NEED launches new award program to celebrate local Extension successes

February 8, 2021

The Association of Northeast Extension Directorsā€™ (NEED) has launched a new annual regional awards program to celebrate and bring attention to exceptional Extension programs that are delivered locally. Endorsed nominations are due at 11:59 PM ET May 1, 2021.

This program, called the Exceptional Local Program Awards (ELPA) will be given annually in recognition of three Extension programsā€”one winner and two runners upā€”that deliver local impact that represents the work of individuals or teams. The purpose of the AAEPs is to celebrate exceptional programs that are delivered at the community level, respond directly to local issues or needs, and engage program planning and assessment throughout.   

You can read more about the program on the ELPA page of this website here!

Want to propose a nomination package? Nominations are due from each NEED Member LGU’s Extension Director or Administrator at 11:59PM ET on May 1, 2021. Make sure you provide a package for your LGU’s Director or Administrator to consider in advance of the due date. Download the award outline, rules, and package cover page using the links below: