ForeignAssistance.gov collects budget planning data at different points in the federal budget cycle. Agencies report request data once they have completed their annual Congressional Budget Justifications to Congress. They provide appropriation data once they have received their annual appropriation from Congress and, if applicable, have tagged those funds to categories and countries.
ForeignAssistance.gov collects financial (obligated and spent) data quarterly. Each agency populates its data in a data ingest template that is standardized across all reporting agencies. This promotes data consistency across the U.S. government. The fields in the ingest template correspond to the information required by FATAA, OMB Bulletin 12-01, and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).