Welcome to the NYSCAA Community Action Awards on-line submission page. This nomination process will allow submission of nominations throughout the year.
The award categories and descriptions have changed so please read each award description carefully. Click here for a full description of each award.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to recognize staff and members of the community for their support and accomplishments. Please consider staff, volunteers, participants and community supporters that make a difference every day in your agency/community.
Award recipients are recognized at the banquet at NYSCAA's Annual meeting. Remember, the recipient of the Personal Achievement Award is our nomination to the National Community Action Partnership for the Annual Sargent Shriver Award.
Nomination Form and Instructions
Please note: Nomination applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year, however applications submitted after Friday April 26, 2017 will not be considered for the 2017 awards, but will be considered in 2018.
The following awards will be given. Click on the links below to view the criteria and nomination form for each.
The NYSCAA Membership Development Committee will review and select award recipients. Each nominator will be notified by the end of May as to the committee’s decisions. Awards will be presented at NYSCAA’s Annual Dinner in June at a date and location to be announced.
The Membership Development Committee asks that all nominators follow the instructions accurately and completely to ensure that all applications are judged by the same basis of comparison. In the event that a candidate is nominated from a Committee Member’s agency, the Committee Member will recuse him/herself from all discussions and decisions related to that award.
Step 1: Ensure that your agency is a member of NYSCAA.
Step 2: Gather the following materials:
- You will need to submit a minimum of one (1) letter or a maximum of two (2) letters of support with the Nomination Application that briefly describes why the nominee should receive the award. These letters of support should come from someone other than the nominator.
- Include supporting documentation if appropriate, including news stories, newsletter articles, etc. (Limit attachments to five (5) 8.5”x 11” pages). Please note that documentation in excess of five pages will not be reviewed by the committee.
Step 3: Complete the online application form (see links above). You will need to fill in all the required information when submitting the application, including supporting documentation noted in Step 2.
Step 4: Submit all materials to NYSCAA by Friday, April 26, 2017 to be considered for an award given in June 2017. After that date, any nominations received will be considered the following year.