The FDIC's Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan provide the basis for annual planning and budgeting for needed resources. The 2009 aggregate budget (for corporate, receivership, and investment spending) was $2.57 billion, while actual expenditures for the year were $2.34 billion, about $1.11 billion more than 2008 expenditures.
Over the past decade, the FDIC's expenditures have varied in response to workload. During the last two years, expenditures have risen, largely due to increasing resolution and receivership activity. To a lesser extent, increased expenses have resulted from supervision-related costs associated with the oversight of more troubled institutions.