Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Appropriations funds the cost of operating and maintaining equipment at a state of readiness.  See Appropriations Categories

O&M appropriations are used to finance the following efforts:

  • Operation and maintenance
  • Training, organization, and administration
  • Repair of facilities and equipment
  • Hire of passenger motor vehicles
  • Travel and transportation
  • Care of the dead
  • Procurement of services, supplies, and equipment
  • Communications
  • Recruiting
  • Depot maintenance
  • Purchases from Defense Working Capital Funds (e.g., spare parts)
  • Base operations support

Each O&M appropriation is subdivided into four budget activities (BAs):

  • BA-1 Operating Forces
  • BA-2 Mobilization
  • BA-3 Training and Recruiting
  • BA-4 Administrative and Service-wide Activities

Time Limitation
Available for new obligations for one fiscal year.

Funding Policy
Annualized

Types of Costs
Expense costs

Acquisition Milestone
Operations and Support Phase

Quantities
N/A

May NOT Fund
These funds may not be used for efforts that are integral to a developmental, production or modification program/effort and any other costs more appropriately funded by other specific appropriations.

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Updated: 6/8/2018

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