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Understanding the Process

Resources are available to help understand the complicated annual budget cycle.

The following are recommended for learning the basic ins-and-outs of federal budgeting:

Budget 101 - A short overview by AAAS of the major phases of the U.S. federal budget cycle. Read here.

Video Short - A brief explainer video from AAAS on how the U.S. federal budget is created. Watch here.

Online Course - A 1 hour course offered by AAAS to understand how the budget steps all come together. Enroll here.