The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Hometown Awards (GHTA) program. GHTA gives formal recognition to those who contributed to projects that improved their community’s quality of life. These projects, sponsored by local units of government, had strong volunteer support, met a need, and made a definitive impact, thereby generating a positive outcome in the community, and by extension, the state.
Interested townships, villages, cities, and counties can apply now through July 25, 2019 for projects that use volunteers in their communities from January 1 through December 31, 2018. For additional information regarding program criteria and the application process, please visit www.Serve.Illinois.gov.
The Serve Illinois Commission is a 40-member (25 voting and 15 non-voting), bipartisan board appointed by the Governor and administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Serve Illinois is excited to be able to tie GHTA to its mission to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the state.