Baldrige Program Gains Federal Funding
On Friday, President Trump signed the FY18 Omnibus Bill, a $1.3 trillion spending bill that appropriates $2.2 million for the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
This funding is the result of advocacy efforts by the Baldrige Foundation over the last three years. Since the national Baldrige Program lost its federal funding in 2012, the Baldrige Foundation has provided more than $22 million in private funds from Foundation assets to pay salaries and program operations.
Senators Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Richard Shelby of Alabama were instrumental in crafting a recommendation for the funding in the budget.
This federal support will help sustain the Baldrige Program and allow the path to excellence to reach more organizations and communities across the U.S.
For more information on the bill and the advocacy efforts of the Baldrige Foundation, click here.
About The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
The Baldrige Foundation is the private-sector partner of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world. To learn more about the Foundation, please contact Al Faber at (202) 870-3136. The Baldrige Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contributions are tax deductible. Click here to learn more about BPEP.