Micro-Grant Program

The Micro-Grant program is designed to connect residents to government by putting more information and services online. 

Since 2010, more than 292 grants and $1.36 million have been awarded to governments across the State.

For questions about the User Conference & Micro-Grant Program, please call Beth Justice: 720-409-5636

You are an eligible applicant if...

You are a Colorado:

♦ State government

♦ Local government

♦ Special district

♦ Public K-12

♦ Public university/college

2021 Timeline - Subject to change

July 1, 2021 - Application available now!

August 31, 2021 - Final day to submit an application 4:00 p.m. MST

September 2021 - SIPA / Board review process

October 7, 2021 - SIPA Board approves micro-grant awardees

October 11-15, 2021 - Awardees announced

November 17, 2021 - Micro-grant awards ceremony & awards distributed

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.

Tentative Guidelines

Examples of ideas and fund requests are listed in the table below, previous awarded projects (including project description and amount) can be found here.

Category Broadband Innovation Professional Services Hardware Digitization Other

Grant Amount

≤ $15,000 ≤ $8,500 ≤ $6,500 ≤ $5,000 ≤ $3,000 ≤ $6,500
Preferred Criteria
  • Decided by DOLA
  • Match funds
  • Shareable service/program
  • Using SIPA service or partner
  • Resident facing only
   
Project Examples
  • Wireless access
  • Fiber/hardware
  • Parks & Rec, Trail Mapping applications
  • Informational videos
  • One-time migration/set-up fees
  • Custom online forms
  • Website migration to colorado.gov
  • Video Streaming Equipment
  • Computers for libraries/public use only
  • Archiving historical content
  • Ordinances
  • Transparency projects
  • Cyber security

 

Micro-Grant Awards 2018-2019 images