AABPA offers two awards each year to recognize student research and outstanding service in public budgeting and analysis.

Marykathryn Kubat Award for Graduate Student Research

Through the Kubat Award, AABPA seeks to encourage student research and critical thinking that will prepare students for the budget and program issues they will encounter in their careers, particularly those in the public service. 

James L. Blum Award for Distinguished Service in Budgeting

AABPA presents the James L. Blum Award to individuals who have distinguished records of accomplishment in public budgeting, are respected leaders in the budgetary community, have significantly advanced the state of knowledge in the field, and by personal example, have set exceptionally high standards of achievement, professionalism, and ethics for all public servants.