Connect the Budget Process to Your Priorities
Building Your Budget with Program Data
OnlinePBB Budgeter is the bridge between your PBB data and your budget process. Each request begins with a program instead of a line item. Therefore, the impact of the request is at the program level and tied to your organization's results. It allows departments to declare intent and add narrative; then, it will enable decision-makers to observe the big picture.
With OnlinePBB Budgeter, you can create budget requests at the program level with built-in cost and program data to serve as a fully built decision package. Programs increase accessibility and communicability between organizational staff and elected officials tasked with understanding requests and making decisions. Each programmatic budget request includes the nature of the program change and the resulting impact(s) of that change. Additionally, the recommended budget impact is described and identified in the allocated budget details of the program. The program budget request comes with both financial and strategic alignment information. Learn more here.
Program Data Just Got More Distinguished...
Learn more about updated GFOA Distinguished Budget Award Eligibility Criteria
GFOA is proud to announce updates to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program for budgets beginning on or after 1/1/2021. For more information about program changes or to view updated forms, click here.
Some important changes include:
- Clearly presented departmental program descriptions
- A narrative description of the assigned services, functions, programs and activities of organizational units should be included. Major priorities within each organizational unit should also be addressed.
- Clear linkage between identified programs and goals and objectives
- This criterion requires that departmental/program goals and objectives be described. The relationship of departmental/program goals to the strategic goals of the entity should be apparent.