Application Levels

Application Levels

Level 1 Application

  • Application includes an Organizational Profile and 15-page response to the Criteria questions at the Category level

  • Award Eligibility (Tier): Commitment

  • Examiner Trainees required

  • Feedback: Written summary of strengths and opportunities for improvement for each Baldrige Category


Level 2 Application

  • Application includes an Organizational Profile and 50-page response to all Baldrige Criteria questions

  • Award Eligibility (Tier): Mastery, Proficiency or Commitment

  • Examiner Trainees required

  • Feedback: Written summary of strengths and opportunities for improvement for each Baldrige Item


Level 3 Application

  • Organizational Profile and 50-page response to all Baldrige Criteria questions

  • Site Visit

  • Award Eligibility (Tier): Excellence, Mastery, Proficiency or Commitment

  • Examiner Trainees required

  • Feedback: Written summary of strengths and opportunities for improvement for each Baldrige Item

 

Eligibility

Any public or private organization of any size located in the states that we serve may apply.

Intent to Apply

Applicant selects an application level, completes a 2017 Intent Form and submits a $150 non-refundable fee.  To see a complete description of applicant requirements, instructions, and timeline, please download a copy of the 2017 Applicant Instructions from the Downloads and Forms Page.  Note: MAAPE will use the 2015 – 2016 version of the Baldrige Criteria for the 2017 award cycle.  Please download the appropriate Criteria from the Downloads & Forms Page.

Application

Applicant completes and submits application and fee per the following:

Level 1

  • Small (< 100 employees): $750

  • Medium (100 to 500 employees): $1,000

  • Large (>500 employees): $2,000


Level 2

  • Small (< 100 employees) $1,250

  • Medium (100 to 500 employees): $2,500

  • Large (>500 employees): $2,500


Level 3 (includes pricing for Site Visit)

  • Small (< 100 employees): $6,000

  • Medium (100 to 500 employees): $7,000

  • Large (>500 employees): $8,500


Number of Awards

Any number of organizations may receive Recognition or Excellence Awards in each year. Organizations will be judged within their respective sectors.

Confidentiality

All applications will be treated as confidential. Applicants are not expected to provide or reveal proprietary information. Examiners and Judges will also act under a strict Code of Ethics. Examiners will be assigned in a way to avoid conflicts of interest.