If your organization is using the Baldrige Excellence Framework (including the Criteria for Performance Excellence) to guide improvement efforts and support high performance, you should consider submitting an application for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
2018 Baldrige Award application forms and guidance are now available to help U.S. organizations in business, nonprofit, health care, and education sectors learn how to apply and prepare to submit their eligibility materials and a complete application by the 2018 deadlines.
2018 Baldrige Award applications are to be written in response to the assessment questions of the 2017-2018 Criteria for Performance Excellence. Applicants in the health care sector should use the 2017-2018 Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, and those in education should use the 2017-2018 Education Criteria for Performance Excellence.
All applications must be postmarked by April 24, 2018. Eligibility packages must be postmarked by February 14, 2018. Application fees will remain the same as they were in 2017.
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