The Micro-Grant program is designed to connect residents to government by putting more information and services online.
Since 2010, more than 225 grants and over $1,000,000 have been awarded to governments across the State.
You are an eligible applicant if...
You are a Colorado:
♦ State government
♦ Local government
♦ Special district
♦ Public K-12
♦ Public university/college
Timeline of Events
November 1, 2019: Grant applications open
December 30, 2019: Grant applications due by 5pm MST
SIPA / Board of Directors review period
February 10-14, 2020: Grant recipients announced
April 1, 2020: Awards are given at the annual SIPA User Conference and Grant Ceremony
What is the Micro-Grant about?
Micro-Grant funding is for projects that support SIPA's mission of providing residents access to government through effective and efficient online and mobile technologies.
Micro-grants are not intended for back office software or hardware projects, operational maintenance, or GIS database development.
Examples of ideas and fund requests are listed in the table below, previous awarded projects (including project description and amount) can be found here.
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|Preferred Criteria||- Resident facing only||- using SIPA service or partner||
- Match funds
- 3 grants
- Decided by DOLA
- Video Streaming
- Computers for libraries/public use only
- Digital signs
- Information kiosks
- One-time migration/set-up fees
- Custom online forms
- Website migration to colorado.gov SiteBuilder
- DNR fishing app
- Parks and Rec app
- Interactive trail mapping
- Informational videos
- Putting historical content online
- School programming
- Tech days
- Transparency projects
- Cyber security