TeachMeFinance.com - explain budget function
budget function -- One of 20 broad categories into which budgetary
resources are grouped so that all budget authority and outlays can be presented
according to the national interests being addressed. There are 17 broad
budget functions, including national defense, international affairs, energy,
agriculture, health, income security, and general government. Three other
functions--net interest, allowances, and undistributed offsetting receipts--are
included to complete the budget.
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