Evidence-Based Budgeting

Tennessee is placing a greater focus on ensuring it invests in what works to best serve citizens across the state. Part of this effort, known as evidence-based budgeting, facilitates the use of research and evidence to inform programmatic funding decisions in a way that improves outcomes for Tennessee citizens. In the annual budgeting process, agencies asking for new dollars submit request forms that align with the Tennessee Evidence Framework, providing data and evidence that support proposed and existing programs. Learn more about the evidence framwork and evidence on the About OEI page.

The State Budget Office and Transparent Tennessee publish several useful resources related to the state budget. Explore those here:

Resources for TN Agencies: FY25  

To download FY25 evidence-based budgeting forms and view general instructions, visit the budget instructions and forms page. The other resources below are designed to support agency budget teams in completing the FY25 budget request forms. With general budget questions, contact your agency's budget analyst. With questions about evidence and impact, contact us at OEI.Questions@tn.gov.