American Cleaning Institute - For Better Living

Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award

NEAFCS logoFor many years, Extension professionals have used consumer education materials produced by the American Cleaning Institute to support grassroots programs. The Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award was established by ACI to recognize National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) members for innovative educational programs and outreach efforts that help families and individuals to understand the vital link between clean homes and good health.


The annual award honors outstanding educational programming efforts that utilize any of ACI’s educational materials and promote the connection between cleanliness and health. Programs must demonstrate innovative outreach efforts that impact the local community and raise the awareness of the proper use and/or storage of cleaning products. Program areas include but are not limited to food safety, emergency preparedness or response and any programming that raises awareness of safe and effective use of cleaning products in the home or community.


Two (2) Family and Consumer Sciences county professionals or teams will be honored with a $500 scholarship to attend NEAFCS Annual Session and a tabletop award. The award winning programs will be highlighted on the ACI website and featured in an issue of Cleaning Matters®, ACI’s bimonthly newsletter. Click here for more information about this award and how to apply.

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