Maryland Family Assistance Funds
ANNUAL AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS
2016 8th Annual
Creativity, coupled with compassion and commitment, all in the in face of scarce resources, has fostered the development of innovative programs by County Departments of Social Services (DSS). The Paul Hastings Award is MASSB’s opportunity to recognize these efforts while providing a platform for departments to share these efforts with one another.
Awarded annually as part of the MASSB Annual Conference, each local DSS is invited to nominate itself, with the award criteria focusing on honoring the most innovative programs implemented in the past year to provide DSS services. These do not have to be Board-led or Board-initiated projects.
The Paul Hastings Award includes a monetary allocation to the recipients MASSB Foundation account. For 2017, the award for First Place is $1,000, Second Place $600, Third Place $400.
To nominate a program/initiative, please submit a 1-2 page description, including families /staff impacted, cost of activity, any resulting cost/time savings, and likelihood for replication. Nominees should be prepared to make a presentation highlighting the program/initiative during the MASSB annual conference.