OMB Circulars

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 available in hard copy only, 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.

  • Budget
  • State and Local Governments
  • Educational and Non-Profit Institutions
  • Federal Procurement
  • Federal Financial Management
  • Federal Information Resources / Data Collection
  • Other Special Purpose
  • OMB Circulars in Numerical Sequence

    OMB Circular A-1, dated 08/07/52
    System of Circulars and Bulletins to Executive Departments and Establishments

    OMB Circular A-11, Transmittal Memorandum #72, dated 07/12/99; revised 11/10/99
    Part 1 - Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates
    Part 2 - Preparation and Submission of Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans
       and Annual Program Performance Reports
    Part 3 - Planning, Budgeting, and Acquisition of Capital Assets
    Supplement to Part 3, Capital Programming Guide

    OMB Circular A-16, dated 10/19/90
    Coordination of Surveying, Mapping, and Related Spatial Data Activities

    OMB Circular A-19, dated 09/20/79
    Legislative Coordination and Clearance

    OMB Circular A-21, dated 10/27/98
    Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

    OMB Circular A-25, Transmittal Memorandum #1, dated 07/08/93
    User Charges

    OMB Circular A-34, Transmittal Memorandum #15, dated 10/19/99
    Instructions on Budget Execution

    OMB Circular A-45, dated 10/20/93
    Rental and Construction of Government Quarters

    OMB Circular A-50, dated 09/29/82
    Audit Followup

    OMB Circular A-76 - Performance of Commercial Activities
    -- Circular A-76 in HTML, WPD or PDF PDF Information (29 k) format, dated 08/04/83
       (Revised 06/14/99)
    -- Supplemental Handbook in HTML, WPD or PDF PDF Information (968 k) format, dated 04/01/96
       (Revised 06/14/99)
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #19 in HTML format, dated 03/24/99
        Performance of Commercial Activities
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #20 in HTML, WPD or PDF (85 k) format, dated 06/14/99
        Implementing the FAIR Act
    -- Year 2000 Inventory of Commercial Activities - Guidance Memorandum to
        Heads of Agencies, dated 04/27/00, in HTML, WPD or PDF PDF Information (41 k)
    -- Transmittal Memorandum #21 in HTML format, dated 04/27/00
    -- Proposed Transmittal Memorandum #22 for agency and public comment in HTML
        format, dated 04/27/00 Performance or Commercial Activities
    -- OMB's Fair Act Inventory in HTML or WPD format (09/27/99)
        1999 Inventory of Commercial Activities Under the Federal Activities Inventory
        Reform Act (P.L. 105-260)

    OMB Circular A-87, dated 05/04/95, further amended 8/29/97
    Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments

    OMB Circular A-89, dated 08/17/84
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    OMB Circular A-94, dated 10/29/92
    Discount Rates to be Used in Evaluating Time-Distributed Costs and Benefits

    OMB Circular A-97, dated 08/29/69
    Transmittal Memorandum #1, dated 03/27/81
    Specialized or Technical Services for State and Local Governments

    OMB Circular A-102, dated 10/07/94, further amended 8/29/97
    Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments

    OMB Circular A-109, dated 04/05/76 (Available in hard copy only)
    Major Systems Acquisitions

    OMB Circular A-110, dated 11/19/93, further amended 09/30/99
    Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with
    Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations

    OMB Circular A-119, Transmittal Memorandum dated 02/10/98
    Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Standards

    OMB Circular A-122, dated 06/01/98
    Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations

    OMB Circular A-123, dated 06/21/95
    Management Accountability and Control

    OMB Circular A-125, was rescinded and replaced by the Prompt Pay regulations at 5 CFR Part 1315.

    OMB Circular A-126, dated 05/22/92
    Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft
    -- Attachment A
    -- Attachment B

    OMB Circular A-127, dated 07/23/93
    Financial Management Systems
    Transmittal Memorandum #2, dated June 10, 1999

    OMB Circular A-129, dated 01/11/93
    Managing Federal Credit Programs

    OMB Circular A-130, Transmittal Memorandum #3, dated 02/08/96
    Management of Federal Information Resources

    OMB Circular A-131, dated 05/21/93
    Value Engineering

    OMB Circular A-133, dated 06/24/97
    Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations
    -- Appendix A: Data Collection Form (Form SF-SAC) PDF Information (56 k)
    -- Appendix B: March 2000 Compliance Supplement

    OMB Circular A-134, dated 05/20/93
    Financial Accounting Principles and Standards

    OMB Circular A-135, dated 10/05/94
    Management of Federal Advisory Committees

    | OMB Home Page | Budget Information | Legislative Information | Management Reform/GPRA |
    | Grants Management | Financial Management | Procurement Policy |
    | Information & Regulatory Policy | Special Topics |