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Award Criteria

Please be aware that FHWA is currently integrating the Exemplary Human Environment Initiatives (EHEIs) into its Environmental Excellence Awards Program. The next round of the EEAs is anticipated for 2015. For more information, please visit:

Meeting a specific documented need
What is the specific human environment need or issue this activity addresses?

What is new about this activity? How is it an improvement over previous activities?

Why is this activity worthy of recognition?

Demonstrating results
What are the results of this activity? How have they been measured?

Potential for transferability
How can the activity be used by others?

Partnering and collaboration
What other agencies or organizations participated to make this activity a success?

Creating or improving human activities
Specifically what are the benefits to human activity that this activity provided?

Integration into transportation decision making
How is the activity being mainstreamed into ongoing and future transportation decisions?

Activities that benefit multiple categories

Updated: 1/31/2017
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