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Innovations in American Government
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA

Phone: 800-722-0074
Fax: 617-496-4602
Email: innovations@harvard.edu
Url: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Programs/Innovations-in-Government/Awards

Geographic Scope:

Type of Organization: Other Sources

Total Annual Giving:  Not Available

Grant Range: $10,000 - $100,000

Eligibility Requirements:
All units of government (federal, state, and local, tribal, and territorial) within the United States

Application Deadlines:
June 20, 2014
(The program is offered every other year. The next application deadline will be available early in 2016.)

Areas of Interest:
The Innovations in American Government Award strives to identify and celebrate outstanding examples of creative problem-solving in the public sector. All units of government -- federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial -- within the United States of America are eligible for recognition and awards.

The program accepts applications in all policy areas, from training employees to juvenile justice, recycling to adult education, parks to the management of debt, public health to e-governance.

Applications must be submitted by the governmental entity responsible for the innovation; nonprofit, private sector, and union initiatives are eligible only with significant governmental involvement and oversight.

The winner receives a grant of $100,000, and each finalist receives a $10,000 grant.

Note: For 2014 only, the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government will recognize government-led innovations that demonstrate enhanced public engagement and participation in the governance of towns, cities, states, and the nation. Interested applicants may apply through the Innovations in American Government Awards application online system. The winner of this award will also receive $100,000.

Application Procedures:
Applicants must apply online on the Innovations in American Government website.

Last Updated: 4/1/2014