Budget Award Application

Applications to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program must be submitted in GFOA’s Awards Management System within ninety (90) days of legal adoption of the final operating budget or submission of the proposed operating budget to the governing body, unless an extension has been approved. All applications must include a Detailed Location Criteria Guide and responses to comments from your last submission, if applicable.

Submit an application to the Budget Award Program

  1. Go to https://lf.gfoa.org/Forms. If you are not already logged in to the AMS, you will need to enter the government’s username and password to login. The username will be the government’s GFOA member number followed by a dash and another single digit, usually the number 2. If you do not remember the password, click “forgot password” and then “send recovery email” and you will get a password reset link
  2. Select “Start Process” in the blue band at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the green “Start” button to the right of Budget Application to open and complete the application form. If you do not see Budget application on the Start Process menu, you will need to add the Budget program to your profile. To do this, follow the instructions below under "Add the Budget program to your profile.
  4. Click “Submit Application.”