Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program (Budget Awards Program)

The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program (Budget Awards Program) in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

Documents submitted to the Budget Awards Program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and by outside reviewers with experience in public-sector budgeting.  The following links offer access to detailed information on specific aspects of the Budget Awards Program:

Information for participants and potential participants:

 Detailed Location Criteria Guide and Explanation of Criteria

 Information for reviewers and potential reviewers:

 Vote Page For Budgets