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Innovations Awards by Subject

 



Aging

Winners


New Hampshire - 2011 - Adult Protective Services Structured Decision Making System


New Hampshire - 2010 - Transitions in Caregiving


Connecticut - 2003 - Home Care and Assisted Living Alternatives to Nursing Home Care Initiative


Finalists

Texas - 2005 - Aging Texas Well

 

Minnesota - 2003 -Minnesota Disability Health Options MnDHO


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Agriculture/Animials/Livestock & Rural Development

Alternates
Idaho - 2005 - Mapping Evapotranspiration from Satellites Project

 

Pennsylvania - 2004 - Adjusted Gross Revenue—Lite (AGR-Lite)

 

Finalists


Michigan - 2005 - Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)


Missouri - 2005 - Rediscover Your Roots: Connecting Urban Dwellers with their Rural Heritage


Pennsylvania - 2005 - Blue Ribbon Passport Program


North Dakota - 2004 - Cooperative Weed Management


South Dakota - 2004 - Livestock Auction Barn Planning Grant Program


Washington - 2004 - Comprehensive Irrigation District Management Plan


Semifinalists


Missouri - 2003 - Grow Native!


Texas - 2003 - Office of Rural Community Affairs


Utah - 2003 - Strategy to Address Water Pollution from Animal Feeding Operations


Washington - 2003 - Burn Team: Reducing Smoke in Eastern Washington State from Agricultural Burning


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Anti-Terrorism

Alternates
New Jersey - 2005 - Garden State Network Enterprise Intrusion Detection Project

 

Finalists

Pennsylvania - 2004 - Terrorism Awareness and Prevention

 

Semifinalists
New York - 2003 - Office of Public Security Counter Terrorism Network


New York - 2003 - Law Enforcement Counter-Terrorism Training and Local Empowerment Program

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Banks & Financial Institutions

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Business, Commerce, Labor

Winners

Massachusetts - 2010 - Bridging the Opportunity Gap Job Readiness and Employability Initiative


Washington - 2010 - Washington Career Bridge


New Jersey - 2007- Knowledge Initiative

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Courts/Criminal Justice

Winners

Georgia - 2012 - Probation Reporting Contact Center


Oklahoma - 2012 - Collaborative Mental Health Reentry Program

North Carolina - 2011 - CJLEADS (Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services)


North Carolina - 2011 - PPO Dashboard (Probation/Parole Officer's Dashboard)


Indiana - 2010 - Indiana Court Information Transmission Extranet (INcite)


New Jersey - 2009 - Regional Assessment Centers / State News / Presentation


Kentucky - 2009 - Re-entry Hotline


Pennsylvania - 2008 - Program Evaluation Research System (PERS)


Michigan - 2008 - Video Testimony Project


South Dakota - 2008 - 24/7 Sobriety Program


Connecticut - 2006 - New Haven Regional Children’s Probate Court


Kentucky - 2006 - Jail Mental Health Crisis Network / State News / Presentation

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Domestic Relations

Winners

North Dakota - 2007 - Parental Responsibility Initiative for the Development of Employment (PRIDE)


Virginia - 2007 - Division of Child Support Enforcement Cell Phone Records Initiative

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Education

Winners

West Virginia - 2010 - Games for Health

New Mexico - 2009 - Innovative Digital Education and Learning New Mexico (IDEAL-NM)


Hawaii - 2003 - Hawaii 3Rs: Repair, Remodel and Restore Program


Iowa - 2003 - Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program


Pennsylvania - 2003 - Basic Education/Higher Education Science and Technology Partnership


Washington - 2003 - Tri-Phase Initiative


Alternates

Minnesota - 2005 - eFolio Minnesota


Washington - 2004 - Spokane Youth Social Responsibility Project


Wisconsin - 2004 - School Aids Financial Reporting (SAFR)


Finalists

Tennessee - 2005 - Exemplary Educator (EE)


Nevada - 2004 - Academic Preparation for Limited English Speakers


South Dakota - 2004 - Health Occupations for Today and Tomorrow

Semifinalists


Connecticut - 2003 - Higher Education Asset Protection Program


Delaware - 2003 - Models of Excellence in Education


Illinois - 2003 - After-school Initiative Task Force


Louisiana - 2003 - Computers for Louisiana’s Kids


Michigan - 2003 - Wireless Learning (Learning Without Limits)

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Elections/Political Conditions

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Energy & Environment

Winners

South Dakota - 2012 - Black Hills Forest Initiative


Colorado - 2011 - "eForm" (Oil and Gas Permitting Electronic Regulatory Form Filing)


New York - 2009 - GreenLITES (Green Leadership in Transportation and Environmental Sustainability)


Michigan - 2009 - Water Withdrawal Assessment Process


Indiana - 2007 - BioTown, USA


North Carolina - 2007 - Utility Savings Initiative for State Facilities


Iowa - 2003 - Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program


Alternates

North Carolina - 2005 - Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP)


Vermont - 2005 - Comprehensive Environmental Resource Management Plan (CERMP)


North Carolina - 2003 - State Facilities Utility Savings Initiative


Finalists

Maryland - 2005 - Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration Fund


Michigan - 2005 - Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)


Minnesota - 2005 - Strategic Conservation Agenda


Tennessee - 2005 - Southeast Alternative Fuels Task Force


Hawaii - 2004 - From Pollutant to Power: Transforming Marine Debris to Energy


New Hampshire - 2004 - Full Quantity Generator Certification Program


New York - 2004 - Distributed Generation–Combined Heat and Power Program


Ohio - 2004 - Oil and Gas Emergency Management Web site



Semifinalists


Illinois - 2003 - Emission Reduction Market System


Minnesota - 2003 - Fisheries Easement Formulation Process


New York - 2003 - Clean Fueled Vehicles Program


South Dakota and Nebraska - 2003 - Purple Loosestrife Management Project


South Dakota - 2003 - Abandoned Tank Removal “Tank Yank” Program


Utah - 2003 - Strategy to Address Water Pollution from Animal Feeding Operations


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Fiscal & Economic Development

Finalists
California - 2004 - Abusive Tax Shelter Program


Semifinalists


California - 2003 - Integrated Nonfiler Compliance System


Iowa - 2003 - Tax Gap Compliance Program


South Dakota - 2003 - MicroLOAN South Dakota

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Globalization & Trade  


Winners

Washington - 2012 - Innovation Partnership Zones


Michigan - 2005 - Michigan SmartZones


New Mexico - 2004 - New Mexico 9000


Nevada - 2005 - International Representatives Program


Ohio - 2003 - Ohio Business Gateway

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Government Operations

Winners

Arizona - 2008 - Arizona Government University

  • Arizona Government University (AZGU) offers a standardized training curriculum about a variety of subjects to state employees through a central training faculty. The university facilitates personal and professional development of employees. Courses include emergency management, financial systems, and procurement training. The University has enabled the state to coordinate and track its training and certification efforts across many state agencies. It has also enabled state agencies to better plan and budget for training because the University uses a set fee structure. The revamped AZGU started with 19 classes, and has grown to include classes that all agencies might need.


Washington - 2008 - Full Transparency in Government - TIB Dashboard Management System

  • The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board is an independent state agency that manages road construction and maintenance grants to cities and counties throughout the state. The Board created an electronic Performance Management Dashboard to track its business processes and projects, and thereby establish an accurate overview of the agency's performance. An electronic dashboard is a software application that stores and displays essential information to users. The result is a database, management tool, and means to tell the public what and how well their state government is doing. Indeed, the dashboard provides the public the same exact view the Executive Director has to manage the agency's $200 million budget. Started in 2003, the Performance Management Dashboard has helped the Board reduce the time it takes to pay local governments, reduce delays in local road construction projects, and bring the number of active projects in line to what is feasible within the budget.


Washington - 2007 - Government Management Accountability and Performance (GMAP)

  • GMAP is a management tool to improve and to make state services accountable to citizens. GMAP is intended to help leaders across state government understand their organization’s performance in depth and use that information to make good management decisions. Every other week, the Governor and her leadership team meet with state agency directors and the public in “GMAP forums” to evaluate and discuss state agencies’ performance. The forums target economic vitality the environment,government efficiency,health care,safety,
    transportation,vulnerable children and adults, and workfirst.

Illinois - 2005 - Shared Services Model


Iowa - 2004 - Charter Agencies


New York - 2004 - Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS)


Washington - 2004 - Priorities of Government (POG)


Alternates
Virginia - 2005 - Council on Virginia’s Future


Florida - 2004 - State Emergency Operations Center Mapper


Washington - 2003 - Strategic Forecast Support System


Finalists
Massachusetts - 2005 - Shared Services Model Hiring Reform Program


Michigan - 2005 - Statewide Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition Initiative


California - 2004 - Rent Reduction Program


Delaware - 2004 - Partner$ in Procurement


Iowa - 2004 - Construction Permitting Business Improvement Program


Iowa - 2004 - Iowa Excellence


Minnesota - 2004 - Negotiations Module


Missouri - 2004 - Department of Insurance Licensing Section Self-Directed Work Team Program


New York - 2004 - Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP)


South Dakota - 2004 - Rapid City Skills Development Center


Semifinalists
Illinois - 2003 - Operation Protect and Provide


Ohio - 2003 - Project Employee


Ohio - 2003 - Parks Subcontracting Process

 

Pennsylvania - 2003 - Center for Workforce Information and Analysis New Hire Data Mart


South Dakota - 2003 - Electronic Vital Records and Screening System


Washington - 2003 - Barrier-Free Checklist for Leased Facilities


Washington - 2003 - Utilization and Cost Containment Initiative

Wisconsin - 2003 - I Owe You Campaign

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Health

Winners

Arizona - 2012 - Central Arizona Programmatic Suicide Deterrent System


Nebraska - 2011 - WellnessOptions


Wisconsin - 2010 - BadgerCare Plus


Washington - 2010 - Health Technology Assessment Program


Delaware - 2008 - DelaWELL


Georgia - 2008 - Crisis and Access Line


Arizona - 2007 - Health-e Connection


Kansas - 2006 - Pharmaceutical Collaborative


Texas - 2006 - Money Follows the Person


Alabama - 2005 - BioTrac


New York - 2005 - Pharmacy Service and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES)


Arkansas - 2004 - Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS)


Delaware - 2004 - Health Rewards


Minnesota - 2004 - Minnesota Advantage Health Plan


New York - 2004 - Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS)


West Virginia - 2004 - Accessible Intelligent Medication Strategies (AIMS)


Arkansas - 2003 - IndependentChoices Program


West Virginia - 2003 - Multi-State Pharmacy Benefit Management Services Program

Alternates
Illinois - 2003 - Partners for Inclusive Employment Job Match and Fair

 

South Dakota - 2003 - Substance Abuse Prevention Services for At-Risk Pregnant Women Initiative


Finalists


Alaska - 2005 - Active Managerial Control


Delaware - 2005 - Home and Community Based Services Waiver Individualized Rate Setting Program


Hawaii - 2005 - Hawaii Rx Plus


Wisconsin - 2005 - MEDDIC-MS and MEDDIC-MS SSI Rapid Cycle


Arizona - 2004 - Behavioral Health Assessment and Service Plan Project


Florida - 2004 - Florida Initiative in Telehealth and Education


Florida - 2004 - Self-Directed Work Teams


Illinois - 2004 - All Our Kids Early Childhood Networks


Iowa - 2004 - Lighten Up Iowa


Kansas - 2004 - Child Welfare Mental Health Partnership


Minnesota - 2004 - Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative


Minnesota- 2004 - Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Network


Washington - 2004 - 24-Hour Shellfish Safety Screen


Semifinalists


Florida - 2003 - Florida: A Healthy State


Illinois - 2003 - Urban Systems of Care Program


Minnesota - 2003 - Minnesota Disability Health Options (MnDHO)

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Housing

Winners

Connecticut - 2007 - Supportive Housing Pilot Program


New Jersey - 2006 - Housing Resource Center

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Human Services

Winners

Pennsylvania - 2012 - Enterprise Program Integrity


Wyoming - 2009 - Healthy Families Succeed


Utah Clicks - Universal Application System


Finalists


Massachusetts - 2012 - Social Innovation Financing

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Immigration

Winners

Washington - 2006 - Spoken Language Brokered Interpreter Services

 

Finalists
Nevada - 2004 - Academic Preparation for Limited English Speakers

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Intergovernmental Affairs

Winners
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (Great Lakes Compact) - 2012


Wisconsin/Pennsylvania - 2009 - Egrants - Comprehensive Grants Management System

 

West Virginia - 2003 - Multi-State Pharmacy Benefit Management Services Program

 

Finalists

Tennessee - 2005 - Southeast Alternative Fuels Task Force

Semifinalists
Nebraska - 2003 - County eGovernment Initiative

 

New Jersey - 2003 - Intergovernmental Transfer Program

 

South Dakota and Nebraska - 2003 - Purple Loosestrife Management Project

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Military

Winners

Connecticut - 2012 - Oasis Center

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Parks & Recreation

Winners
llinois - 2006 - Mud to Parks
  • This program took an out-of-place resource – Illinois River sediment – and identified beneficial uses and locations for this material. The program involved dredging sediment from the river to create deep-water habitats and over-wintering areas for fish and other wildlife and transporting the sediment to places where soil fertility is lacking. One of the first projects involved shipping river sediment to Chicago’s old U.S. Steel South Works facility, a brownfield at the time. Another involved shipping the sediment to Banner Marsh, a state fish and wildlife area south of Pekin, Illinois. That property was a strip mine. Illinois officials and Louisiana officials also discussed sending Illinois River sediment by barge or pipeline to Louisiana’s coasts to bolster coastal marshes as a barrier against potential storm surges from hurricanes.

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Privacy & Personal Information/Role of Government

Winners
Montana - 2005 - Voter Verification Service
  • Most Americans believe voting is a privilege and a duty. Ensuring that voters are who they say they are is critical to protecting the integrity of elections. The national Help America Vote Act and Montana law require citizens to present legal identification at polling stations in order to vote. Unfortunately, people sometimes forget their ID or don’t bring it with them to the polls. Montana’s Voter Verification Service is an innovative, inexpensive, and practical method that addresses this problem. Started in 2004, Montana’s Voter Verification Service enables county election administrators in all 56 counties in the state to use the Internet to electronically search the state department of justice’s driver record database to help verify the identity of prospective voters. Participating officials can dial-up the system from the polling place using a modem or faster Internet connection. Election officials in polling places which don’t have Internet access can call others that do and have those officials perform a search. The state provides the service free to the counties.

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Public Safety & Justice/Emergency Management

Winners

Maryland - 2011 - Security Integration Initiative

  • Like their counterparts in other states and localities, the courts and law enforcement agencies in Maryland collect, store, and manage a lot of information every day. Historically, most of these agencies in Maryland processed and housed that data independently of each other, and did not really have a strategy or efficient way to share the information. This left gaps in the information law enforcement officials needed to fight crime. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services solved the problem with its Security Integration Initiative. The initiative consists of a criminal justice dashboard, geographic mapping software, facial recognition software, and an offender management system.


Washington - 2011 - Statewide Electronic Collision and Ticket Online Records (SECTOR)
  • Each year, Washington state agencies process between 130,000 and 150,000 collision reports and more than one million traffic citations. Many state and local agencies create, collect, and store traffic collision and citation information. The Washington State Patrol developed SECTOR to automate this traditionally paper-based process. Under SECTOR, the process starts when officers enter citation and collision information electronically into a database from their patrol vehicles. From there, SECTOR quickly and seamlessly routes the information to all state agencies that use it. These include the state patrol, the department of transportation, the department of licensing, and the administrative office of the courts. The system uses bar codes on the state driver’s license to speed data processing. That information includes the person’s age, sex, and other things such as whether they are restricted from certain types of driving.


Virginia - 2010 - Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response (VIPER)


Alabama - 2008 - Virtual Alabama


New Jersey - 2005 - DNA Convicted Offender Sampling and Testing Program


Finalists

Illinois - 2005 - InfoNet


New Jersey - 2005 - Focus on the Victim (FOV) Program


New Jersey - 2005 - FastID


District of Columbia - 2004 - Wireless Networks Program


Kansas - 2004 - Operation PADLOC (Parole, Absconder, Detection, Location and Capture)


Louisiana - 2004 - CORe—Corrections Organized for Re-entry


Nevada - 2004 - OSHA/SCATS Emergency Response Teams


New York - 2004 - eJusticeNY


North Carolina - 2004 - TAG IT


Virginia - 2004 - Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine


Washington - 2004 - Professional-Based Discipline: A Settlement Agreement Process


Semifinalists


California - 2003 - Mental Health Services Continuum Program


Florida - 2003 - Civil Workflow Control System


New Jersey - 2003 - Law Enforcement Intervention Hotline

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Technology/Telecommunications

Winners

Michigan - 2011 - Cloud Computing Program

 

South Carolina - 2005 - Information Sharing and Analysis Center


Alternates

 

New York - 2003 - Management Information, Research, References and Operational Reports (MIRROR)


Finalists
Minnesota - 2005 - MinnesotaHelp.info


North Carolina - 2004 - Agency Security Assessment Project


South Dakota - 2004 - Digital Trunked Radio System


Arkansas - 2003 - GeoStor

Semifinalists


Louisiana - 2003 - Computers for Louisiana’s Kids


Nebraska - 2003 - County eGovernment Initiative


South Dakota - 2003 - Electronic Vital Records and Screening System


Washington - 2003 - DCS Secure Card

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Transportation & Infrastructure

Winners

West Virginia - 2009 - Electronic Commercial Drivers Licensing (eCDL)


Finalists
Michigan - 2005 - FieldManager


Pennsylvania - 2005 - Maintenance Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness (MECE)


Wisconsin - 2004 - Critical Incident Response Team

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