10x provides start-up funding for new technology projects and products across government. It aims to uncover and elevate the most promising ideas from the Federal workforce. 10x is a program that lives within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS), and is managed by the Office of Products and Programs of the General Services Administration. TTS manages the Digital Services Fund. 10x starts their funding small and increase their investment as an idea matures into a sustainable project. 10x accepts ideas from Federal employees throughout the year. A few times a year, 10x collects all the ideas and evaluates them for funding. The most promising ideas proceed to Phase 1.
Challenge.gov allows Federal agencies to crowdsource ideas from the public and solves problems. The Challenge and Prize Toolkit joins the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit, launched in February 2016, as open innovation resources designed to help to engage the public. Browse the challenges on the site for topics. Register for an account to participate.
The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) is an innovative funding vehicle to give agencies additional ways to deliver services to the American public more quickly, better secure sensitive systems and data, and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently. It is not a free source of money. Approved projects receive incremental funding and technical expertise to ensure project success. The Technology Modernization Board, comprised of Government IT leaders representing proven expertise in technology, transformation, and operations, oversees the TMF. The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 authorized the TMF.
The Opportunity Project of the U.S. Census Bureau is a collaborative effort between government agencies, technology companies, and nongovernment organizations to translate into user-friendly tools to solve real world problems for families, communities, and businesses nationwide.