This links page aims to put in one place all of the outside links that could be useful to our membership. Know of other web sites of general interest to public budget practitioners and students? Please pass them along to us for addition to this section of the AABPA website for all to see. Send your website suggestions to AABPA.


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  • Economic Indicators, 1998-present - Prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Indicators provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.
  • Economic Indicators, Schedule of release dates - Coordinated by OMB, the schedule contains release dates for principal economic indicators from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy and Labor, plus the Federal Reserve Board.
  • Economic Report of the President - The Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors annual report, it overviews the nation's economic progress. The report contains extensive statistical appendices.
  • Economagic
  • - a free site containing links, and sub-links, to thousands of time series of economic information. Subscribers may also download excel files for the same data.
  • Economic Statistics - A White House-maintained gateway site for easy access to government statistics on employment, income, international, money, output, prices, production and transportation.
  • Education Statistics - The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
  • Exchange Stabilization Fund financial statements. Treasury's required reports to the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees.
  • - OMB site assesses the performance of every Federal program, under the The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). PART assessments gives ratings of "Effective," "Moderately Effective," or "Adequate" to programs that are performing. Programs categorized as not performing have ratings of Ineffective or Results Not Demonstrated.


  • Federal Budget - Browse the federal budget going back to FY 1996.
  • Federal budget process - An excellent review of the federal budget process, on the Department of Education site.
  • Federal Business Opportunities - The single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. It replaced Commerce Business Daily in 2002.
  • Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) - Analysis of federal-state financial relations. Features include Budget Briefs, grants database. This is a subscription service.
  • Federal Funds Report, Consolidated - Covers Federal expenditures or obligations for grants, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, direct payments for individuals, other direct payments, direct loans, guaranteed or insured loans, and insurance; in all states, the District of Columbia, and US Outlying Areas.
  • Federal Register - The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
  • Federal Reserve Bulletin, 1996-present - The Federal Reserve's journal of record. The Bulletin includes topical research articles, legal developments, Report on the Condition of the U.S. Banking Industry, and other general information. This site also includes access to the separately published (since 2004) Statistical Supplement to the Bulletin.
  • - A free, searchable database of federal government spending on grants and contracts.
  • FedStats - Gateway to statistics for all Federal agencies reporting expenditures of at least $500,000 per year. Heavily cross-indexed; a central place for federal statistics.
  • - Free, searchable database, created by OMB Watch, of federal government spending.
  • Fed in Print - A comprehensive index to all Federal Reserve economic research, maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  • Financial Report of the U.S. Government - Provides summary information on federal government operations and financial positions on an accrual basis - important for understanding the government's long-term financial position.
  • FindLaw - Aims to provide comprehensive legal references for federal and state laws.




  • International documents - Maintained by the International Documents Task Force of the American Library Association.




  • Law Library of Congress - A gateway to global and comparative law resources.
  • - A meta-site for all legal info, including forms, legal software, find a lawyer.
  • Legislative Sourcebook - An excellent and eclectic site maintained by the Law Librarians' Society of DC.
  • LibrarySpot - Look on this as an online reference library. Worth a look. Highly recommended by professional librarians.