Micro-Grant Program

SIPA Micro-Grant Program, apply now through December!

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.

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

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

Register for 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.

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.

Categories Hardware Professional Services Innovation Digitization Other Broadband

Grant Amount

( $<than or = to )

 $5,000 $6,500 $8,500 $3,000 $6,500 $5,000
Preferred Criteria - Resident facing only - using SIPA service or partner

- Match funds

-Shareable service/program

   

- 3 grants

- Decided by DOLA

Project Examples

- 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- Putting historical content online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