PAFR Award

Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award Program

About the PAFR Award

Learning & Process

Winners & Reviewers

Winning Reports & Past Reviewers

About the PAFR Award

The GFOA established the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Awards Program (PAFR Program) in 1991 to encourage and assist state and local governments to extract information from their annual comprehensive financial report to produce high quality popular annual financial reports specifically designed to be readily accessible and easily understandable to the general public and other interested parties without a background in public finance and then to recognize individual governments that are successful in achieving that goal.

Who Can Participate

Any type of government (general-purpose or special-purpose) at either the state or local level that makes available to the general public a popular annual financial report in either an electronic (web site, CD) or hardcopy format (separate document, newspaper insert, subsection of some larger document).

Submission Deadline

Must be received with 6 months of the end of the fiscal year.

Fee Schedule

If submitting an application through email, the fee for the PAFR Award program is $250. If submitting a hard copy PAFR, the fee is $300.

What to Submit: US Govts

What to Submit: Canadian Govts