The term “Color of Money” is uses in the DoD to refer to an Appropriation Category for a 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.


Updated: 7/13/2017

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