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State Transformation in Action Recognition Award

Through the STAR award, the Southern Office recognizes creative, impactful, transferable and effective state government solutions. Innovative program submissions are accepted from a wide array of state agencies, departments and institutions operating within the executive, legislative and judicial governmental branches.

Example Policy Areas

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  • Agricultural Education
  • Conservation and Land Use
  • Land Preservation
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Natural Resources
  • Trade
  • Business and Commerce
  • International Trade
  • Revenue
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Tourism
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Personnel
  • Training and Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Efficiency
  • Transmission
  • Infrastructure
  • Aging
  • Children and Families
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Human Services
  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Substance Abuse
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Safety

Program Liaison

Nick Bowman
Nick Bowman

Research and Publications Associate II

2020 SLC State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR)

Application Form

The Southern Legislative Conference is now accepting applications for its 2020 State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) award. Applications are due May 17, 2020. To qualify for initial review, applicants must submit answers to all 10 of the program questions and programs must be between nine months and three years old as of May 17, 2020 (i.e., established between May 17, 2017, and November 17, 2019) to qualify. Older programs will be considered if significant updates or expansions with tangible results in the same time period can be demonstrated. Please note that private sector submissions do not qualify.


Required Fields *


Please select a state.
Please provide the program name.
Please provide the administering agency.
Please provide a primary contact.
Please provide the title of the agency contact.
Please provide the address of the agency.
Please provide the agency's city.
Please provide the agency's zip code.
Please provide a telephone number for the agency contact.
Please provide a valid email address for the agency contact.
Please provide a valid email address for the agency contact.
Program Questions (required)

Please attach a pdf or Microsoft Word document containing answers to each of the program questions. Please note, the maximum allowable file size is 10 MB. Larger files may be sent as email attachments to STAR@csg.org.
Supplementary Materials (optional)

In addition to the application form and program questions, you may also submit supplementary materials such as reports or presentations. File types accepted: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF. Please note, the maximum allowable file size is 10 MB. Larger files may be sent as email attachments to STAR@csg.org.
Please submit a list of all attachments to this application, as well as any additional notes regarding your application. For example, you may submit brief descriptions of supplementary materials, or links to video presentations, pictures, reports or other online materials. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the application, please contact our office directly.
Please let us know how you heard about the STAR award.
Please check the form and complete all required fields to continue.