Award Guidelines and Entry Rules
- Excellence in Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Application
- Minimum Criteria
- Selection Criteria
- Application Instructions
- Entry Deadline and Submittal Information
- For Further Information
- Fill and Print Entry Form (PDF) (9 pp, 164K, About PDF)
- Alternate format: Fill and Save/Print Entry From (DOC) (8pp, 77K)
- Alternate format: Entry Form (HTML)
All applicants must submit Sections I and II of the attached entry form.
Section I asks for general information on you and your entry.
Section II asks you to describe why your entry merits a National Award for Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging.
Section III asks for one letter of endorsement from the local Area Agency on Aging, one letter of endorsement from your local planning department or regional planning organization, and two other independent references for your entry.
Applicants must use this application form for their entry. Applicants should send back only the pages of application that include Sections I, II, and III of the entry form. Entry forms should be text only; any accompanying images or documents must be submitted as part of a separate package of supporting materials. Only one copy of the application form is required.
Supporting Materials. In addition to the entry form, applications should include supporting materials. These could include: photographs, written materials (e.g., an evaluation of the outcomes of the project, policy, or program; project literature; development plans; resource guides; press releases or articles; copies of the state, local, or tribal policy; etc.), and any other information that may assist program judges in making award decisions. Requirements and suggestions for supporting materials for each category are described in the relevant application.
Applicants must assemble all supporting materials and include four identical copies to be distributed to reviewers. This means four identical copies, (not one original and four copies); all applications should contain the same material. We cannot copy materials if only one copy is provided; this could place your application at a disadvantage if not all reviewers can review the same materials. Supporting materials must comprise a separate package; they cannot be incorporated within the entry form itself. Photographs should be provided as hard copies, preferably in color, rather than electronic copies. The application package should note URLs of relevant web sites associated with the project, policy, or program.
Supporting materials should be submitted with the application. Only materials submitted as part of the complete application submission will be distributed to reviewers. Reviewers have discretion in reviewing supporting materials, so applicants may wish to limit supporting materials to those that can be reviewed in a reasonable amount of time (e.g., an executive summary instead of the complete plan, etc.). We ask that supporting materials be no more than 5 pages.