Every year, as the end of the fiscal year approaches, there is a mad rush to spend remaining funds so "we don't get less next year." This is not smart. Rather, promise no reductions and, in fact, give awards for monies returned to the Treasury.
Government employees learn early to spend the full budget in order to justify asking for more the following years. Instead we should submit the yearly planning budget, have it properly reviewed, and if goals are achieved under budget we could receive a fractional bonus of the funds. A record of success under budget would then justify receiving more and more funds to manage.