The Office of Civic Innovation and Technology has brought in over $13 million dollars in the past 7 years in grant dollars and in-kind funding, representing over 26 years of our entire current annual staff funding and budget.
This funding helps us fulfill our vision of preparing Louisville Metro for emerging technologies to ensure our entire community reaches its full potential.
Innovation Grant Funds
Grand Total: $13,589,568
$11,704,568 - includes Bloomberg Philanthropies, US Dept of Labor, Kauffman Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PNC Foundation, US Housing and Urban Development, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet from US DOT, Amazon Web Services, and JP Morgan Chase.
$1,885,000 - includes IBM, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Amazon Web Services, Stae, Smart Cities Council, and What Works Cities.
- Ted Smith, White House “Champion of Change” 2012
- IBM Smarter Cities Challenge winner 2013
- Ted Smith, Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” 2013
- Google “Get your Business Online” winner 2014
- American Lung Association “Lung Force Champion” award 2015
- Amazon AWS “City on a Cloud” Best Practices winner 2015 - $50,000
- RWJF Culture of Health prize winner 2016
- Center for Digital Government winner for louisvilleky.gov as one of top city websites 2016
- Center for Digital Government Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award winner for “City Government” 2016
- Top 10 City in Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey 2016
- Ed Blayney, Route Fifty Navigator Award winner for “Next Generation” category 2016
- Grace Simrall, State Scoop Top Women in Technology 2017
- Governing Magazine KY Digital Government Summit winner “Best IT Collaboration” for KentuckyWired project and “Best Smart City Applications” 2017
- Living Cities “Equipt among Best Cities for Good Government” 2017
- AWS “City on a Cloud”, Dream Big Category winner 2017 - $50,000
- Center for Digital Government 2nd place winner for Best Overall City Experience and special recognition for most Innovative city
- Granicus Digital Strategy Award winner 2017
- What Works Cities Silver Certification 2018
- Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge Champion City 2018
- Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge grant 2018
- Governing Magazine KY Digital Government Summit winner “Best Application Serving the Public” for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge proposal 2018
- Living Cities “Equipt to Innovate” top “Race Informed” city 2018
- Center for Digital Government 1st place winner for Best Overall City Government Experience 2018
- Stae Civic Sandbox 2019
- IDC Smart Cities Award Transportation Infrastructure Category for Waze WARP and OGC 2019
- What Works Cities Gold Certification for 2019 - External audit of our data practices: 100% in open data, data governance, and stakeholder engagement.