Open Embed Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Micro-Grant Success SIPA & DOLA Partner on Yearly Broadband Micro-Grants The Colorado SIPA Team recently received an awesome update on a SIPA-DOLA broadband Micro-Grant awardee and was reminded about the important work you all do within your communities and the impacts, big and small, you have on folks young and old. This past Micro-Grant cycle, the town of Silver Cliff was awarded $5,000 to expand the footprint of the Silver Cliff/Westcliffe Main Street Wifi System and enable more people to access online information. Recently, the town held its annual Memorial Day Parade and counted 236 devices on the WiFi by 10:10am. The town mentions that on a normal day at that time, they see between 50-70 people and that, in tracking what access point the most folks were connected too, they see it directly related to the area where the most parade watchers were positioned. While there is no doubt that people will connect to WiFi whenever, and where ever, they can - these numbers shout that community members are searching for this WiFi, and using its working connection. SIPA is proud to be able to partner with DOLA and contribute to projects like this; partnering in connecting (literally) residents of Colorado to online information and services. New to SIPA Greater Eagle Fire Protection District Rio Grand County Library District Girls Athletic Leadership School of Denver Spring Valley Metro District No. 1 New Service Launches Payment Processing - Alameda Water & Sanitation District Payment Processing - Colorado State Patrol, 1033 Program Payment Processing - Boulder County District Attorney's Office Payment Integration - Chaffee County & LODGINGRevs Event Registration - Town of Lyons G Suite - Hygiene Fire Protection District Online Forms - Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District Website - Town of Rockvale Website - Town of Westcliffe **Correction: Westridge Sanitation District payment processing was listed in error last month** Important Dates June 12 - Blind Institute of Technology Accessibility Conference June 18-19 - Colorado Municipal League Conference July 4 - July Board Meeting canceled on account of the holiday & SIPA Office Closed We have a selection of helpful webinars covering many of our services on our YouTube channel, follow us to be updated on any new informational videos. In our upcoming newsletters, SIPA will assisting DOLA in helping to get information out about the 2020 Census. Each month, new information and content is provided by DOLA Deputy Executive Director, Natriece Bryant, in a segment titled: A Message from DOLA We are less than a year away from data collection for the 2020 Census. Many of your organizations in the state have been preparing for Census Day. See below for details: The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' (DOLA) State Demography Office will have approximately $200,000 to support the purchase of promotional material as well as other outreach services. Detailed information will be available in June with purchases starting in after July 1. Start thinking about which items you are interested in for your community. DOLA will also be launching a Census Outreach Grant Program to distribute the approximately $6 million allocated in HB19-1239. The census outreach grant program is created to provide grants to local governments, intergovernmental agencies, councils of government, housing authorities, school districts, and nonprofit organizations to support the accurate counting of the population of the state for the 2020 Census, in hard-to-count communities. For more information, please contact Natriece Bryant, Deputy Executive Director for DOLA at firstname.lastname@example.org or office 303-864-7707 Take our Survey Help us provide you with even better experiences! Webinar Replay View all previous webinars and SIPA User Conference video right here!