The categories are:
1) Outstanding Individual in Floodplain Management
Honors an individual responsible for the development or implementation of a distinguished local program or activity, or who overcomes obstacles to champion sound floodplain management principles at the local level.
2) Outstanding Community in Floodplain Management
Honors a local community (city, town, county, borough, tribe, etc.) with a program that demonstrates commitment and leadership in floodplain management through initiatives and projects that demonstrate vision or forward thinking toward floodplain management, bring resources together, partner with other organizations, or overcome obstacles to do the right thing.