Innovation Prize

Through the Prize for Public Service Innovation, the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) seeks to identify and highlight a New York City or State government agency that demonstrates an innovative approach to providing government services. The CBC awards this prize both to celebrate creative thinking and to share government achievements with the public and other agencies.

The CBC Prize for Public Service Innovation was established in 1997 to recognize and promote successful innovations in the delivery of public services. The Trustees of the CBC instituted a prize schedule that alternates annually between New York City and New York State agencies. Past winners include:

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Past CBC Prize for Public Service Innovation Winners
City Winners State Winners
2019: Vision Zero, City of New York Office of the Mayor 2018: Medicaid Redesign Team, NYS Department of Health
2017: NextGeneration NYCHA – Digital Initiatives, New York City Housing Authority 2016: New York State Lean Initiative, State of New York Office of the Governor
2015: Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, City of New York Office of the Mayor 2014: New York State of Health, NYS Department of Health
2013: NYCEEC & NYC Clean Heat, NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation, Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability 2012: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Energy Research & Development Authority, NYS Public Service Commission
2011: The Innovation Fund, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity 2010: NYS Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, University at Albany Nanocollege
2009: Take Care New York, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 2008: New York Jury Improvement Project, NYS Unified Court System
2007: ACCESS NYC, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services 2006: HIRE Cooperative Purchasing Contracts, NYS Office of General Services' Procurement Services Group
2005: 3-1-1 Citizen Service Center, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications 2004: Center for Court Innovation, NYS Unified Court System
2003: Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS), NYC Department of Finance

2002: Management Information, Research, References, and Operational Reports (MIRROR), NYS Workers' Compensation Board


Supported Employment Internet Reporting System, NYS Office for Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities

2001: Electronic Patient Record System, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation 2000: MetroCard and MetroCard Vending Machines, NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority
1999: Increasing public access to information on political campaign contributions, NYC Campaign Finance Board 1998: License Renewal by Mail and Private Sector Partnering, NYS Department of Motor Vehicles