CERT Award Nominations

National CERT Awards

Download Nomination Form

What is the eligible time period for achievements to be considered for an award?
For National Awards, the eligible time period for achievements is January 1, 2019 through June 1, 2021.

Preparing the Whole Community
Criteria: Presented to an organization, program, or jurisdiction that successfully engages the whole community to improve disaster preparedness and resilience; encourages and explores ways to develop whole community partnerships; and advocates a grassroots approach to emergency planning.
Who can apply:
  Any individual, program, organization, or jurisdiction engaged in individual and community preparedness.  This includes local government officials and community organizations (e.g. tribal councils, mayors, local emergency managers, local emergency individuals)

Outstanding Inclusive Initiatives in Emergency Management
Criteria: Presented to an organization, program, or jurisdiction that has excelled in working with populations that are disproportionately impacted by disasters due to risks associated with economic status, limited English proficiency, cultural diversity, or access and functional needs in order to better prepare them for disasters.
Who can apply
:  Any individual, program, organization, or jurisdiction engaged in individual and community preparedness.  This includes local government officials and community organizations (e.g. tribal councils, mayors, local emergency managers, local emergency planning councils, homeland security task forces, faith-based, civic, or volunteer organizations, private sector entities, registered Citizen Corps Councils, CERTs, Citizen Corps Partner Programs and Affiliates and other volunteer programs.

2020 National CERT Team of the Year
Criteria: Presented to the Community Emergency Response Team that created/implemented an initiative and/or innovation that improves the ability of their CERT program to achieve innovative and sustainable practices in emergency management to make their jurisdiction safer, stronger, better prepared, and more resilient (e.g. in the areas of public education, training and engagement; government/non-government partnerships and integration of services, capacity building, etc.).
Who can apply:
  Any registered CERT Program

2020 National CERT Volunteer of the Year
Criteria: Presented to the CERT volunteer for outstanding contribution to their CERT program and community as an unpaid program manager, instructor, team leader or general volunteer.
Who can apply
: Any unpaid volunteer serving in any role or capacity for a registered CERT program.

Outstanding Private Sector Initiatives
Criteria: Presented to a business that has demonstrated outstanding creativity and made a measurable impact in engaging employees and local communities in improving disaster preparedness and resilience.
Who can apply:
  Any private sector organization that works with CERT

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Missouri CERT Awards

Download the nomination form here

What is the eligible time period for achievements to be considered for an award? 
For Missouri awards, the eligible time period for achievements is January 1, 2020 through June 1, 2021.

Do you have to be registered with Citizens Corp to be nominated for a Missouri award? No, this is not required for Missouri awards. 

Distinguished Service 
Criteria: Presented to a long-standing Missouri CERT volunteer who has demonstrated extensive leadership through sustained and significant contributions to the CERT organization.

Corporate Award 
Criteria: Presented to an individual or organization from the private sector that has made a substantial contribution to a CERT program in Missouri.

Silver Star Award:
Criteria: Presented to an individual in Missouri who’s dedicated, unselfish and enthusiastic service has contributed to the growth and development of the CERT and Emergency Management communities.

Download the nomination form here