Award Programs

We recognize that COVID-19 is disrupting normal government operations and may affect members’ ability to submit timely applications for GFOA’s award programs. We will approve extensions of the submission deadlines for those that need more time. Please submit the extension request form so we can record your extension in our system.

Join the thousands of your peers and become a participant or reviewer in GFOA's awards programs today! The GFOA has established several highly regarded professional recognition programs to encourage and assist state and local governments of all types and sizes to improve the quality of their financial management and to recognize their achievement. For more information on participant and reviewer opportunities for each program, click on the links to the left.

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GFOA award programs are intended solely to (i) recognize governments’ efforts to make information available to the public; and (ii) encourage those entities to implement process improvements in the areas of financial reporting, accounting, or budgeting. GFOA does not evaluate or assess, and makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties regarding, the accuracy or adequacy of the financial information made available by award recipients or the financial solvency or soundness of any government as part of the award programs. Receipt of a GFOA award is not, and may not be inferred or assumed to be, GFOA’s endorsement, evaluation or approval of a recipient’s financial information or practices beyond what is listed in GFOA’s evaluation criteria for each award. GFOA award program applicants and recipients, other interested parties, and members of the general public always must rely on their own independent judgment to determine the accuracy, adequacy, or sufficiency of the financial information presented by governments (regardless of whether they are GFOA award recipients).