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Federal Agency Resources and Policies

White House, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Government-Wide Guidance

White House: Prizes and Challenge Initiatives Addressing COVID-19

Sample Agency Policies and Capacity-Building Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Implementation of Federal Prize Authority

The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA) require the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to produce a biennial report to Congress on the activities carried out under these authorities. This report highlights how government agencies use prize competitions and challenges (PC&Cs) and crowdsourcing and citizen science (CCS) activities to engage with members of the public to innovate, drive scientific discovery, and solve important problems. Reporting on related activities conducted under other authorities is voluntary and also included.

Reports and Publications on Public-Sector Prizes

Other Blogs and Fact Sheets


Challenge Marketing


Articles and Fact Sheets