Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award
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Main Street America, National Association of Counties, National Association of Towns and Townships, National Volunteer Fire Council, Points of Light
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.
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.
Links to additional guidance and the online nomination
form are available on the program website
when nominations are being accepted.
Community engagement and volunteerism · Emergency medical services · Healthcare needs and services · Human services · Public health
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