Any interested municipalities looking to update their website and overall digital presence are invited to consider the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Digital Governance Enhancement Program. CONNECT and GSPIA are looking to connect 10 municipalities with talented graduate students for this Pilot Program. There will be a limit of 10 municipalities, with 7 of these slots being held for communities who self-identify as having limited digital resources. All these slots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Benefits of this program may include: a new website design with digitally fillable and submittable forms as well as online payment for fees, fines, bills, and other taxes; training for staff to use digital tools, including any created by this program; and assistance in creating an internship program to digitize existing records. Only programmatic parts that your municipality chooses to adopt will be completed.
This program will come at no additional cost to the participating municipality. Students will be applying for grant funding through public and private sources. Your municipality does not need to be a CONNECT community in order to participate. If you would like to learn more about this program or would like to participate, please email Bri Bovbjerg and Lydia Morin (contact info below).
Bri Bovbjerg Lydia Morin
Graduate Student Executive Director
School of Public and International Affairs CONNECT
University of Pittsburgh www.connect.pitt.edu