The section of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 that allows a non-expenditure transfer of funds from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to a recipient implementing U.S. government agency. An agreement under this section is more commonly known as an Interagency Agreement (IAA). Under an IAA, the recipient U.S. government agency assumes program and financial responsibility and may use the Department of State or USAID’s and/or its own authority in obligating the funds. The funds are obligated by the recipient agency. A 632(a) agreement constitutes a legal augmentation of the recipient agency‘s appropriation. The Department of State or USAID’s budgetary resources are reduced and the recipient agency resources are increased. Under a 632(a) agreement, the recipient agency records obligations and tracks and reports on the funding.
The section of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 that gives the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) authority to provide foreign assistance funds to utilize the services and facilities of any requesting U.S. government agency. All obligations are recorded, tracked, and reported in the Department of State or USAID’s financial systems.
The section of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 that requires the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to report to Congress their apportionment of funds by country and category of assistance. The “Appropriated” tabs on ForeignAssistance.gov’s map, agency, and category pages depict funding that Congress has appropriated to agencies, with the Department of State and USAID’s figures updated following completion of the 653(a) report.
Funds that have been provided by Congress for committing obligations or making payments to specific accounts, typically for certain programs, projects, and activities.
A public law passed by Congress and signed by the President of the United States that provides funds for committing obligations and making payments (expenditures) out of the U.S. Department of Treasury for specified purposes. This can take one of three forms. A Continuing Appropriations Resolution (CR) provides budget authority for federal agencies and/or specific activities to continue operations when Congress and the President have not completed action on the regular appropriations acts by the beginning of the fiscal year. A Consolidated Appropriations Act packages many smaller, ordinary appropriations bills into one larger single bill that could be passed with only one vote in each house. A Supplemental Appropriations Act is budget authority provided in addition to regular or continuing appropriations and is generally made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
A type of planned funds that report on the allocation of prior-year appropriated funding. Appropriated Actuals do not reflect obligations, expenditures, disbursements, or other types of committed or spent data. Rather, they document how the funds that were appropriated by Congress were allocated by U.S. government agencies among countries, regional programs, and other worldwide activities, by category and sector, after any reprogramming or steps of the budget execution cycle. These are the final planned figures that guide how funds will then be obligated. The “Appropriated” tabs on ForeignAssistance.gov’s map, agency, and category pages depict funding that Congress has appropriated to agencies, updated to reflect agencies’ final planned figures once available.
Funds which have been applied by a U.S. government agency to defined activities and bind the U.S. government to make outlays either immediately or in the future. Obligations, also called commitments, may include a range of transactions, such as contracts, grants, guarantees, assistance agreements, etc. The "Obligated" tabs on the map, agency, and category pages depict funding that an agency has reported as being assigned to a program, project, contract, or initiative.
The president’s budget proposal to Congress provides a comprehensive outline of all programs the President proposes to execute in the following fiscal year, and how much money is requested for each. The "Requested" tabs on ForeignAssistance.gov’s map, agency, and category pages depict funding that an agency has requested to be assigned to a program, project, or initiative.
Outlays, disbursements, and expenditures by a U.S. government agency that include the amount of checks issued, cash disbursed, interest accrued, and net of refunds and reimbursements. They are payments to liquidate obligations (other than the repayment of debt). The "Spent" tabs on the map, agency, and category pages depict government outlay, disbursement, and expenditure data. Disbursements are the funds paid/outlaid by U.S. government agencies, by cash or cash equivalent, during the fiscal year to liquidate government obligations. Expenditures are the actual disbursement of funds in return for goods and services.