Kentucky Budgeting System

Kentucky Budgeting System (KBUD) is the budgeting system currently used by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This page contains information and templates dealing with Preparation of the Executive Budget Recommendation and the Budget of the Commonwealth.

Link to KBUD Application
KBUD Application

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2020-2022 Budget Preparation

2020-22 Branch Budget Instructions​

2022 KBUD Budget Preparation Manual (State Agencies)​

2022 KBUD Postsecondary Budget Preparation Manual (Universities Only)​​

2022 KBUD Budget Objects

Things to do before the personnel runs arrive


History Change Form Guidance for Budget Requests​

Retirement Code Table​

KBUD Budget Preparation Refresher​

Questions from KBUD Refresher Training 7-31-19​


Aids to Calculation not included in the Branch Budget Instructions Manual



Budget Request Templates   

Exhibits 3A and 3B Template for 2020-22​