Announcing the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award

  
July 9, 2021 | Announcing the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award | 
STACVA
We are thrilled to be a co-sponsor of the
 Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award (STACVA), an annual awards program sponsored by CivicPlus. STACVA is an annual program that honors 100 extraordinary public service volunteers in localities under 25,000. It spotlights the urgent need for citizens to fill critical civic volunteer roles including local government boards and councils, volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and the many advisory committees that support key local government functions.

Localities represented by the top 100 national nominees will qualify for a free volunteer management module and 12 months of free ongoing support services from CivicPlus, with the top 3 also receiving cash awards of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 respectively. The nomination portal will open July 15, 2021.
 
This is a great opportunity for Main Street communities to elevate and celebrate the incredible work of local volunteers who play a pivotal role in revitalizing our downtowns and commercial districts. We strongly encourage eligible communities to apply!

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Additional Details:
 
Who is eligible to be nominated?
Public and civic service volunteers and volunteer organizations that are making a big difference in their municipality. The award program is open to all localities of 25,000 people or less.
 
What will the winners receive?
Local governments represented by the top three winning honorees will receive cash awards of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 respectively. Localities represented by the top 100 national nominees will receive free volunteer management modules and 12 months of free ongoing support services from CivicPlus.
 
How does one nominate a volunteer?
All local government officials and/or employees are eligible to submit STACVA nominations. Nominators must certify that they have informed their locality's chief elected or administrative official of their submission(s). STACVA applications require an essay (no more than 500 words) describing the outstanding volunteer service or retention/recruitment initiatives developed and/or carried out by nominees. The nomination portal will open July 15, 2021.
 
What is the deadline to submit an application?
Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2021.
 
Questions? Please check out these helpful FAQs.

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