How to Submit an Achievement Award Nomination

Before completing an award nomination form, it's important to review all categories and guidelines to ensure your nomination meets the requirements. Select the correct award category and complete the nomination form.

After you've entered all required information, click the Submit button. You will receive a confirmation of your submission. If you do not receive a confirmation notification, contact us at AchievementAwards@SourceAmerica.org.

The final submission deadline is October 21. Submit a nomination by September 30 and be entered to win a complimentary, on-site photo shoot for your nonprofit agency.

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.
  • 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.

NPA Awards

  • Innovation Award - Pays tribute to a nonprofit agency within SourceAmerica’s network that developed novel work methods, products, or services during 2022.
  • Government Contracts Award - Recognizes a nonprofit agency for excellence in AbilityOne® contract performance while serving as an example to other nonprofit agencies.

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

Customer Awards

  • Federal Customer Award - Honors a federal customer who has provided opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne® contract for products or services.
  • Military Customer Award - Pays tribute to a military customer who has provided opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne® contract for products or services.

NCSE Awards

  • 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 the AbilityOne® Program, made an impact across the entire AbilityOne® community, and increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Management Excellence Award - Recognizes individuals who have displayed excellence in leadership in the management of an AbilityOne® participating nonprofit agency and significantly advanced employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Force Multiplier Award

  • Pays tribute to the multi-level impact of a federal or military customer working in collaboration with a network NPA on an AbilityOne® project. This collective effort multiplies exponentially the opportunities for increasing employment for people with disabilities.