June OpenGov Grants heat up government data


Spring turns to summer and thoughts turn to cookouts, vacations at the beach and making government more transparent and accountable. Just before TransparencyCamp, Sunlight awarded three grants, and now we’re able to make those public. They are, in alphabetical order:

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. logo

+ A $10,000 grant to [Centro de los Derechos del Migrante](http://www.cdmigrante.org/) for its Recruitment Transparency Map project, to make government information (including that acquired though Freedom of Information Act requests) about labor recruitment and visa programs available to migrant laborers, who might otherwise be subject to fraud and abuse.Datasembly logo

+ [Datasembly](http://datasembly.com/), a grant of $10,000 to make a platform for aggregating and indexing the content of the world’s open data (including campaign finance data) to make it more discoverable and accessible.

MapStory logo

+ For the California GIS Data project of the [MapStory Foundation](http://mapstory.org/), a $10,000 grant, to use mapping to tell stories around human settlement by showing historical changes in counties and municipalities (using California as a pilot) and to test the quality of the data itself.

Sunlight Foundation has tried to make the application process as easy as practical, so be sure to apply! Our goal is to process all grants within two months, and we reply to all applicants. Interested? See the [OpenGov Grants](http://sunlightfoundation.com/about/grants/opengovgrants/) pages for more information and the online application.