Federal Budget and Financial Management

Federal Funds Control for Non-Financial Personnel

CPEs: 14|CEUs: 1.4
Classroom, Virtual

Who Should Attend

This active, hands-on course was designed for Federal civilian, active military, and federal contractors new to Federal funds control responsibilities or for those who want an overview of the Federal funds control process.  Typical attendees include administrative professionals, acquisition professionals, travel managers, new funds certifying officials, budget analysts, program managers, transit program managers, project managers and purchase card holders.  


Course Overview

Most Federal employees have some responsibility or oversight for federal dollars (sometimes it is an “other duty as assigned” or secondary job function).  If you are a purchase card holder, involved in contracting, grants or cooperative agreements, work on or support the budget, spending plans or operating plans, request or purchase supplies, work in information technology, manage the transit program, or plan or facilitate travel or training, then you are involved in funds control.  This course examines the statutory, regulatory, policy, and historical basis of the availability and use of appropriated funds.  The course is based on the Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, the “Red Book” published by the General Accounting Office. 

Course Objectives

  • Identify the major legislation and legal framework that affects funds control
  • Get an overview of the Federal budget process
  • Understand budget authority and who makes the rules
  • Learn how to spend under a Continuing Resolution (CR) environment
  • Learn what documentation is required for each fund control area
  • Understand the importance of reviewing a Statement of Work
  • Thoroughly understand the Bona Fide Needs Rule
  • Glean an understanding of why an agency must have a fund control system and follow fund control regulations
  • Comprehend the relationship between an agency’s internal controls and fund controls
  • Receive an overview of the relationship between an agency’s financial management system and fund control system
  • Achieve a comprehensive understanding of the Antideficiency Act (Time, Purpose, Amount)
  • Understand the types of funds (annual, multi, and no year)
  • Understand the difference between a contract, grant, and a cooperative agreement
  • Thoroughly understand restrictions on obligations and expenditures (outlays/disbursements)
  • Gain practical experience working through exercises involving apportionments, allotments, sub-allotments, statutory limitations, and administrative subdivision and control of funds

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This course is available for group training only - virtual or on-site. Please fill out the Group Training Request Form located on this page or call 301-749-5600 for more information.
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