For the purposes of budgeting, an allocation means a delegation, authorized in law, by one agency of its authority to obligate budget authority and outlay funds to another agency. (The appropriation or fund from which the allocation is made is generally referred to as the parent appropriation or fund.) An allocation is made when one or more agencies share the administration of a program for which appropriations are made to only one of the agencies or to the President. When an allocation occurs, the Department of the Treasury establishes a subsidiary account called a “transfer appropriation account,” and the agency receiving the allocation may obligate up to the amount included in the account. The budget does not show the transfer appropriation account separately. Transactions involving allocation accounts appear in the Object Classification Schedule, with the corresponding Program and Financing Schedule, in the President’s budget.
The percentage of new contributions designated for each position in the active portfolio. There can be between one and three active positions for each College Savings plan account. The combined percentage of allocation must equal 100%.
The process of determining how organs are distributed. Allocation includes the system of policies and guidelines which ensure that organs are distributed in an equitable, ethical and medically sound manner.
Allocation has been defined 26 different ways in documents like National Institutes of Health Clinical Trial Glossary, Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Part 93, Subpart U, A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process, and 7 more.