Project Description

FFM 403: Federal Appropriations Law

The course is an overview that acquaints participants with the purposes and principles of federal fiscal law. The learner is given an analytical framework for approaching appropriations issues. Topics addressed include the availability of appropriations as to purpose, amount and time, the necessary expense rule, the Anti-deficiency Act, augmentation, the bona fide needs rule, and multiyear contracting.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic constitutional and legislative controls and processes regarding federal funds
  • Identify basic fiscal law terminology
  • Identify fundamental rules of statutory construction.
  • Describe the concept of “obligation” in appropriations law
  • Recognize the application of appropriations law in federal interagency transactions

Course Details

  • Course Length – Available in 1, 2, 3, 4 ,or 5 day increments
  • Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 8 per day
  • Graded Materials Include: Attendance of all Instructional Hours, Participation, and Course Exercises
  • SCC offers this course virtually through the following: Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams, Zoom for Government, WebEx, and Google Meets.
Course ID
FFM 403
Course Length
Available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Day Increments
8 per day
Delivery Method
Course is available In-Person and Virtually

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