budget is proposed, prepared, and presented for approval.
    • Title this section of your paper Federal Budget Submission Process.
  3. Describe your chosen federal department or agency, including context and background information.
    • Title this section of your paper Introducing the Chosen Federal Department or Agency.
  4. Determine if the funds that the Federal Budget allocates to your chosen federal department or agency are enough for that department or agency to fulfill its mission and accomplish its goals.
    • Title this section of your paper Budget Alignment with Mission and Goals.
  5. Determine how the funds that the Federal Budget allocates to your chosen federal department or agency impact that department or agency's ability to implement a specific policy.
    • Title this section of your paper Budget Impact on Policy Implementation.
  6. Analyze changes in the funds allocated by the Federal Budget to your chosen federal department or agency over the last five to ten years, including a comparison of specific annual budget data and possible reasons why the budget may have fluctuated.
    • Title this section of your paper Analyzing the Evolution of Allocated Funds.
  7. In a Source List using proper SWS style, support your observations by citing:
    • The president's budget,
    • The budget of your chosen federal department or agency,
    • And at least four additional credible sources.

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