2016 Recipients

The Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is pleased to announce the winners of it's 2016 Micro-Grants. SIPA received 58 applications from governments across the State of Colorado. Applications came from state agencies, counties, municipalities, institutions of higher education and special districts. Applications were carefully reviewed by our team of professionals, a committee of our Board of Directors, and our full Board of Directors. We believe that the winning grant projects will further SIPA’s mission to assist governmental entities to place more information, products and services online. 

Congratulations to our 2016 awardees and thanks to all of our applicants!

Organization Amount Purpose
4th Judicial District Attorney's Office $5,000 Development of a mobile application to guide public through e-discovery
History Colorado $6,240 Online accessibility of the Cecil A. Deane War Relic collection
City of Arvada $5,500 Assistance to setup and use Google Drive as repository for the public to search CORA requests
City of Englewood


To build a citizen facing mobile CRM to centralize, automate, and track citizen requests such as code enforcement, animal control and all other non-emergency services
City of La Junta $5,000 Build web applications to share GIS information with the public related to City projects, land use, or attractions and events
City of Louisville $4,800 To create an interactive map application to electronically showcase the City's trail and way-finding assets
City of Montrose


Digital signage improvements to include remote deployments of updated presentations in real-time for events and important community information
Denver Public Library $6,500  Conversion of old videos into digital formats for archiving and online search ability
Morgan County $4,000 Assistance to migrate the current website to the colorado.gov platform
Office of Information Technology $6,500 Development of an app to empower Colorado middle school-aged children to better understand the effect of sharing information through digital media and cyber security
Red Feather Lakes Library District $3,500 Back up wireless system for wi-fi service (SIPA/DOLA Broadband Micro-Grant)
San Miguel Authority for Regional Transit (SMART) $6,500 Assistance with the creation of a website on Colorado.gov
Sedgwick County Assessor's Office $6,500 Assistance with the improvement of antiquated technological services so that information can be found online by the general public that was only available in paper form or previously not available to the public
Timberline Fire Protection District $6,500 Support to help keep a community calendar current AND website migration to the colorado.gov website platform
Town of Bennett $5,000 Assistance to organize, scan and share public records via the Town's colorado.gov website
Town of De Beque $3,000 Contractor assistance to help with the Town's colorado.gov portal services
Town of Estes Park $5,900 Wi-fi service in Bond Park in the heart of Downtown (SIPA/DOLA Broadband Micro-Grant)
Town of Moffat $1,000 Assistance to help maintain and update the Town's Colorado.gov website
Town of Silt $5,000 Configuration of a general citizen portal to provide GIS information on parcels, zoning, land use, etc.
Town of Westcliffe $5,000 Upgrade to downtown wi-fi system (SIPA/DOLA Broadband Micro-Grant)
University of Colorado Boulder $6,500 Digitization, and public availability of the House and Senate Journals of the Colorado General Assembly dating back to 1861 AND free and open access to all House and Senate Journals between the years 1861 and 1997
University of Colorado Boulder $3,000 Scanning of historic Nell's maps of the State of Colorado published between 1880 and 1907 at high resolution, and making them available online