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Apply now for the 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence!

The Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence is open to any Pennsylvania business, farm, government agency, educational institution, non-profit organization and individual that has created, or participated in, the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship in Pennsylvania.

Applications can be submitted to DEP through January 8, 2018.

How to apply:

  • DEP will accept project applications through the Award Nomination Website
  • Refer to the Project Guidelines (PDF) for information regarding project eligibility and evaluation
  • Fill out the required information on the Award Nomination Website.
  • Provide the details about the project using this Application Form (Word)
  • Upload the Application Form
  • Upload supplemental photos, videos, or other documentation about the project (optional)

Helpful Tips:

Consider these helpful tips when filling out your application:

  • Complete each section of the Application Form
  • Provide clear, thorough details about the project
  • Graphs, charts, and graphics are helpful when explaining data and statistics
  • Photos, videos, press releases, letters of support, etc., are excellent supplements for project applications!

FAQ:

When can applicants expect to be notified if they were selected for an award?

  • Applicants selected for an award will be notified by March 1, 2018.

Can an applicant submit applications for multiple projects?

  • Yes, if an individual, organization, or business would like to apply for multiple projects, they may submit ONE application PER project.

If selected, what do applicants receive as an award?

  • If selected, applicants chosen for the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence will receive a physical award plaque and will be invited to the Award Reception Dinner in April 2018.