Building a Better Budget Document (second edition)
In Building a Better Budget Document (second edition), the GFOA has assembled more than 250 exemplary budgetary examples taken directly from budget documents submitted to GFOAs Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program. The books aim is for governments to use this information to continue improving their budget documents through more effective policy, financial, operations, and communication components.
The types of governments represented include: municipalities, counties, states, special districts, school districts, pension plans, and colleges and universities.
The book is organized into six sections that reflect the structure of the 27 rating criteria used to evaluate actual budgets submitted to GFOAs Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program.
introduction and overview,
financial structure, policy and process,
capital and debt,
departmental information, and
Each of the books 27 chapters begins by:
stating the criterion,
listing the related questions that program participants must answer (the criteria location guide questions),
providing an explanation of the criteria,
presenting a brief chapter overview, and
offering a helpful hint for meeting the criterion.