2021 NAFSMA Awards


2021 Flood Risk and Water Quality Excellence in Communications

and Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Awards

Applications Due on Thursday July 15, 2021

The National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) officially opens its 2021 Excellence in Communications and Green Infrastructure Awards Programs on April 23, 2021.

Entry submissions for both of the 2021 awards programs should cover projects and programs implemented before June 28, 2021. To be eligible for consideration, applications need to be submitted electronically via the NAFSMA website by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 15th.

Award winners will be announced at NAFSMA’s 2021 Flood and Stormwater Management Conference in Nashville, TN, on August 16-19, 2021. Award winning entries will be highlighted on a video and this year’s awards will be extremely special with winners expected to be eager to display these unique recognitions in their agencies or firms.

NAFSMA’s Green Infrastructure Awards Program recognizes and spotlights innovative stormwater management projects throughout the country that advance Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development techniques. This initiative was undertaken as one of the key projects identified in NAFSMA’s Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. EPA on Green Infrastructure.

Per the Green Infrastructure application, project descriptions need to include a site plan or diagram; information on the project’s environmental and economic impacts; outreach efforts; results; maintenance (monitoring, upkeep, costs and reporting); and conclusion.

Please contact Dusty Williams at dustyw2015@gmail.com with Green Infrastructure Program questions.

Click here to submit your 2021 Green Infrastructure Award application form online.


NAFSMA’s separate Awards program recognizes Excellence in Communications in the categories of “Public Awareness of Flooding and/or Flood Prevention and/or Emergency Preparedness” and “Improving Water Quality.”

Click here to submit your 2021 Excellence in Communications Award application form online.


The Excellence in Communications awards program highlights award winning communication and outreach programs and provides examples of successful initiatives about flood awareness, pollution prevention and environmental protection that are taking place across the United States.

For questions on the Excellence in Communications Awards Program, please contact Sofia Chatos at schatos@nafsma.org

NAFSMA’s awards programs, which are carried out under a mentoring agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 for flood risk or water quality communications initiatives.

NAFSMA members and non-members are invited to apply. Feel free to contact the National Office at sgilson@nafsma.org or 202-289-8625 for additional information.