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Instructions or information issued by OMB to Federal agencies. These are expected to have a continuing effect of two years or more. To obtain circulars that are not available on-line, please call the Office of Management and Budget's information line at (202) 395-3080. Choose from one of two options: Circulars arrayed by numerical sequence; or Circulars indexed by major category.

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OMB Circulars in Numerical Sequence

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Circulars: Budget

  • OMB Circular A-11 - Preparation, Submission and Execution of the Budget

  • OMB Circular A-19 - Legislative Coordination and Clearance

  • OMB Circular A-25 - User Charges

  • OMB Circular A-45 - Rental and Construction of Government Quarters

  • OMB Circular A-76 - (May 29, 2003, including technical correction made
    by OMB Memorandum M-03-20) (August 15, 2003) (63 pages, 1.35 mb)
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #20 in HTML, WPD or PDF (23 pages, 85 kb) (06/14/1999)
    Implementing the FAIR Act
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #21 in HTML (04/27/2000)
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #22 in PDF (2 pages, 8 kb) (08/31/2000)
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #23 in PDF (3 pages, 8 kb) (03/14/2001)
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #24 in PDF (4 pages, 8 kb) (02/27/2002)
    -- Proposed Revised OMB Circular A-76 of November 14, 2002, in PDF (62 pages, 926 kb)
    (for agency and public comment)

Docket of Comments to Proposed Revised OMB Circular A-76 (2002)
-- List of Emails received from Agency and Public
-- List of faxes received from Agency and Public

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Circulars: State and Local Governments

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Circulars: Educational and Non-Profit Institutions Documents

  • OMB Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (05/10/2004) HTML or PDF (109 pages, 263 kb), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220 (30 pages, 384 kb)

  • OMB Circular A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations (11/19/1993) (further amended 09/30/1999, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215 (32 pages, 243 kb))

  • OMB Circular A-122 - Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (05/10/2004) HTML or PDF(55 pages, 220 kb), Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 230 (17 pages, 235 kb)

  • OMB Circular A-133 - Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations (06/24/1997, includes revisions published in Federal Register 06/27/03) HTML or PDF (33 pages, 127 kb)

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Circulars: Procurement

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Circulars: Federal Financial Management Documents

NOTE: Final Guidance has been issued that, upon implementation, will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. See final guidance and OMB Policy Statements for more information.

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Circulars: Federal Information Resources/ Data Collection Documents

  • OMB Circular A-16 - Coordination of Geographic Information, and Related Spatial Data Activities

  • OMB Circular A-89 - Federal Domestic Assistance Program Information

  • OMB Circular A-108 - Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act

  • OMB Circular A-130 - Management of Federal Information Resources HTML or PDF (23 pages, 92 kb)

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Circulars: Other Special Purpose

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