Application Deadline: Rolling.
The Innovation Catalyst Grant Program is designed to assist governments with designing, building, and deploying innovative tech-and-science-driven solutions to public challenges. The goal of the program is to accelerate applying cloud and contemporary technology and science to real-world challenges to empower governments to use data and science to innovate.
Winners of the Innovation Catalyst Grant Program partnership awards will receive full-service project management, technical, and scientific support to empower them to approach solving the public problem with which they are most familiar, with the aid of contemporary technologies with which they may not be familiar.
Grantees of the Innovation Catalyst Grant Program will work closely with RIPL to define and implement programmatic proposals that meet the goals of this Solicitation. RIPL will work with its partners to assume primary responsibility for successfully developing and deploying the envisioned product(s) and/or solution(s). This support includes but is not limited to:
Award values will vary based on the scoped work as described in the initial grant award MOU and the proposed solution(s); however, the estimated value of an Innovation Catalyst Grant Program award is between one and two million dollars. Award values are subject to funding available to RIPL.
The Lead Applicant is the organization that wins an Innovation Catalyst Grant Program partnership award. The Lead Applicant may be any of the following kind of organizations:
Awards are made on a rolling basis and are scoped in project MOUs. These are often accompanied by a Data Use Agreement.
Final approval for each award shall be determined by the Chief Executive Officer of RIPL, based on the recommendations of the Review Committee. Upon request, RIPL will provide feedback on proposals that are not awarded grants.
Proposals must be submitted with all required completed elements, including:
A full .pdf copy of the solicitation for the Innovation Catalyst grant proposals, including detailed information about proposal evaluation criteria and the required components of the application can be downloaded here to assist organizations in preparation of their application.
For more information regarding RIPL’s grant programs, please reach out to [email protected].