Summer Camp Application Program

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Loudoun County, Va., VA

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Loudoun County Department of Family Services (DFS) provides annual financial assistance for eligible children to attend local summer camps through an application process. After years of the application being paper based, the Department decided to look for ways technology could be leveraged to make the application process easier for families, and to reduce manual data entry for departmental staff. By utilizing cloud applications within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem: Forms, Power Automate, Lists, and Teams, the Department was able to fully digitize the application process. This allowed for a streamlined review process, greater internal collaboration among the units involved in the program, and guaranteed key stakeholders had visibility into the process from beginning to end. The Department was able to accomplish all of this while utilizing a no cost solution.