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Welcome to the Cafritz Awards
Application Management Site

As members of the DC community, we are fortunate to have countless examples of public servants who work towards the greater good of this unique city. These often unsung heroes uphold the public interest amid competing interests, pressures, and demands. It is time again to publicly recognize their efforts!

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation partners with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees. Each year five individual winners receive a $7,500 cash prize and a winning team receives a $15,000 cash prize. For more information on the eligibility requirements and the selection criteria, please see the Instructions page

An application is required to be considered for an award. You do not have to be nominated to submit an Application.

If you are ready to begin your submission, please create an account and follow the steps to complete all sections of your Application Portfolio.

Those who have used a different system in past years will need to re-register this year for an account and complete a new submission in this system.

Photo of a Cafritz Awards Gala winner's presentation, projected onto a large screen with the audience in the foreground.