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 collaboratively with the Region IV Head Start Associations (RIVHSA) awards processes and procedures. There are a total of 20 award and scholarship categories available. There are 15 RIVHSA categories, and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) has five national categories, which 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 submissions to FHSA by the specified deadline date. FHSA awards committee will select a nominee from each of the categories submitted to represent our State at the Regional and National levels.

Here's the process:

  • Nominate your candidate(s) by July 20, 2020, 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 Awards Committee will review each application for completeness
  • The FHSA Awards Committee will review and score each nomination based on the rubric. 
  • FHSA selects state recipients and sends to RIVHSA for consideration for regional recognition by the designated deadline date
  • State winners are recognized during the FHSA Annual Awards Luncheon. 

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. 

FHSA 2020 Nominations are Closed


 Sponsored by: