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NPR 9420.1A
Effective Date: September 07, 2016
Expiration Date: September 07, 2026
Printable Format (PDF)

Subject: Budget Formulation (Revalidated on September 15, 2021 with Change 1)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

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P.1 Purpose

This NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) provides requirements and a general overview on how to develop, refine, justify, and submit NASA's annual request for direct budget authority to be appropriated by Congress. It includes information on establishing NASA budget estimates in the Government-wide President's Budget Request (PBR), and an overview of how the Agency monitors the Congressional appropriations process. This NPR focuses on budget formulation, which comprises the first three phases of the Agency's four-phase Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. This language applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (a Federally Funded Research and Development Center), other contractors, recipients of grants, cooperative agreements, or other agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the applicable contracts, grants, or agreements.

b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be to the latest version, unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

a. The Budget and Fiscal, Budget, and Program Information; 31 United States Code (U.S.C.), Chapters 9, 11.

b. National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. ยง 20101 et seq.

c. Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA Modernization Act), Pub. L. 111-352, 124 Stat. 3866 (2011).

d. NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 1000.3, The NASA Organization.

e. NPD 9010.2, Financial Management.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget.

b. NPD 1000.0, NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook.

c. NPD 1000.5, Policy for NASA Acquisition.

d. NPD 1001.0, 2018 NASA Strategic Plan.

e. NPR 9010.3, Financial Management Internal Control.

f. NPR 9010.3, Financial Management Internal Control.

g. NPR 9090.1, Partnership Agreements-Financial Requirements and Administration.

h. NPR 9095.1, Working Capital Fund Policies and Requirements.

i. NPR 9290.1, Special Accounts.

j. NPR 9330.1, External Reports-Budget.

k. NPR 9470.1, Budget Execution.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Quality assurance reviews and analysis of budgetary reports and data submitted through the various budget calls will be used to measure compliance with this NPR.

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 9420.1, Budget Formulation, dated December 24, 2008.

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