Take a look at the descriptions below for each of the 14 Achievement Awards to see if your employees, business partners, federal and commercial customers or your own agency meet the nomination criteria.

View our FY2018 award winners.

Employee Awards

William M. Usdane Award Winner Gene Pulu
William M. Usdane Award
Celebrates an AbilityOne® Program employee with a significant disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement and exceptional character.
Evelyne Villines Award Winner Malcolm Giles
Evelyne Villines Award
Honors an individual with a significant disability who has advanced from work on an AbilityOne® contract into management (supervisory or leadership) within the nonprofit agency, or into private or government employment.
Honor Roll for Veterans Award Winner Paul Dean Rangel
Honor Roll for Veterans Award
Pays tribute to a veteran with a service-related disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement in her/his work.
President's Award Winner Geno McKinney
President's Award

Commends a non-AbilityOne® employee with a disability who works in the commercial or public sector and has exhibited outstanding leadership and exceptional character.

Tom Miller Award for Advocacy Winner Lori White
Tom Miller Award for Advocacy

Recognizes an employee with a disability who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and remarkable passion for self-advocacy on a local, state and/or national level.

Customer Awards

Customer Federal Award, Military Winner US Coast Guard Alameda
Customer Federal Award, Military
Pays tribute to a federal military agency that has provided outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne® contract.
Customer Federal Award, Civilian Award Winner HUD
Customer Federal Award, Civilian
Honors a civilian federal agency that has provided outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne® contract.
Customer Award Winner El Paso International Airport
Customer Award
Commends a non-federal organization that provides outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities.

Performance Excellence Awards

Performance Excellence in Government Contracts Award Winner Relief Enterprise
Performance Excellence in Government Contracts Award
Recognizes a nonprofit agency for excellence in AbilityOne® contract performance while serving as an example to other nonprofit agencies.
Performance Excellence in Hiring Veterans with Disabilities Award Winner Eggleston Warrior Bridge Program
Performance Excellence in Hiring Veterans with Disabilities Award
Celebrates a nonprofit agency for outstanding outreach and support in recruiting, hiring and training veterans with disabilities.
Performance Excellence in Grassroots Advocacy Award Winner Palmetto Goodwill Services
Performance Excellence in Grassroots Advocacy Award
Pays tribute to a nonprofit agency’s effective and creative approach to engaging and educating public policymakers—on a local, state or federal level—about protecting employment opportunities and choices for people with disabilities.

Business Partnership Awards

Business Partnership Award Winner Cox Communications
Business Partnership Award

Honors a commercial business that has partnered with a SourceAmerica-affiliated nonprofit agency to increase employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

Small Business Partnership Award Winner Caruso's Coffee Roasters
Small Business Partnership Award

Recognizes a small business that has joined with a SourceAmerica-affiliated nonprofit agency in a partnership that has resulted in increased employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

Milton Cohen Leadership Award

Milton Cohen Leadership Award Winner Mary Trotter Brandstetter
Milton Cohen Leadership Award

Pays tribute to an individual within the AbilityOne® community of nonprofit agencies, or anyone previously retired within the past year, who has shown national leadership within or on behalf of the AbilityOne Program, made an impact across the entire AbilityOne community, and increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities.