City of Fort Collins awarded a Code for America 2020 Community Fellowship
- Hashim Mteuzi, Code for America Network Associate Director, 925-386-6202, aGFzaGltQGNvZGVmb3JhbWVyaWNhLm9yZw==
- Nina Bodenhamer, City Give Director, 970-481-4884, bmJvZGVuaGFtZXJAZmNnb3YuY29t
FORT COLLINS,CO – The City of Fort Collins has been selected by Code for America as a recipient of a 2020 Community Fellowship for the development of an online application for the City’s Digital Equity program.
The online application for the City’s soon-to-be launched Digital Equity program, an income-qualified reduced rate for internet services, will serve as a footprint for the future development of a single point of entry to all of the City’s income qualified programs.
Code for America’s Community Fellowship program will recruit and manage three local technologists to work in close collaboration with the City for nine months to develop the online application which will be available in English and Spanish.
“This partnership is another great example of how City government can foster innovation and transform the way we serve the public,” said Darin Atteberry, City of Fort Collins City Manager. “Code for America fellows will work with City staff and community partners to build this open data platform in a commitment to increase community equity.”
Fort Collins, CO is one of four locations nationwide selected for a Code for America Community Fellowship. Projects in Oakland, CA and Adams County, CO will address supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. A fourth Community Fellowship awarded to Santa Barbara, CA will seek to reduce recidivism and improve the quality of lives of justice-impacted residents.
Code for America has worked with more than 100 government agencies on projects to better serve communities & transform how they use technology. The primary purpose of the Community Fellowship program is to resource and train community members with project-related lived experience and partner them with their local government to more effectively address inequities in service delivery.
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