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Establishing Appropriations by Method of Finance, Rider and Capital Budget Schedules

Issued: June 17, 2005
Updated: June 21, 2019 – View Changes

FPP A.020


Applicable to

State agencies and institutions of higher education.


During July, the process of setting up original budgets in the Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) begins for appropriation year (AY) 2020. Appropriations for state agencies and institutions of higher education are identified in the strategies and riders of the Conference Committee Report for House Bill 1, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, General Appropriations Act (GAA), and other legislation containing AY20 appropriations.

Before appropriation control officers (ACOs) will approve original budget transactions entered by agencies and institutions, three schedules (as applicable) must be completed and submitted to the Comptroller’s Appropriation Control section.

Note: ACOs must approve the budgets entered into USAS before Aug. 30 to ensure fiscal 2020 appropriations are available on the first business day of the new fiscal year.

Schedules — Due to ACOs by July 26, 2019

Method of Finance Allocation Schedule

Identifies the allocation of funding sources among strategies. All agencies and institutions must complete this schedule.

Rider Appropriation Schedule

Identifies funding for riders appropriating sum certain amounts (found in the GAA) and appropriations contained in bills other than the GAA. Only agencies and institutions with sum certain riders from the GAA or appropriations from other legislation must complete this schedule.

Capital Budget Allocation Schedule

Identifies the allocation of strategies and funding sources to the Capital Budget rider. Only agencies with Capital Budget riders must complete this schedule.

Legal cite

House Bill 1, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, General Appropriations Act (GAA)


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Changes to this Document
Date Updates
06/21/2019 Updated deadlines for fiscal 2020, added DLT reference information
06/25/2018 Updated deadlines for fiscal 2019
06/23/2017 Updated deadlines for fiscal 2018
06/24/2016 Updated deadlines for fiscal 2017

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