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 357 grants and $1.6 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

2023 Timeline

June 1, 2023 - Application period opens

July 14, 2023 - Final day to submit an application 4:00 p.m. MST

July - August 2023 - SIPA / Board review process

September 7, 2023 - SIPA Board approves micro-grant awardees

September 11-15, 2023 - Awardees announced

September 20, 2023 - Awards presented at the User Conference

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  • Archiving historical content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

Micro-Grant Recipients Sharing Their Stories

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