Numerous awards programs recognize northeast Extension professionals at the regional and national level each year. Explore the table below for critical information on many of those programs. Explore our other pages for detailed information on NEED’s Exceptional Local Educator Award and the ECOP Excellence in Extension Award.

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Award NameRelevant for…?WebsiteDue Date (2023)
ECOP Excellence in Extension Individual AwardAll Extension professionals with strong research, publication, and funding portfolios. LINK.March 1 – Preliminary applications due to NEED through the appropriate NEED member.

May 1 – Final improved and endorsed applications due to ECOP.
ECOP Excellence in Extension Team AwardExtension teams of +3 people. LINK.May 1 – Applications due to ECOP.
ECOP Diversity AwardInnovative Extension
models and techniques.
LINK.May 1 – Applications due to ECOP.
NEED Exceptional Local Educator AwardCommunity-based Extension Educators. LINK.May 1 – Applications due to NEED.