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Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Main Street America, National Association of Counties, National Association of Towns and Townships, National Volunteer Fire Council, Points of Light
Oct 15, 2021

The Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award recognizes extraordinary volunteer service in areas with 25,000 people or less. The purpose of the award is to raise awareness of the growing need for citizens in small and/or rural communities to fill critical civic roles including local government boards and councils, volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and advisory committees that support other key local government functions.


General purpose local governments with 25,000 people or less may submit up to 2 nominations.

Civic volunteers are unpaid residents who fill critical roles in municipalities and counties, including local government board and council members, volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians, librarians, parks and recreation officials, and planning and zoning committee members, among others.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Cash awards of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively will be given to the local governments represented by the top 3 national honorees.

Localities represented by the top 100 nominees will receive a free online volunteer management module and 12 months of free ongoing support services from CivicPlus.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online nomination form are available on the program website when nominations are being accepted.

Tagged as
Community engagement and volunteerism · Emergency medical services · Healthcare needs and services · Human services · Public health

Organizations (2)

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