The Office of Budget assists with planning by providing guidance such as the EERE Program Management Guide and EERE Guidance for Multiyear Program Planning.
Updated in December 2007, the EERE Program Management Guide is a comprehensive reference manual on EERE program management. The guide contains documentation on the EERE Strategic Management System (SMS), which is EERE's executive and program management operating system.
For a detailed discussion of the SMS and its relationship to planning, see Chapters 2 and 4 of the Program Management Guide:
EERE Guidance for Multiyear Program Planning: Phase II Guidance
The Multiyear Program Plan (MYPP) Template provides guidance to EERE programs on developing effective program plans. It provides a general framework for multiyear planning, and includes the rationale for the various sections to be included in the MYPP. The Phase II Guidance, released June 2006, is an update to the Phase I guidance released in January 2005.