Working on a Civic Tech Project? — Apply To Code For SF’s Project Investment Fund

 |   Bay Area Staff

Calling coders working on civic tech projects! If you’re working on a project and are organized through Code for San Francisco, apply today for financial support to help move your project forward.

Microsoft has partnered with Code for SF on something new — Project Investment Fund — to help projects reach their milestones. We’ll be giving $2,000 to eligible projects to spend on anything they need to build stronger solutions, whether that’s web hosting, training, data processing, user testing, travel costs… you name it!

Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of one representative from Microsoft, one representative from the civic tech community in San Francisco, and one representative from the City of San Francisco. The panel will award grants to applications that best incorporate the following characteristics:

  • Scalability to other cities
  • Ability to address identified civic needs and how those needs have been identified
  • Clear plan for sustainability
  • Incorporation of open data
  • Significant user research has been conducted or the project has a user research plan incorporating best practices
  • Roadmap includes accessibility or inclusivity
  • Community / user engagement or a clear plan to do so

Interested? Applications for round one are due March 8. Keep your eyes open for the next round, to be announced later this year. Applications for the program will be accepted three times a year.

Apply here, and follow this application template as a guideline. For more information, here’s the full project overview. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Code for SF core team at team@codeforsanfrancisco.org.

Microsoft is proud to have long been a key sponsor for Code for San Francisco. We look forward to seeing where our latest partnership leads and are thrilled to help promote entrepreneurship and civic tech in the city. 

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