November Newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter



November Newsletter

Ajay Bagal


As the incoming Executive Director of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself to all of you in the government community who helped make SIPA what it is today.

I am thrilled to be joining this amazing team and even happier to be leading SIPA through its next phase of growth – with a vision of serving many more governments, like yours, across Colorado.

As your organization continues to evolve, I look forward to helping you find services that are easy-to-contract, high-quality, and well-priced. We are committed to helping you realize your potential to connect with residents through technology. One of the best ways to do that is with our Micro-Grant Program.

The Micro-Grant Program is open for applications as of November 2, 2020. This application is quick, easy, and will hopefully get you some extra cash for those projects you have been trying to start (or finish).

There are a few boxes that every grant requestor must check-off before applying. Here's what you need to know:

1- Every applicant entity MUST have an EGE Agreement on file, find out what that is here

2- Every applicant must complete the Micro-Grant application for each individual project looking for funding

3- The project(s) requested MUST aim to put information and services online for residents of Colorado. At SIPA, we are very fond of eGovernment solutions, that's our job.

Check out this year's criteria, guidelines, and past projects here.

Micro-Grant Program Open Now

Upcoming Webinars

Google Voice Webinar

RubinBrown Webinar & Case Study

New to SIPA

  • Huerfano County
  • Town of Huxton
  • Colorado First Conservation District

New Service Launches

thank you

Do you know about the official portal that offers no-cost technology solutions for Governments?

Learn more about portal services here.

Check out our new D8 websites on here.

D8 website training is here. Demo site here.

Website training sessions on the first and third Friday of each month: register here.

NIC Colorado  

Colorado Interactive is now NIC Colorado

Since 2005, the team at Colorado Interactive has been a proud SIPA partner, delivering best-in-class digital government solutions to benefit all Coloradans. As a subsidiary of NIC, they share solutions across all 28 NIC operations. To exemplify this unity, they are rebranding as NIC Colorado. For more information, please contact


Check out what our low-cost partners are doing!

November 17 Virtru Webinar: protecting emails and attachments from your iOS or Android device

Virtru Webinar: Securing the New Normal: Keeping Your Data Protected and Compliant While Working from Home

Tempus Nova Webinar: New integrated features in Gmail

Special COVID-19 offers for SIPA customers

In The Know

CO Exposure Notification Technology is Live!

COVID-19 updates here

November 11: SIPA Office Closed - Veterans Day

November 20: HB20-1039 Meeting

December 3: SIPA Board Meeting

Congratulations to SIPA Board Member Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves, the state’s new CIO and the Governor's Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) Executive Director!

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