Policy Number


Policy Category

Budget and Finance

Policy Title

Budgeting of Non-Recurring Resources

Non-recurring resources are resources that are not part of an annual revenue stream. Non-recurring resources include but are not limited to such categories as:

  • Fund balances (i.e., "carryover")
  • Reserves
  • One-time grants or awards of money
  • Funds withheld from annual budget allocations (e.g., funds held back from annual General Fund transfer to Capital Repair & Improvement)
  • Special allocations from the state (e.g., allocations from the Emergency Board)
  • Other special allocations (e.g., "seed money" for a project)

Non-recurring resources shall not be budgeted for ongoing recurring expenditures.

Non-recurring resources may be allocated for one-time expenditures including but not limited to the following:

  • Capital equipment
  • Capital construction
  • Investment in a new program or service that will move to recurring funding sources after a specified trial period
  • Projects related to the strategic directions of the college.

However, the college shall not rely on non-recurring resources for funding ongoing needs such as major maintenance and equipment replacement.

Adopted: January 14, 2004
Reviewed: March 14, 2007
Reviewed: November 4, 2009
Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Reviewed: October 7, 2015