Micro-Grant Program


The Micro-Grant program is designed to connect citizens to government by putting more information and services online. 

Eligibility: Colorado state and local governments, special districts, K-12 and public colleges/universities. 

Micro-grants are not intended for laptops, tablets, scanners, other hardware products, operational maintenance, back office solutions, GIS database development. 

Since 2010, more than 175 grants and over $854,000 have been awarded to governments across the State.

SIPA’s Board of Directors would like to honor Commissioner Lew Gaiter for his service on the SIPA Board where he so graciously donated his time and made significant contributions because of his passion for local government and his drive to always be on the forefront of technology.  It is in his memory that we announce the availability of this grant for the 2018 Micro-Grant Award cycle. Commissioner Gaiter of Larimer County had a soul for his community and local government. He was appointed to the SIPA Board of Directors by Governor John Hickenlooper in 2015 to serve as the local government voice for the board. Lew was reappointed by the Governor in 2017 and served until his death in 2018.
Professional Services
Grant Amount
(less than or equal to)
Preferred Criteria
-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
-DNR Fishing App
-Parks and Rec App
-Interactive trail mapping
-Informational video
-Putting historical content online
-School programming
-Transparency projects
-Contact your
manager for more information


2018 Micro-Grant Timeline of Events

November 30, 2018: Grant applications open

January 18, 2019: Grant applications due by 5pm MST

January 19 - March 1, 2019: SIPA review period

March 4 - 8, 2019: SIPA will announce the 2018 grant awardees

April 16, 2019: Awards are given at the annual SIPA User Conference and Grant Ceremony

*Please contact Beth Justice with any questions: 720-409-5636 or beth@cosipa.gov*

Micro-Grant Award Ceremony 
Click here to view last years winning projects. 
Pictures of the MicroGrant Award Ceremony, April 2018