Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program (2020)

For Budgets Beginning Prior to 1/1/2021

Information on this page should be used by governments with a budget beginning prior to 1/1/2021. Information on this page includes:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Fee schedule
  • Online Application and Submitter Instructions
  • Budget Award Criteria and Explanations (for Budgets Beginning prior to 2021)

Submitting an Application


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Fee Schedule

View Fees

Apply Online

Submit Online Application

Budget Award Criteria / Location Guide (Budgets Prior to 2021)

View Criteria

Explanation of Criteria (Budgets Prior to 2021)

View Explanation of Criteria

Budget Award Vote Page (Budgets Prior to 2021)


We recognize that COVID-19 is disrupting normal government operations and may affect members’ ability to submit timely applications for GFOA’s award programs. We will approve extensions of the submission deadlines for those that need more time. Please submit the extension request form so we can record your extension in our system.

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Extension Request Form

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The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is managed by staff in GFOA's Technical Services Center. For more information or to ask any questions about getting involved, please email GFOA or call the office at 312-977-9700.

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