||Application period is opened/applications accepted.
|December 4, 2017
||Application deadline. The completed application and all supporting documentation must be received electronically by 11:59pm PST or postmarked (hard copy submittals) by December 4, 2017.
|November 2017 to January 2018
||Application review. The CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards judges will review and evaluate the applications and select finalists for site visits.
||Site visits of the finalists for the Small Business of the Year Awards will be conducted. Site visits may also be performed at some of the businesses being considered for the Climate Leader Award.
|February to March 2018
||Award recipients will be announced.
||Award ceremony and reception will be held in Sacramento.