Budget Awards Program Instructions and Applications

The CSMFO Professional Standards and Recognition Committee is proud to announce that the new award management software, Award Force, is ready to accept applications!

In order to submit an award application, CSMFO members must be pre-registered in the software.  If you are a prior year applicant and were identified as the contact person for your local government, you are registered and should have already received information from Award Force regarding how to access the software.  Members not meeting this criteria who provided CSMFO with their contact information were also registered for the software.

If you did not receive information from Award Force on how to access the software as an applicant, please send a message to the Recognition Committee Chair at recognition.chair@csmfo.org.

Sample Documents & Guidelines

To aid CSMFO members in the budget awards process the committee has prepared an Overview and Explanation of Criteria.

The sample documents below are bookmarked with the Budget Award criteria. Please download the PDF to review the bookmarked criteria.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you would like to become a budget reviewer for CSMFO, please contact staff@csmfo.org who can direct you to the current Recognition Committee Chair.

Application Due Date

Ninety (90) days after the start of the local government’s fiscal year.