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Open Challenges

A challenge is a problem-focused way for local governments to find vendor solutions. It allows vendors to tell the local government how they would meet the challenge, meaning better and more creative solutions as well as a streamlined submission process for young, diverse, and innovative startup companies.

2024 Gov Innovation Challenge & Pitchfest

2024 Gov Innovation Challenge & Pitchfest

Open

Use technology to improve the way governments support local entrepreneurs & residents

Past Challenges

37183-001

Pitchfest: Lower Barriers & Expand ADUs

Closed

The City of Raleigh is seeking solutions to reduce barriers and increase the supply of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).

24340-001

Streamlining MBE/WBE Registration, Notification and Reporting Processes

Closed

The City of Grand Rapids is seeking a solution that can streamline MBE/WBE registration, notification and reporting processes in order to ensure that local, minority- and women-owned businesses not only have a fair opportunity to compete for contracts, but can do so easily, intuitively and without significant administrative or financial burdens.

29820-001

Connect and improve processes and communication around services for the homeless population

Closed

CLV seeks to improve the communications loop between someone experiencing homelessness, the service provider and the potential landlord. A more effective and efficient means to connect persons needing housing with those who have housing available would relieve CLV staff of the burden of fruitless searches for eligible registrants.

17143-001

Ideas, data, and Information gathering toward a more thriving downtown

Closed

The city of Peoria is seeking solutions that can help us better understand the needs, gaps, and opportunities in our transition to a more lively downtown.

45-35890-001

Consolidated GIS information for Town's data

Closed

Residents, businesses, and staff have difficulty determining demographic information on addresses located within the Town limits and must rely heavily on several outside resources to pull information.

2938000-001

New Operating System to support administrative improvements for processing Land Bank Applications

Closed

The Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a solution to the application’s process, requirements, and responsibilities to acquiring and up-keeping of Land Bank property as a business or individual.

24031-001

Multifamily and Neighborhood EV Charging Program

Closed

Montgomery County is seeking a solution to make it easier for residents that live in multifamily buildings, common ownership communities, such as condominiums and townhomes, or neighborhoods without private garages and driveways to access affordable EV charging close to home.

06-72996-002

EV Charging Stations for City Fleet and Public

Closed

The City of South El Monte is reviewing the different types of electric charging station available in the market that will meet both the needs of the City’s transportation fleet, residents and visitors.

06-72996-001

Transition to Zero-Emission EV Vehicles

Closed

The City's Transportation Division is exploring how to best transition its vehicle fleet of buses, cars and vans from fossil fuel-powered to zero-emission electrical vehicles along with the installation of smart charging stations.

n/a

Customer Feedback and Process Improvement

Closed

There are two parts to this challenge: Gathering Feedback from Our Customers and a Friendly Process Mapping/Illustrations.

53-35940-001

Pedestrian and Bicycle trip counts citywide

Closed

The City is seeking a better method for counting the number of people walking and bicycling city-wide.

n/a

How to easily start a business in Pearland

Closed

Entrepreneurs face a myriad of challenges when starting a business, from government permits, real estate location, financing, and business counseling.

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