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How to apply:

Apply for the 2024 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 from November 15, 2023 through January 15, 2024.

  • Refer to the Project Guidelines 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, exceeding no more than four pages.
  • 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.
  • Quantify your results, if possible. Include any information you have on the amount of pollution reduced, native species planted, people educated, clean energy generated, etc.
  • Photos, videos, press releases, letters of support, etc., are excellent supplements for project applications!


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

  • Applicants selected for an award will be notified in Spring of 2024.

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.