Apply for a 2021 Award

In the past year, Texas public schools like yours combatted numerous risks, including the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme winter weather. Through it all, schools continued to deliver excellence in risk management and education.

Submit your risk management solutions for a 2021 Excellence Award. We will recognize up to 10 members with a $1,000 honorarium toward their continued efforts.

The application deadline is June 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. central time.

Eligibility criteria

Review the eligibility criteria before applying:

  • Applicants must be a member of one of the Fund's five coverage programs (Auto, Liability, Property, Unemployment Compensation, or Workers’ Compensation) for this entire Fund year (September 1, 2021–August 31, 2022).
  • The application must have consent from the organization's executive director, president, or superintendent.
  • Winners from the prior year (2020–21) are not eligible for this year’s (2021–22) awards program.
  • Submissions must be for completed and implemented initiatives, products, or programs that address risk management needs and concerns in a timely and effective fashion.

Evaluation Criteria

Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness: Solution directly improves your risk management practices, functions, or processes.
  • Efficiency: Solution makes good use of resources, including money and staff time.
  • Impact: Solution addresses a critical or pressing need for your organization, demonstrated by specific and documented savings or reduced injuries.
  • Innovation: Solution is creative and represents out-of-the-box thinking or a creative adaptation of an established idea.

Submit your solutions

The application deadline is June 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. central time.


Email Training and Education Coordinator Melissa Cannon at or call 512.505.2839 for more information.