Communities encouraged to apply for Governor's Home Town Awards
for entries is Aug. 15
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[July 16, 2011]
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois communities
large and small are encouraged to submit their entries for the 29th
annual Governor's Home Town Awards competition. The program
recognizes volunteers whose hard work and dedication greatly improve
their communities. The deadline to submit applications for
consideration is Aug. 15.
Awards are given in six project
categories, based on six community population divisions.
Applications for awards may be submitted by a variety of community
representatives, such as local governments, schools, community
organizations, chambers of commerce, Community Action agencies, Area
Agencies on Aging or local job training organizations.
A team of
impartial volunteer judges will evaluate the applications on need,
use of resources and impact. Information will be gathered from two
sources: the application and a project presentation to be given in
Springfield. The judges will select the category winners and also
nominate one project from each population division to receive the
Governor's Cup, a traveling silver trophy that signifies the project
deemed most representative of the spirit of Illinois volunteerism.
For more information on the Governor's Home Town
Awards, including application details, visit
Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity file received from
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]