Since 2010, more than 145 grants and over $713,000 have been awarded to governments across the State.
Micro-Grant funding are for projects that support SIPA's mission of providing innovative resident access through online and mobile technologies like the City of Arvada's cityDocs partially funded through SIPA's 2016 micro-grant program. In 2017, special consideration will be given to transparency projects. Grant funds range from $1,000-$6,500. Please see additional eligibility requirements and FAQs here.
Micro-grants are not intended for laptops, tablets, scanners, other hardware products, operational maintenance, back office solutions, GIS database development or any solutions SIPA offers in its current portfolio.
Broadband Micro-Grants: In partnership with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), SIPA will award three DOLA broadband micro-grants. Please contact your DOLA regional manager to learn more and apply (you do not need to complete SIPA's "apply for a grant" application to be considered).
2017 Micro-Grant Tentative Timeline of Events
December 1, 2017: Grant applications open
January 19, 2018: Grant applications due by 5pm MST
January 20 - March 2, 2018: SIPA review period
March 5 - 9, 2018: SIPA will announce the 2017 grant awardees
April 24, 2018: Awards are given at the annual SIPA User Conference and Grant Ceremony