un·​bud·​get·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈbə-jə-təd How to pronounce unbudgeted (audio) \

Definition of unbudgeted

: not budgeted: such as
a : not included as part of planned expenditures unbudgeted overtime hours
b : not allocated as part of planned expenditures Lawmakers left much of the money they expected to have unbudgeted— Ross Ramsey

Examples of unbudgeted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His first term also has been plagued by problems at the Bexar County Jail, including improper transfers or inadvertent releases of inmates, high turnover of guards and unbudgeted overtime costs. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Bexar County sheriff’s race offers stark choice for voters," 17 Oct. 2020 That’s an unbudgeted cost—and states, unlike the federal government, are required to balance their budgets. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, "In the US, 50 States Could Mean 50 Vaccine Rollout Strategies," 16 Oct. 2020 According to the resolution, the city will use contingency funds for unbudgeted expenses, including $125,806 for an annual Axon cost and $115,731 for the purchase of cameras in police vehicles and interview rooms. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Every Wauwatosa police officer will use a body cam after department's video system overhaul," 8 Oct. 2020 Organizations across the health and human services sector spent millions of unbudgeted dollars on personal protective equipment, cleaning services, overtime and hazard pay for workers and technology needed to pivot to telehealth. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "Connecticut nonprofits cutting staff, services in pandemic as revenue from services plunges despite uptick in contributions," 7 Sep. 2020 Coronavirus Relief Fund distribution, these funds can only cover certain unbudgeted expenses. Star Tribune, "Local governments around Minnesota need federal help in this continuing crisis," 6 Aug. 2020 Not only is tax revenue falling, but unbudgeted spending is on the rise. Conrad Swanson, The Denver Post, "Coronavirus to hit Denver’s revenue harder than first year of the Great Recession," 14 Apr. 2020 The $37 million for higher ed, coming directly from the CARES Act, can be used to reimburse necessary, unbudgeted expenditures made in response to the pandemic. Allison Garfield, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gov. Evers to give $80 million to K-12, higher education institutions in response to coronavirus," 17 June 2020 This money was included in the CARES Act coronavirus relief legislation that Congress passed in March, but currently, states are not allowed to use that money for anything other than unbudgeted costs related to the pandemic. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, "It's not just blue states facing major budget shortfalls and asking Congress for help," 16 June 2020

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbudgeted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbudgeted. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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