APPLY FOR THE 2020 PROGRAM

The application period for the 2020 Great American Defense Communities Program is now closed. Communities will be notified in early October if they have been selected.

  • Fill out the official 2020 Great American Defense Communities application.

 

  • Join the informational call on Wednesday, September 4 at 3PM EST. Email Dante Orlandini for instructions on how to join the call for a walk through of the program and the nomination process.

 

  • Nomination applications are due on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

 

  • Outreach calls will be conducted in late September by ADC to learn more about your community.

 

  • ADC will notify nominators/nominees if they have been selected to the 2020 Class of Great American Defense Communities in early October.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Every day America’s defense communities are working to create welcoming and supportive spaces for service members and their families to live and thrive. As the home to our military, these communities recognize the unique challenges and hard work needed to ensure military families are made to feel valued.

The Great American Defense Communities program shines a light on the regions and individuals that are making a difference. The program was designed to recognize and celebrate communities with an exceptional commitment to improving the lives of service members, veterans and their families.

AMERICA’S GREAT DEFENSE COMMUNITIES

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GADC Map 2019

STORIES FROM THE 2019 COMMUNITIES 

Spirit of Resilience | Bay County, Florida 

Bridging the Divide | Columbia, South Carolina & The North Country, New York

Family First | Clovis, New Mexico & Middle Georgia

For more information on the GADC program, please contact Grace Marvin at (202) 618-8757 or gmarvin@defensecommunities.org

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