PPBE Process

Color of Money

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The term “Color of Money” is uses in the DoD to refer to an Appropriation Category for an DoD financial account.  The type of account can range from Procurement, Research and Development (R&D), Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and others. Each category is considered to be a different color of money.

See Types of Funds and Appropriation Categories for more details on the individual accounts.

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