Key Dates for Applicants 

  • By March 15 Opening Window
  • By May 1 – Intent to Apply for Options A and B  Prior to submitting an award application, all applicants must submit complete an Intent to Apply form to WCPE to confirm your eligibility for an award by May 1st
  • By June 30 – Applications must be submitted electronically by 5 PM  on June 30, 2024 using on of the following options:

Pathway 1– 2024 Baldrige Award Criteria  Best suited for organizations considering a national application

Option A:  Application using the 2024 Baldrige Award Criteria & Format

Pathway 2– 2023-24 Baldrige Excellence Framework  A good starting point for organizations looking to build a solid foundation

Option B:  50-page Narrative using the  2023-24 Baldrige Excellence Framework

Option C:  Fast Forward using the  2023-24 Baldrige Excellence Builder – shorter application.  Applications accepted throughout the year.

Site Visits: TBD early October (subject to change based on the mutual needs to Examiner teams and applicant organizations.)

Feedback Reports to Applicants:  Sent electronically to applicants by December 1, 2024