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HHS Reference Tool for Contract Funding, Formation and Appropriations Law Compliance

Annual Appropriation

Will the total contract performance period exceed one year?


Yes        No


Help Notes

An annual appropriation (also called fiscal year or 1-year appropriation) is made for a specified fiscal year and is available for obligation only during the fiscal year for which made. The federal government’s fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following year (31 U.S.C. 1102). All appropriations are presumed to be annual appropriations unless the appropriation act expressly provides otherwise.