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FIRST PLACE WINNERS: LANDSCAPE AWARDS
Ten first place winning communities will receive the revered Governor’s Community Achievement Award, entitling each to its population category’s share of $2 million in landscaping funds. Specific locations of landscape projects will be determined in consultation between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the winning community. Highway landscape projects will be designed, funded and contracted by TxDOT at approved sites on the existing state highway system.  First place winners will also receive a metal plaque and media coverage. Second and third place winners will receive an award.

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE AND SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE
Judges will recognize all applicants scoring 90 points or above with the Award of Excellence. This prestigious award distinguishes these communities throughout Texas for their outstanding achievements in protecting and enhancing their local environment, exemplifying their efforts as the standard of environmental excellence for communities nationwide.

The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes the communities that have scored 90 or above in the GCAA competition for three consecutive years. Recipients of this esteemed award are recognized for their ongoing commitment to making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.