Policies and Procedures includes financial and administrative policies and procedures governing state, provincial, and local finances or financial practices.  


Management and Policy Studies includes publications, projects, and consulting studies describing new management tools and/or policy analysis methodologies.  


Communications and Reporting includes publications, reports, or other media designed to improve the understanding or awareness of the finances and operations of the organization. Documents eligible for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, or the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award are not eligible for the Awards for Excellence.  


Training and Technical Guides includes any program or document designed to instruct or guide others in the implementation or use of financial systems, procedures, or techniques.