2021 Recipients


Thanks for your interest in the SIPA Micro-Grant.

This year, we received 67 requests for micro-grants and are able to fund 34 of those totaling more than $153,500.

View a map of all new and past awardees across Colorado below.




Artesia Fire Protection District

$2,000 to develop a SIPA website on the official colorado.gov portal as we don't have a website and have public info that needs to be posted.
Boulder Valley and Longmont Conservation District $4,000 migrate the website to the secure Colorado.gov and create the option for online inventory and ordering for our tree seedling and other sales.
City of Fountain $6,500 integrate new Council Chamber's audio/video hardware with software for the public hybrid meetings.
City of Castle Pines $6,500 acquire endpoint detection/response service for adding a cyber-security layer to protect the City from threats, service disruption/data protection, and ensure access to web services.
City of Dacono $500 acquire REsimplifi data feed to be integrated into www.choosedacono.com to provide property information to users.
City of Florence $3,000 digitize cemetery records from the 1890’s to provide citizens with effective service regarding pre-need, family lineage and record maintenance.
City of Ouray $4,050 transition from Outlook/Exchange Email and Windows File Server configuration to a Google Workspace.
City of Sheridan $3,000 digitize some of our historic Comprehensive Plans and City documents to preserve their quality and promote their accessibility to the public.
City of Trinidad OED Grant $8,500 expand public access to an existing hard-copy publication on historical Trinidad architecture by developing it into a multimedia format on the tourism website.
City of Wheat Ridge $3,000 digitize Wheat Ridge newspapers from either microfilm or paper copies.
City of Yuma $5,728 deliver end to end cyber security from assessments, design, and planning to managing services.
City Wheat Ridge $5,930 create a publicly available ArcGIS Online City Development Map projects.
Clear Creek County $3,000 purchase the innovative software platform, Open Media, to improve transparency and promote civic engagement from our constituents.
Clear Creek County $5,000 implement dependable, high-quality technology in the Collaborative Care Center to facilitate effective communication between staff and external partners.
Cortez Sanitation District $5,000 move to the colorado.gov website platform.
Custer County Sheriff's Office $3,500 obtain a work email address system, Google Workspace, that is user-friendly to law enforcement and makes the job easier and works with our volunteer staff.
Denver Public Library $8,000 identify and document deeds between 1931-1935 containing racially-restrictive language and to build a widely accessible geospatial database and visual representation.
Department of Personnel & Administration $7,147 acquire GovDelivery, which will ensure the maximum number of employees receive vital information.
Department Natural Resources $7,500 assist the Governor's Office and Interagency Climate Team are finalizing a climate website that aggregates a massive resource library (grants, guidance, plans) across 15+ departments.
Department of Public Safety $6,500 develop an online submission platform to increase compliance with data gathering, which helps inform decisions and protect Colorado youth.
Dove Creek Ambulance District $6,500 digitize all documents and placing them in a searchable format for transparency to its district, as well securing all privacy data.
Elbert County School District $3,000 to digitize historical archives of board meeting data for the purpose of making them available on our district website to the public.
Garfield Public Library District $3,000 digitization to PDF OCR of several collections of Historic Glenwood Springs Newspapers, some of which are physically deteriorating and/or unavailable elsewhere.
Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County $3,000 digitize the organization’s historic records so they are properly organized, secure, and readily available as the RHA begins efforts to reinvigorate the organization.
Security Public Library $1,750 continue to gather and record the history of the Security-Widefield area for future generations.
Southwest Colorado Council of Governments $3,000 to digitize the organization’s historic records, so they are properly organized alongside current records, secure, and readily available for Staff and the Public.
Summit Fire & EMS Protection District $5,500 create a user friendly website, on the official colorado.gov portal that will enable us to maximize our community engagement while increasing transparency.
Town of Collbran $989 purchase an advanced 360° smart conferencing camera to allow for streaming of Board of Trustee meetings.
Town of Haxtun $3,500 migrate to Google Workspace to conduct town business.
Town of Mt. Crested Butte $4,950 create a high-quality responsive design website to better communicate with residents, visitors, and second homeowners on the official colorado.gov portal.
Town of Westcliffe $5,500 to replacement/reactivation of Access Point #5 which was removed/destroyed by a new homeowner; the access point was installed May 2015.
Upper Pine River Fire Protection District $5,000 better utilize the communication and data network infrastructure in place, to serve our residents and community.