We submitted CivicDashboards. It seems there are a lot of submissions from the BetaNYC community! Please heart us too!
On a side note, at the CfA Summit, had a hallway discussion with some Europe-based #civictech folks. Though they have a lot of government support for #opendata there, their main complaint is that there are not too many foundations/billionaires funding civictech projects in the EU, and the #opendata projects awarded there often go to NGOs and academia as a result (thus all the academically-oriented Semantic Web, Linked Open Data projects coming out of the EU).
On the flip side, it seems govt support for civictech/govtech is not as robust here in the US.
It seems that a lot of folks are chasing after the same funding organizations (1,207 NewsChallenge entries for instance).
I just wish govt can also earmark and set-aside more funds to support govtech/civictech innovation - experiments like NYCBigApps is a great start, but I think there are better sustainable, funding mechanisms for it.
I look at programs at the federal level like the SBIR program, where agencies set aside 3% of their R&D budget for small businesses & startups.
Per Wikipedia, the SBIR program awarded $2.5B last year, with $1B for DoD related projects. Over half the awards from the DoD are to firms with fewer than 25 people and a third to firms of fewer than 10. A fifth are minority or women-owned businesses. Historically a quarter of the companies receiving grants are receiving them for the first-time.
Could something like that be done at the local level? Could municipalities pool their resources and support an SBIR for Cities?