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2024 Project of the Year Nomination Form
Background Information

About the Award:

At The Corps Network’s annual National Conference, we honor select Corps that have undertaken especially noteworthy endeavors within the past year. The Project of the Year Award celebrates the important services Corps provide to communities and young people across the country. Projects of the Year are innovative and demonstrate a Corps’ ability to give Corpsmembers a positive experience and provide the community with meaningful services and improvements.

About the 2024 National Conference:

Event DatesMarch 19 - 21, 2024

The Corps Network’s annual National Conference is a place to connect with people who care deeply about building stronger communities and a brighter, more sustainable futureJoin professionals from multiple sectors to share ideas on empowering and supporting today’s youth, preparing our young

people for in-demand careers, and maximizing the impact of national service in addressing climate change and inequity.

The 2024 Conference is an in-person event in Washington, DC. The Conference will feature informative workshops, inspiring plenary sessions, and opportunities to network. 

Why Submit a Nomination?

  • Your Corps and your project will be highlighted in front of policymakers, partner organizations, and the greater Corps community
  • Project accomplishments are shared on a national scale through TCN's website, newsletter, and other publications
  • Corps may have an opportunity to share their project at the National Conference during a workshop
  • Awardees can promote their Corps and project partners as innovative leaders in the areas of conservation, service, and youth development


Any additional questions regarding the Project of the Year Award should be directed to Emma Fantuzzo, efantuzzo@corpsnetwork.org.
To Apply

Application Requirements

  • Applications must be submitted on or before October 20, 2023. No late applications will be accepted. 
  • Projects must have taken place during some portion of calendar year 2023.
  • Each Corps is limited to submitting one nomination.
  • The same Corps cannot win a Project of the Year award in two consecutive years.
  • Nominating Corps must be a Full or Emerging Member of The Corps Network. Affiliates and AmeriCorps Basic Members may not apply.

How Will Nominations by Evaluated?

Nominations are scored on the following four traits:
  • Quantitative and qualitative impact on the Corpsmembers' experience and outcomes
  • Quantitative and qualitative impact on your community and the environment
  • How innovative the project is compared to Corps' project work historically
  • How replicable the project can be for Corps in other communities

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Project of the Year Nomination Form

Nominator Contact Information

Corps & Project Background

(please input either the geographic coordinates or street address of the Project HQ. This will be used to determine the appropriate congressional contacts)

Narrative Questions
Please answer the following questions in detail. There is no word limit, but a suggested word count is about 100 - 400 words for each answer

Project Photos

Expectations & Requirements

Should our nomination be accepted, the Corps agrees to the following expectations and requirements:
  • Have at least one staff person attend the Conference to serve as the Project's champion (please note The Corps Network is unable to help cover travel expenses). 
  • Submit a short video (2 - 5 minutes long) about the project to The Corps Network staff no later than March 1, 2024. 
  • If requested, participate in or host a workshop related to their winning project.
  • If requested, work with The Corps Network to schedule virtual meetings with Members of Congress.