Evaluation Glossary

Program Justification

The narrative and related analyses and statistical presentations supporting a program budget request. It includes: 1. Definitions of program objectives, including a rationale for how the proposed program is expected to help solve the problem and the magnitude of the need, 2. Plans for achieving the objectives, and 3. The derivation of the requested appropriation in terms of outputs or workloads showing productivity trends and the distribution of funds among organizational units.


US Environmental Protection Agency. (2007). Program Evaluation Glossary. Office of the Administrator/Office of Policy/Office of Strategic Environmental Management/Evaluation Support Division.

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