Like many cleaning managers out there, the American Cleaning Institute knows student health effects learning. And proper handwashing can positively impact student health and reduce absenteeism.
For that reason, the American Cleaning Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have once again joined forces to encourage schools to improve their handwashing programs. And those that have a program in place are encouraged to apply for the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It's a SNAP National Awards Program. The Awards are open to all public/private K-12 schools in states, territories and tribes within the US.
It's Simple to Apply
1. Use the one page application form to tell us how to contact you.
2. Write a one page Summary Report of your handwashing project. Be sure to include how you implemented the key handwashing messages.
3. Gather your supporting Information- pictures, links, blogs, articles, posters, videos (less than 5 minutes), etc.
Attach your documents to an email and send these to: The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. All the rules and application form are at
If you haven't started a handwashing project at your school, there is still time. Click here for some ideas. This page also includes posters, bookmarks and links to other resources.