The Advanced Search page in Spending Forecast Center provides you with a number of additional refinement options you can use to narrow your search for Project Previews and spending-plan documents:
If you enter keywords, the search will look for these keywords inside the Project Previews text and the spending-plan documents. The Spending Forecast Center search page has one field for keywords, and all of them will be found in the Project Previews and spending-plan documents in your search results. The Advanced Search page has three entry fields for keywords, and all three can be used at the same time. Tip: When choosing your keywords, remember that these are planning and budgeting documents. They contain budgetary items, expense descriptions, written-out plans, and funding types.
Note that keyword searches for Project Previews will not always yield the number and type of results you're looking for, due to the limited amount of searchable text on Project Previews and their infrequent references to specific products and services. Please see the Project Preview Search Strategies page for best practices on how to get the best results from your Spending Forecast Center searches.
The geographic location of the agency that published its capital plans and budgets. Search by states, cities, counties, and MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas).
Level of Government
You can search for spending plans issued by agencies at the city/town, county, and state level as well as by special districts and school districts.
Ten areas of function or jurisdiction are available as search refinements, including "Education," "General Purpose," "Public Safety," and "Transportation."
You can search for Project Previews and spending-forecast documents based on the year in which the plan/project begins or includes. You can also search by the following publication-date ranges: Last 7 days, last 30 days, last 90 days, last 1 year, all dates, or a custom date range you specify. You can apply those same date-range parameters to the latest date on which Project Previews were updated.
When you only want to see only the newest additions to the database, you can select a date range to cover the time since your last search. The results will include only those Project Previews, plans and budgets added to the database since your last search.
You have four different plan types that you can use as search parameters:
Budget – The amount of money or resources earmarked by an agency for a particular institution, activity or time frame; an itemized summary of intended expenditures along with available/expected funds usually extending for one fiscal year.
Capital Improvement Plan – Sometimes referred to as a CIP, this is a short-range plan, usually spanning four to six years, that identifies capital projects and equipment purchases, provides a planning schedule and identifies options for financing the plan.
Comprehensive Plan – A plan of proposed capital fund expenditures and the means of financing them from the current fiscal period and over a longer-term planning horizon.
Transportation Improvement Plan – A capital plan focused specifically on transportation infrastructure and/or equipment. See the definition for capital improvement plan.
You can also choose to filter your results by plan status, with the following choices: Adopted, Amended, and Proposed.
Project Preview Details
You can filter your search results according whether the total project budget is greater than or less than a certain amount or in a certain monetary range.
The same industry verticals used as search filters in Project Center are available to you in Spending Forecast Center.