The 2017 application period is open from Earth Day - April 22, 2017 through June 23, 2017.
One application will be accepted and reviewed per applicant. Each application will be judged on four criteria - Results, Creativity, Model and Engagement. Engagement will be weighted more heavily than the other criteria, see judging rubric. It is recommended that prospective applicants fully review the Procedures and Guidelines prior to submitting an application. The Procedures and Guidelines explains eligibility, gives examples of program/projects, information on the judging process, and other awards program details.
A project summary file is required to be submitted. The project summary file can be a maximum of three pages long, formatted to fit on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with margins not less than one inch on every side, and with a font size of 11 point or larger. The project summary file MUST include the following headers and descriptions:
- Organization: organization name and type (government agency, non-governmental organization, educational institution)
- Project Name and Contact: project name and lead contact name, email and phone number
- Project Overview: clearly describe the program/project
- Results: estimate the impacts from the program/project in terms of intended results, achievements and measurable outcomes including cost-effectiveness.
- Creativity: describe any innovative, resourceful, and/or unique aspects
- Model: describe the project's replicability to other communities/organizations
- Engagement: clear description of addressing and engaging diverse populations, underserved communities, or more general reactions, acceptance and partnership.
Here is an application template that can be used for your project summary file.
The document must be a .xls or .txt or .doc or .pdf or .pps or .ppt or pptx or docx or xlsx or .zip file.