Innovate Your State Grant
for OpenGov Financial Analysis Platform Fee Reimbursement
Innovate Your State, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging public participation to fundamentally improve government, is offering up to a total of $500,000 in the form of grant reimbursements to California county governments that purchase the OpenGov financial analysis platform.
Subject to the limitations below, the first California counties that purchase a subscription to the OpenGov financial analysis platform and complete the reimbursement grant application will be eligible for a reimbursement grant from Innovate Your State for the first year of service.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the reimbursement process work?
If you are a California county that qualifies for reimbursement, your OpenGov account executive will provide a reimbursement grant application. The application must be completed and emailed with proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “OpenGov Reimbursement.” Innovate Your State will review the application and notify the county via email if it has been granted the reimbursement. Counties that are granted a reimbursement will then be required to submit a survey with feedback on the platform by a specified date.
What California counties are eligible for reimbursement?
California counties that purchase or upgrade to the latest OpenGov financial analysis platform between June 24, 2015 and June 30, 2016 and submit a completed reimbursement grant application within 60 days of purchasing the OpenGov service will be eligible for a reimbursement grant.
What about counties that already have OpenGov?
Several counties in California have been some of OpenGov’s earliest partners and valued customers - OpenGov will continue working with them, and they are eligible to use the grant to upgrade to the latest developments on the platform.
What happens after the grant? Will subsequent years be covered?
The reimbursement grant from Innovate Your State will cover the cost of the first year of service of the OpenGov financial analysis platform for approved counties. Counties will be required to assume responsibility of payment for any additional costs or subsequent years of service, or they may discontinue service if desired.
How long is the reimbursement offer open?
The reimbursement offer for eligible counties is available until the $500,000 aggregate limit on reimbursement grants is claimed/awarded or until June 30, 2016, whichever is earlier. Given the nature of the offer and the OpenGov financial analysis platform's popularity, the limited funds available for reimbursement grants are expected to be claimed quickly.
What is the deadline for submitting the reimbursement grant form?
The reimbursement grant application and proof of purchase must be submitted to Innovate Your State within 60 days of purchase of the OpenGov financial analysis platform. Applications received after the offer closes on June 30, 2016 will not be eligible for reimbursement, regardless of the date of purchase.
Who should I contact if I have questions about the reimbursement grant form?
You can contact Innovate Your State by email email@example.com for questions about the reimbursement grant application.
Who should I contact if I have questions about OpenGov?
If you are a California government official interested in learning more about the OpenGov financial analysis platform, please contact OpenGov and an account executive will reach out.
How long does it take to develop an OpenGov site?
Because OpenGov is delivered as “software-as-a-service,” the on-boarding process can take just a matter of weeks once you have supplied OpenGov with your financial data. The OpenGov Customer Success team of former government finance professionals manages the implementation process for every government to help with training and ensure success.
How many counties already use OpenGov in California?
A dozen leading counties in California already use the OpenGov financial analysis platform.
What is OpenGov and how do governments and citizens benefit?
OpenGov transforms the way governments analyze, share, and compare financial information. With more than 300 government customers across 39 states, OpenGov is the market leader in cloud-based financial transparency and reporting for government. The OpenGov financial analysis platform visualizes complex financial data in intuitive, interactive reports that make it easy to see how taxpayer money is collected and spent. With OpenGov technology, governments collaborate more effectively through the budgeting process, make smarter data-driven decisions, and build trust through greater transparency. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, OpenGov works with leading governments including Minneapolis, New Haven, and Beaufort, SC. Learn more at www.opengov.com.
What is Innovate Your State?
Innovate Your State is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging public participation to fundamentally improve government. Innovate Your State believes that through innovation and collaboration we can find solutions to the governance challenges we face today. Innovate Your State hosts a series of projects to improve government, with the first project starting in California with the Fix California Challenge. More information about the organization can be found in the About Us section and more information about the challenge can be found at fixcal.org.