The National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) is accepting applications for its communications excellence and green infrastructure awards. The entry period for the 2016 Excellence in Communications Awards (for flood risk prevention and water quality efforts) and the new Green Infrastructure Awards Program is open until May 17, 2016.

The Green Infrastructure Awards Program application calls for submission of the project description that includes a site plan or diagram, and descriptions of the project’s environmental impact, economic impact, outreach efforts, results, maintenance (monitoring, upkeep, costs and reporting) and conclusion. Projects must be operational prior to submission of the application. Projects completed in the last ten years are eligible. This year’s award winners will be announced at the NAFSMA Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore., on August 22-25, 2016.

NAFSMA also will be continuing its successful communications awards program. The 2016 Excellence in Communications Award recognizes excellence in the categories of “Public Awareness of Flooding and/or Flood Prevention and/or Emergency Preparedness” and “Improving Water Quality.” Application submissions for Excellence in Communications are also due by May 17, 2016 and can be submitted electronically or via mail.

Applications for both awards programs can be accessed at or can be sent to you directly by contacting or

Both awards programs are open to all public agencies as well as private firms working with a public agency on a green infrastructure project or on communications efforts.