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"What IF" the city could fund your idea?


We want to hear from you!


How will you decide which projects get funded?


What kind of ideas will the Innovation Fund support?

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Do you have an idea that would make our City a better place? A way the City could save money, or generate new revenue? How about something that would save energy or save time? The City of Los Angeles has created its first-ever Innovation Fund (IF), and we want to hear from you. The $1 million fund is designed to provide one-time funds to City departments to test new ideas that could make the City work better. We expect to fund projects that haven’t been tried in LA before, that increase efficiency, improve the quality of life for Angelenos, and that are feasible and measurable. LA is the global capital of creativity – and we know that City employees and Commissioners have great ideas for how we could do our work better.

The City of Los Angeles Innovation and Performance Commission is dedicated to improving the responsiveness, efficiency, and quality of City services. The Commission makes recommendations on the use of the Innovation Fund and sponsors awards that recognize Innovation within the City. We provide the Mayor and the City Council with the benefit of private and public sector expertise in innovation, technology, and performance management.

*Open to current City of Los Angeles employees and City Commissioners only. Upon submission, all titles and rights, tangible or not, to and in your submitted materials and ideas shall vest exclusively in the City of Los Angeles.