For more than two decades, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) to ten Texas communities with the best grassroots environmental programs in the state each year.
The competition distributes $2 million in funding from TxDOT across the ten communities, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along local rights-of-way. A community’s environmental program is judged on achievements in seven different areas: community leadership and coordination, public awareness, education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management and litter law and illegal dumping enforcement.
Every community in Texas can win! While many of our applications come from cities and towns that are part of the KTB affiliate network, that is not a requirement. Our goal is to recognize communities who are working diligently to create and sustain comprehensive environmental and beautification programs.
Click here to learn more about the Governor's Community Achievement Awards program and view past winning projects.
Congratulations to the 2013 First Place GCAA recipients, listed below!
Category 1: Up to 3,000
Category 2: 3,001 - 5,500
Category 3: 5,501 - 9,000
Category 4: 9,001 - 15,000
Category 5: 15,001 - 25,000
Category 6: 25,001 - 40,000
Category 7: 40,001 - 65,000
Category 8: 65,001 - 90,000
Category 9: 90,001 - 180,000
Category 10: 180,001 +
Please note, scores and comments will be sent to all GCAA 2013 applicants by April 26th. We are not able to share the information over the phone or share scores of other communities.
Click here for a complete listing of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as Sustained Excellence and Award of Excellence