ACCESS NYC Is Named “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge” Winner
NYC Opportunity’s ACCESS NYC was named a winner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. The competition has for the past six years recognized government initiatives that use the cloud to innovate and improve the quality of life for citizens. This year’s contest included categories for constituent services, solving persistent problems, sustainability, and equity. ACCESS NYC won in the constituent services category.
ACCESS NYC is a “ front door to public benefits” for New Yorkers, helping them to screen for, identify, screen, and prepare to apply for more than 30 different Federal, State, and City benefits through a central website optimized for mobile devices. By using modern, inter-operable cloud technologies and open-source tools, the City is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing fees, and the product can be more easily maintained and responsive to policy and program changes.
Read more about the award: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/announcing-the-2019-aws-city-on-a-cloud-innovation-challenge-winners/.