Awards

The NGMA Awards recognize three deserving grants management professionals in the categories listed below. The awards are presented at NGMA’s Annual Grants Training (AGT), an in-person training event held every spring in Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2023 NGMA AWARDS!

NGMA is accepting nominations in the following categories:

  • Impact Award/Public Sector
  • Impact Award/Private Sector

Complete the nomination form and submit to [email protected] by Monday, January 16, 2023. 

Annual Award Categories

Newton Award for Distinguished Service
Recognizes outstanding service and leadership in the grants management field by an NGMA volunteer or partner. Individuals who receive this award show a commitment to the NGMA mission and contribute to the success of the Association's programs. The award is nominated by and voted on by the NGMA Board of Directors.

Impact Award/Public Sector
Recognizes exceptional contribution in advancing the field of grants management by a public official at the federal, state, or local level, or by a Congressional representative. This could include a general or specific positive impact on professional grants management practice, methodology, advocacy, partnership, or volunteerism.

Impact Award/Private Sector
Recognizes exceptional contribution in advancing the field of grants management by an individual from the private sector, including but not limited to: business and industry, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, and national publications. This could include a general or specific positive impact on professional grants management practice, methodology, advocacy, partnership, or volunteerism.

2022 Annual Award Recipients



Angel Velez-Perez
Impact Award/Public Sector




Gil Tran 
Newton Award




Jeff Myers

Impact Award Private Sector