Each Colorado state departmental agency is required to submit their budget request to the Office of State Planning and Budgeting on November 1 of every year. Then, in November and December, the two months before the Legislative session begins, the agencies present their budgets to the Joint Budget Committee. This year’s round of agency budgets is now available on the State Planning and Budgeting website. Here you will also find the department Performance Plans that are also now required as part of the SMART Government Act. For information about the SMART Act, see this Issue Brief from the Colorado Legislative Council.
Our library permanently retains copies of all agency budget requests. In many cases our holdings date back to the 1970s. Budgets are available for checkout and recent years are available online; search our web catalog to find budgets from previous years.