2017 NDC Academy Awards

NDC colleagues from across the country represent the most dedicated and creative community and economic development professionals in the business. The NDC Academy Awards 2017 are an opportunity to highlight some of their most challenging and creative projects.

Projects may be nominated in one of the categories listed below. Nominees may be a development with which the nominating entity was involved, or simply one they deem deserving.

  • Investing in Small Business (Job Creation)
  • Building Affordable Housing (Housing Development)
  • Innovative Project Financing (Creative Financing)
  • Rebuilding our Public Infrastructure (Community Development/Public Private Partnership)

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 12, 2017.

Follow these simple instructions to submit your innovative project today.

  1. Download and complete a list of the project’s sources and uses of funds. Click here to download the form.
  2. Complete the online submission form by clicking on the button below;
  3. Create a zip file that includes the required attachments (completed Sources and Uses form, 4 high resolution photos and any supporting documents such as news clippings or letters from local representatives);
    • How to Zip Files 
      • Place all files you want zipped into a folder.
      • On a PC Right-click the folder, select Send to, and then select Compressed (zipped) folder.
      • On a Mac Right-click the folder, select Compress “Folder name”.
      • A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location.
  4. Upload the zip file to the online submission form;
  5. Submit your award application; and
  6. Join us in Washington, D.C. in October!
Click Here to Start Submission

2015 Award Winners

Each winning project was selected by a vote of their peers for their excellence in four categories:

Two new awards were introduced this year honoring projects for their community impact and financial structuring: