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ED-GRS Annual Timeline:

Spring:

  • ED provides refreshed criteria for subsequent awards cycle

Summer:

  • State education authorities publish their applications for school, district, and postsecondary categories.

Fall:

  • Schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions complete and submit applications to state education authorities.

Winter: 

  • State education authorities close competitions and review and select nominees.

February 1:

  • State education authorities submit nominees to ED.

April 22: 

  • ED announces national awardees.

Summer:

  • ED hosts national award ceremony.

Application Materials

For School, District, and Postsecondary Applicants

Schools, districts, colleges and universities do not apply for the award to ED, but to their state education authorities.

Candidates must contact their state departments of education (or equivalent DoDEA or BIE jurisdictions) or state higher education authorities for information on selection in each state.

For State Education Authorities


Please note: ED's award is called "U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools" and has "District Sustainability Award” and "Postsecondary Sustainability Award" categories. "Green Ribbon Schools” without the "U.S. Department of Education" is not ED's award, but instead is a separate program overseen by another organization.



   
Last Modified: 06/24/2015