Communities of Excellence 2026 National Learning Collaborative Accepting Applications


Like 2017 TNCPE Excellence Award winner City of Germantown, communities across the U.S. are using a Baldrige-based Framework to improve their community’s health, safety, education, and economic vitality through the Communities of Excellence 2026 program.


Communities of Excellence 2026 was created to improve the lives of people across the U.S., starting at the community level. The program focuses on what it considers the greatest challenges facing our nation - educational attainment, job creation and health status - with a goal for improvement by 2026, the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding.


The organization is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Learning Collaborative - an opportunity for communities to accelerate their Excellence journey by creating a strategy based on the Baldrige Framework and tailored to the individual community’s needs.


Learn more about the Communities of Excellence 2026 program (, and its Learning Collaborative ( today.

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