Michigan is instituting a shared and partnered information, communications and technology (ICT) innovation management process. The management process is supported by a full range of innovation and technology management strategies, with an emphasis on an innovation network, open sourcing and establishing and sustaining a culture of innovation. Management support and administration of the fund is provided by the Investment Board and the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). The Board is comprised of John Nixon (Chair), Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget; David Behen, State of Michigan Chief Information Officer (CIO); Mike Finney, President and Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and Dr. David Mielke, Dean, Eastern Michigan University College of Business (2004-2012); and the Honorable Earl Poleski, Michigan House of Representatives.
We invite and welcome proposals from large and small organizations and provide assistance in clarifying our requirements and in refining proposals and completing applications. DTMB staff is available to assist in identifying issue and solution opportunities as well as with the development of proposals. Please contact us at your convenience.
It is our goal to partner with Michigan state government agencies, local government and not for profit sectors to identify, catalyze and implement innovative solutions which enable a more efficient and cost effective government for the benefit of the citizens of Michigan. Simply stated, we will consult on and invest in ideas that make State and local governments in Michigan more productive, providing greater value to citizens.
Purpose of the Fund: Improve the ICT resource allocation process, provide venture capital loans, as needed, for the development of new technology projects that otherwise would not receive funding, and support the modernization, redesign and transformation of government.
Goals of the Fund: Accelerate innovation; expand solution options; improve timeliness and flexibility; enhance cost effectiveness and savings; support a multi-year perspective; enhance interagency and cross-boundary cooperation; and provide agency incentives.
Priorities: The five priority areas for the fund are: innovations; enterprise level investments and infrastructure; multi-agency, transferable initiatives; cost effective or high performance ICT solutions; and alignment with the governor's government performance and redesign goals.
Eligibility: Eligible entities include Michigan state government agencies, local units of government, colleges and universities in this state, school districts, other public entities that provide public sector services, and not for profit organizations that provide public sector services, as determined by DTMB.
Proposal Awards and Limits: Awards are generally limited to a maximum of $250,000 for any one project. All inquiries are given consideration and assitance. Funding over $250,000 is available to: enterprise level, multi-agency initiatives; shared service projects with other levels of government or the private sector; and single agency/program efficiency improvements with significant ROI and re-payment ability.
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