Take a look at the descriptions below to see the criteria for our Employee, Customer, Performance Excellence, Business Partnership and Milton Cohen Leadership Achievement Awards.

View our past award winners.

Employee Awards

  • William M. Usdane Award
    Celebrates an AbilityOne® Program employee with a disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement and exceptional character.
  • Evelyne Villines Award
    Honors an individual with a 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
    Pays tribute to a veteran with a service-related disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement in her/his work.
  • 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 Advocacy Award 
    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 Military Award
    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 Civilian Award
    Honors a civilian federal agency that has provided outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne® contract.
  • 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
    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 
    Celebrates a nonprofit agency for outstanding outreach and support in recruiting, hiring and training veterans with disabilities.
  • 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
    Honors a commercial business that has partnered with a SourceAmerica-affiliated nonprofit agency to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • 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 disabilities.

Milton Cohen Leadership Award

  • 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.