For this assignment, select a real-world budget for use in this and future assignments.
For this assignment, select a real-world budget for use in this and future assignments. You should read all of the assignments to ensure the budget selected will meet the needs of all assignments. The budget must include information on:
Soliciting citizen input.
Tracking, monitoring, and evaluation.
Department breakdown of allocated funding.
The sample budgets provided in the resources include an appropriate level of detail.
In some communities, this information will be in a single, lengthy document, as illustrated in the examples provided in the sample budgets. In other communities, the materials might be in several documents in the form of spreadsheets, policies on budgets, et cetera. Note: Spreadsheets will be insufficient for supporting courseroom activities.
Many budgets for public sector departments are available online in either PDF or HTML format. As a rule, the budgets are available by community (such as city, county, or state), but many have departmental breakdowns for specific departments. For this assignment, identify a specific community budget you would like to work with. The budget proposed must include departmental breakdowns. You are free to work with the budget of your own community, as long as it can be made available for instructor review. You may propose a budget for a nonprofit, as long as you can meet the same requirements for public departments included in this assignment.
The budget documents for the state and federal governments are quite complex. For controllability, learners are strongly advised to use the budget of a city, county, special district, or nonprofit. However, to make the course more user-friendly and applicable to your individual needs, you may elect to use the state or federal budgets, but you will be held to the same standards as those applied to those focusing on briefer materials. If you do elect to use a state or federal budget, please identify a narrowly focused department. For example, instead of using the Department of Justice as an agency of focus, use a sub-component of the federal department such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If you have any questions about the suitability of the department you wish to focus upon, please contact your instructor to discuss the issue.
As a general rule, private sector organization budgets will not be acceptable. However, exceptions may be made if the private sector organization is providing a quasi-public function, such as that might be seen in a not-for-profit hospital. If you believe you might wish to move in this direction, please contact the instructor, discussing the organization you wish to propose. The instructor has the discretion to approve a private sector organization if it will support both the needs of the learner and the framework provided by the course competencies.
Special note: If you elect to focus on a nonprofit organization or a special tax district (for example, fire, school, water, et cetera), you will be working from the perspective of that nonprofit or special task district, as it is a stand-alone entity.
Your assignment should meet the following requirements:
APA format: Follow current APA style and formatting.
Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages, excluding cover page, references, and, if included, an abstract.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
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