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Clean S.P.O.T. – National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Connecting the Dots with Extension Professionals

Since 1969, the American Cleaning Institute® has been a part of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) annual meeting.

Each year ACI honors the recipients of the Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award at the NEAFCS Annual Session. The award recognizes the innovative educational programs and outreach efforts that help families and individuals understand the link between clean homes and good health. The programs must utilize ACI’s educational materials, demonstrate innovative outreach efforts that impact the local community, and raise awareness of safe and effective uses of cleaning products in the home or community.

The recipients of the award receive a $500 scholarship to attend the annual NEAFCS Annual Session and inclusion in Cleaning Matters®, ACI’s bimonthly newsletter that reaches more than 7,000 educators and members of the press. Each team recipient receives a tabletop crystal award.

This award provides ACI with an opportunity to acknowledge excellent programs that are impacting consumers on a local level.

Many people don’t know about the valuable information that Extension provides. Or, that the Cooperative Extension serves almost every county in the nation, from the largest to the smallest. "If you don’t know, them, you should", says Nancy Bock, Senior Vice President of Education. "They are a nationwide educational organization provided by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state governments through land-grant universities and county governments. Extension provides practical, non-biased information that is important to the quality of life for individuals and families."

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2016 NEAFCS Awards Ceremony
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ACI Exhibit at 2016 NEAFCS

2016 NEAFCS - Pledge



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