Awards Toolkit

Access planning tools by using the links under "Related Items." The toolkit includes the following items:

2010 Census Interactive Population Map:
For the 2017 GCAA application, population will be determined using the official 2010 Census results.   

GCAA Planning Worksheets:
Use these forms to build your application and ensure you have included information and supplemental items for each question and topic.

GCAA Judges Scoring Sheet:
A tool to help verify you have formatted the executive summary by topic area and responded to each question asked.

Municode Library:
Visit this site to review your community's municipal laws and ordinances to help you complete section C of the Program Portfolio.

Tips for Award Winning Entries:
Best practices and feedback from the judges.

Donation and Volunteer Time Tracking:
Templates to track donations received as well as to calculate the in-kind donation of volunteer time.

Program Portfolio Examples:
All materials will be submitted in a standard binder to accommodate 8 ½ x 11 paper, please review portfolios samples provided in the toolkit. 

Community Windshield and Litter Attitude Survey:
Tools to assist communities with identifying areas to address in litter prevention and cleanups as well as to evaluate attitudes toward litter in the community.

GCAA Executive Summary Samples:
Each topic area includes examples from the executive summaries from 2015 winning communities.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Keep Texas Beautiful at 1-800-CLEAN-TX or email

GCAA applications are due on February 7, 2017 by 5:00 pm.