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2014 Community Event Award

Applications are now open for samhsa’s National Recovery Month ANNUAL Event Award Program

Applications are due by Friday, April 17, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is proud to acknowledge the efforts of those who planned and organized events for Recovery Month in 2014 through an awards program. Be sure to enter your 2014 event for Recovery Month Annual Event Award Program consideration.

To be eligible for an award, your event must have been posted on the Recovery Month Web site by December 31, 2014. Previous award winners are not eligible to receive awards in consecutive years.

Please complete the Recovery Month Annual Event Award Program application form below and return it, with all supporting materials listed within the application, by April 17, 2015. You can return the form and materials electronically, by mail or fax, using the email address, postal address or fax number listed on page 6 of the application. Award winners will be notified no later than July 17, 2015.

There are three award categories:

1. Rally and Walk/Run Events: Includes events such as walks and/or runs, motorcycle/bicycle rides, and rallies.

2. Educational Events: Includes events such as forums, town hall meetings, trainings, health fairs, movie or video discussion groups, provider or treatment center open houses with educational components, and faith-based lectures or trainings.

3. Special Celebrations: Includes events such as art shows, picnics, cookouts, awards programs, concerts, open houses, entertainment events, communication/media events, sporting events, baseball games, festivals, poetry jams, and worship or prayer services.

One winner from each category will be selected. Travel arrangements and expenses will be paid for one person from each of the winning organizations to attend the 2015 Recovery Month Luncheon on September 10 to accept the 2014 Recovery Month Annual Event Award.


For more information contact Wilmarie Hernández at 240-276-2751. 

Download the Application Form 

Download the Authorization and Release Form    

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