BUDGET AND FINANCE
The preceeding chapter analyzed and evaluated the creation, structures, an staffing of the new civil rights regulatory agencies. The purpose of this chapte is to explain the financing and budgeting of these new agencies as best as th publicly available data will allow. There are two problems with the federal data Financial and budgeting data for civil rights activity was reported by the Office of Management and Budget (hereafter OMB) from 1971 until the publication of the budget for fiscal year 1985, which carried actual figures for 1983, estimate for 1984, and proposed figures for 1985. 1 By 1986—with actual data and fig ures for 1984— OMB under the Reagan administration stopped reporting th civil rights budgets for all of the departments and independent agencies and provided data for only "Principal" federal departments. The reduction was from seventeen departments to eight. Thus budgetary data disappeared during President Reagan's first term for half of the federal agencies charged with civil right regulatory activities. Midway into his second term the proposed 1988 budge ary data for all civil rights agencies in federal departments disappeared from OMB's special analyses of the budget. For the first time in fifteen years, OMB reported no data on civil rights budgets, staff, etc., in its Special Analyse reports.
If sketchy and incomplete data is the first problem, then the second one is that budget requests are not made in terms of Title VI activities, but in the form of salaries and expenses. Thus, it is difficult to track over time the financing of Title VI activities and budgetary data for their operation vis-a-vis other civ