The process used to transmit a PAFR to the program depends on the format used for the PAFR:
Email: E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) a PDF of the PAFR. If the PAFR is too big to attach, provide the precise hyperlink to the specific page which contains the popular annual financial report in the email; 2) the completed application form: and 3) payment information for the $250.00 fee. If paying by check, indicate clearly in the email that payment will be sent separately. Also make sure the check indicates that it is payment for a Popular Annual Financial Reporting Program review and mail it to GFOA with a copy of the application ONLY. A confirmation email will be sent to the submitter upon receipt.
Hardcopy: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, GFOA staff have transitioned to a remote working environment, which requires some temporary adjustments to our process. This means that for the foreseeable future, we will not be able to accept hard copy, CD or flash drive submissions for our award programs; only electronic submissions will be accepted. Once public health officials deem it safe to do so, we will resume our normal operations but we always encourage PDF submissions.
A fee is not required if this is your second year submission to the Program and the award was not granted in the immediate prior year for a report that was submitted to the Program for the first time.
Government Finance Officers Association
Popular Annual Financial Reporting Program
Technical Services Center
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601