The Local Government Innovation Awards again will recognize the creative ways schools, counties, cities, and townships make their communities better and doing things differently.
Up to 20 local government entities will be honored as award winners for their innovative work with the winner in each of category receiving a $5,000 grant from the Bush Foundation and a professional video highlighting their innovation work.
This year, the awards will also feature the Local Government and Native Nation Collaboration Award. This category will ask local governments and native nations to co-submit an application detailing a project they have collaborated on to create positive change in their communities. The Native nation and local government entity will each receive a $5,000 grant from the Bush Foundation and a professional video highlighting their project.
The entry period for the awards is from Sept. 18 to Oct. 6. Following the entry period a panel of judges will select the winning entries in each category. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony held on Dec. 7 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Learn more and submit a nomination.