Achievement Awards Categories and Criteria

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


Employee Awards

Nominations accepted only from SourceAmerica's network of nonprofit agencies.

  • 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

Nominations accepted from SourceAmerica’s network of nonprofit agencies and from SourceAmerica employees and leadership.

  • Innovation - Honors a nonprofit agency in the SourceAmerica network that developed innovative work methods, products, or services during 2021.

Nominations accepted from SourceAmerica’s network of nonprofit agencies.

  • Government Contracts - Recognizes a nonprofit agency for excellence in AbilityOne® contract performance while serving as an example to other nonprofit agencies

Business Partnership Award

Nominations accepted from SourceAmerica's network of nonprofit agencies and from SourceAmerica employees and leadership.

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

Milton Cohen Leadership Award

Nominations accepted only from SourceAmerica's network of nonprofit agencies.

  • 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.