E-Learning Module: Federal Budget Allocation


Developed for students as well as the general public, this interactive learning activity is designed to teach about how Congress allocates funds in the federal budget. To open the module, click the graphic.

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Federal Budget Allocation

Sponsor: The Henry Luce Foundation

One of Congress' major responsibilities is providing funds for federal programs. This activity allows you to try your hand at allocating the federal budget. You will first be asked how much money you think was allocated to categories such as defense, welfare, and the environment. Then you will see how much money Congress actually provided. Next, you will decide how the budget SHOULD be allocated, and then compare your spending priorities to those of other students.