Government that works in the 21st Century

Local governments are changing. Forward-thinking municipalities are embracing technology to make our cities better for everyone. Innovative government staff are sharing resources, best practices, and collaborating on common problems. Code for America provides a broad range of resources, programs and services to support and advance civic innovation.

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for Governments

Code for America partners with 6-10 local governments each year to develop innovative digital approaches to delivering key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice. Applications for the 2016 fellowship partnership are now closed. Click below to learn about becoming a 2017 partner.

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for Technologists

Each year we invite 18-30 experienced technologists who want to apply their skills for the public good into the fellowship program. The fellows enter a year-long partnership with a local government to develop digital tools that help governments deliver key services. Applications for 2016 are now closed, but fill out the interest form below to stay in touch.

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Resource Library

Access a wide variety of materials on civic technology and innovation, from videos and slide decks to how-to guides and more.


We believe that there are 21st Century practices that governments should embrace to foster a culture of innovative problem-solving and improved collaboration.

2015 Partners

Our 2015 fellows are working with eight cities across the nation. Follow their progress and gain insight into our approach.

Featured Members

  • Susan Christophersen

    Senior Web Administrator, Boulder County Colorado

    Susan (@ceedrive) has more than 15 years of experience in technical project management, planning, and strategy in both non-profit and local government organizations. With a background in information technology, the web, and journalism, Susan communicates with both technical and non-technical users to build connections outside of usual silos.


  • Becki Ames

    Outgoing Chief of Staff, Long Beach Calif.

    Becki (@beckiames) began her career with work on numerous state and national political campaigns before spending nearly a decade as a staffer in the California Legislature. Becki served as the Chief of Staff for Mayor Bob Foster for the past eight years.


  • Joy Bonaguro

    Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco Cafli.

    Joy (@DataSF) works at the nexus of public policy, analysis, and technology – from open government, health IT, and transportation to cyber security and privacy. She was recently appointed the Chief Data Officer for the City of San Francisco.


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