Deadline Extended for Innovations in American Government Awards!

Do you have a creative and effective government program or initiative, or know of one that deserves recognition? If so, you now have an extra week to submit an application for the Innovations in American Government Award.

Administered by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School, the Award is given to programs that serve as examples of innovative government at its best. The winner of Award will receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities. Top finalists will also receive monetary grants.

This year the Center is also seeking applications for the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government, a special $100,000 prize to recognize government-led innovations that increase public engagement and participation.

All levels of government — federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial — from all policy areas are eligible to apply for recognition for both awards.

The short initial application and additional information, as well as examples of past winners, are available at

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