Definitions for "APPROPRIATIONS"
Legislation which provides the actual funds to operate the departments and agencies of the federal government. There are 13 regular appropriations bills which must be approved on an annual basis effective for the fiscal year which begins on Oct. 1 (also see Continuing Resolution).
This is legislative authorization by law for the state to spend money or take on obligations.
Funding for government programs.
Money set aside by government for specific uses, such as military forces or highway construction.