Judging Process: State Budget Awards Program

Each budget document submitted to the program is evaluated separately by two reviewers. Each reviewer rates a given budget document as being either information not present, does not satisfy, proficient, or outstanding in regard to 25 specific criteria, grouped into four basic categories. The reviewer also provides an overall rating for each of the basic categories. To receive the award, a budget document must be rated either proficient or outstanding by the two reviewers for all four basic categories, as well as for 14 of the 25 specific criteria identified as mandatory.