Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program (Budget Awards Program)

Judging process

Each budget document submitted to the program is evaluated separately by three reviewers. Each reviewer rates a given budget document as being either not proficient, proficient, or outstanding in regard to 27 specific criteria, grouped into four basic categories. The reviewer also provides an overall rating for each of the basic categories. To receive the award, a budget document must be rated either proficient or outstanding by at least two of the three reviewers for all four basic categories, as well as for 14 of the 27 specific criteria identified as “mandatory.”