2017 Recipients

The Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is pleased to announce the awardees of its 2017 Micro-Grants. SIPA received 47 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 awarded grant projects will further SIPA’s mission to assist governmental entities to place more information, products and services online. 

Congratulations to our 2017 awardees and thanks to all of our applicants!


Organization Amount Purpose
Thunderbird Water & Sanitation District $1,000

To rebuild and enhance your website

City of Westminster $6,500 To provide keyword - searchable access to a portion of the Westminster Window newspaper dating back to 1947
City of Grand Junction $6,000 To develop an interactive web-based application that will provide information about Parks and Recreation activities, track locations most used, and assess an increase in physical activity
Grandview Estates Rural Water Conservation District


To create a website to inform your community
City of Yuma $6,500 For assistance in migrating your current website to a Colorado.gov platform, giving visitors the opportunity to access information that is clear, concise and engaging
Department of Natural Resources $6,000 To contract with a UI/UX consultant to improve your website and content
Department of Natural Resources


To fund a web content intern to improve content based on web user data from Google Analytics that indicates that users aren't currently navigating the current site well
Department of Law $6,500 For assistance to migrate COAG websites to the Colorado.gov platform
Town of Moffat $1,000 To build your website so that citizens, guests, and neighboring communities can have communication, information, and transparency in Moffat
West Custer County Library District $3,024 To annotate local or oral histories and make them available to the public via online access
Arriba-Flagler Consolidated School District 20 $6,500 To enhance the school district's website to provide online access to common district documents using online forms and Google Drive
City of Durango $2,500 For 24/7 live streaming DGOV video service, replacing YouTube streaming
Colorado Department of Public Safety $6,000 To assist the center in creating and making available a statewide educational curriculum on juvenile sexting prevention
Department of Natural Resources $4,000 For website updates and redesign to make the data, models and information more accessible to your users
Office of Economic Development and International Trade $4,000 To implement and customize the transaction module in your Salesforce based Community Grants System
Mosca-Hooper Conservation District $2,000 To increase website functionality and usefulness for end-users
City of Manitou Springs $6,500 To upgrade the city's website in order to increase economic and social vitality
Clear Creek Metro Recreation District $5,000 To implement a new SIPA website
City of Woodland Park $1,938 For digital conversion of 12 historic City record books, including indexing, to make records available to the public
Adams State University Alamosa $6,500 For preservation of, and access to, deteriorating historic newspapers that are currently only available on microfilm
History Colorado $6,500 To create publicly accessible database records, establish searchable inventories, and enable location tracking, providing digital access to thousands of archaeological artifacts from Colorado
Town of Wiggins $1,800 To electronically scan all of the Town's historical plat maps and design plans into a digital format
Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District $6,500 To assist with the updating and migration of our website to Colorado.gov where we hope to provide interactive District information to members and the general public
Lyons Regional Library District $5,000 To support staffing and promo materials for "Tech Tuesdays" outreach and education program to drive more usage of the Library's online resources (on-site and remote)
Department of Personnel and Administration $6,500 To digitize rolls of microfilm containing Denver County birth records from 1868-1963, so that all pre-1918 records can be made available online
Department of Regulatory Agencies $6,500 To provide greater transparency on health insurance filings, leading to increased engagement by consumers by making it easier to find, research and comment on filings
Clear Creek County Library District $3,000 To digitize and provide online access to the Colorado Miner (1867-1894), a Georgetown newspaper important to both county and state history
Clear Creek Metro Recreation District $2,750 To contract for professional services to develop a custom application for recreation services
Lake County $3,500 To purchase a Rapid Tag printer and Salamander Live user licenses for critical incident management and accountability
City of Glenwood Spring $5,000 To implement CivicClerk, an online agenda management system, to will help council better engage with our citizens
Colorado Department of Human Services $6,500 To build a single custom homepage for the new OBH online Licensing and Designation Database (LADDERS) to support the entry point for external users