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February 15, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Renewed “Baldrige Performance Excellence Award Program” announced

Applications are now being accepted now open in six categories covering the U.S economy: manufacturing, service, small business, health care, and the education and nonprofit sectors.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a renewed “Baldrige Performance Excellence Award Program,” focused on identifying and recognizing organizations that are role models of resilience and long-term success.

The redesigned award program features a streamlined, results-focused evaluation process using a tailored set of new Baldrige Award criteria derived from the literature on organizational resilience and the Baldrige Excellence Framework®. The new criteria are intended to help organizations adapt, innovate and thrive in a dynamic environment where change and disruption are constant.

“For more than 35 years, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has helped businesses and other organizations improve their performance and long-term success in part through the Presidential Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “The reinvigorated Baldrige Award will recognize role-model manufacturers, small businesses, and organizations that demonstrate success and sustainability and that want to share their best practices to enable other organizations and their communities to become more resilient.”

The application for the renewed 2024 Baldrige Award is now open for organizations in six categories covering the U.S economy: manufacturing, service, small business, health care, and the education and nonprofit sectors. Applicants must complete the eligibility portion of the application process by 6 p.m. EDT March 12 and the award application by 6 p.m. EDT April 2.


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