Annual Awards

FHSA Annual Awards Program Overview

The Florida Head Start Association, (FHSA) recognizes the achievements and highlights the outstanding and vital work of the Head Start and Early Head Start employees, parents, alumni, volunteers, and community partners. 

As the state association for Head Start, one of our primary responsibilities is to recognize individual achievements and honor those making notable and significant contributions in our state. FHSA works in collaboration with the Region IV Head Start Associations (RIVHSA) awards application and procedures. There are a total of 20 awards and scholarship categories open for nominations. The National Head Start Association (NHSA) has five national categories which are also recognized at the State and Regional level.  Grantees must submit nominations as specified by each category outlined in the RIVHSA Awards & Scholarship application booklet. Each Grantee determines nominees from their agency and provides nominations to FHSA by the June 17 deadline. FHSA will select a nominee from each of the categories submitted to represent our State at the Regional and National level.

Here's the process:

  • Nominate your candidate(s) by June 17 using the RIVHSA application booklet 
  • Grantees send their nominations to FHSA by the deadline either via email ([email protected]) or postal mail to FHSA 111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • FHSA will review applications for completeness
  • Nominations are sent to the FHSA Awards Committee for review and scoring
  • FHSA selects state recipients and sends to RIVHSA for consideration for regional recognition by July 15
  • State winners will be recognized during the FHSA Annual Awards Luncheon held in October 2019

Awards Criteria

Nominees for all awards must be members in good standing. Nominees may not be nominated for more than one category per year. Nominations submitted without the required documentation will not be considered. All criteria for an award or scholarship must be met. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Individuals selected for a Regional or National award/scholarship tied to a cash award must provide their social security number and other required information for redeeming. To view a complete listing of rules and processes, please download a copy of the RIVHSA Application Booklet

Nominations Deadline - CLOSED