The budget process is explained as consisting of 20 key steps in the budget formulation, execution, and oversight phases.  Fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) is used to illustrate when actions can be expected.  FY 2020 starts October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2020.  The budget calendar example lists the specific steps and provides a link to a descriptions of each key step.

 

 
Date Steps - click for more info
June 2018 Step 1 GUIDANCE
Spring/summer 2018 Step 2 STRATEGY
December 2017 - August 2018 Step 3 REQUEST
June - August 2018 Step 4DECISIONS
September 2018 Step 5 TO OMB
November, December 2018 Step 6 PASSBACK
After passback Step 7 APPEALS
February 2019 Step 8 TO CONGRESS
March/April 2019 Step 9 HEARINGS
February - June 2019 Step 10 Q & As
March - October 2019 Step 11 MARKUPS
September 2019 Step 12 VOTES
September 2019 Step 13 THE CR
October 2019 Step 14 CONFERENCE
October/November 2019 Step 15 ENACTED
September 2019 Step 16 OP PLAN, expenditure plan
October - December 2019 Step 17 ALLOCATE
October 2019 and later Step 18 ACTION!
Anytime Step 19AUDITS
 March/April 2021  OVERSIGHT