TORRANCE, CA - Clean Cities of America and the 100 Best Fleets are sponsoring the Government Green Fleet Award, a comprehensive green fleet competition designed to serve as a complete blueprint to go "green and lean," according to Tom Johnson, 100 Best Fleets program organizer. The first prize is $1,000. The contest ends Sept. 4.

The City of Atlanta used the achievement recognition to help secure a $5 million grant.

To apply, click here or go to and click on the "Green Fleet Application" in the top right corner.

Fleet operations can improve just by going through the application process, said Johnson.