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City of Seattle Seeks New Members to Serve on the Community Technology Advisory Board — Apply Now

The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to join the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The ten-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in information and communications technology. CTAB members advise Seattle’s Information Technology department, the Mayor, and City Council on a range of issues,… [ Keep reading ]

YWCA Works is using a loan to own program to close the digital divide

YWCA Works serves the White Center community with programs designed to improve disparities in income. Now, as a recipient of a 2022 Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grant from the City of Seattle, they will be able to address an inequity that opened up during the pandemic when so much of… [ Keep reading ]

Online resources for Seattle residents

As part of National Digital Inclusion Week, running October 3-7, the City of Seattle is a participating agency helping to spread awareness, recognition, and celebration of digital inclusion and access. The City of Seattle has been supporting digital equity work since 1997. Over the years, as technology has evolved, so… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Inclusion Week and the power of imagination

“Our imagination,” concluded Burton, “is a trigger for manifestation.” In a recent interview, Levar Burton spoke about the power of imagination. “There was some kid who grew up watching Star Trek like I did, and that kid saw all those scenes of Kirk reaching to his hip and pulling out… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Named a 2022 ‘Digital Inclusion Trailblazer’

Seattle Meets All Six Criteria to Be Named ‘Trailblazer’ for the Sixth Time On Monday, August 22, Seattle was named a 2022 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). The city made the list for the sixth time due to its leadership in digital equity. Seattle is one of 32 government agencies to receive… [ Keep reading ]

Family Digital Navigators help Yesler Residents Thrive with Technology

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI) created a Family Digital Navigators Program that hired and trained local students to help the Yesler community progress towards digital equity. The MMRTI Navigators work closely with Yesler residents to help them better learn and… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Equity Grants Due in This Week

Welcome to the last part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Reminder and Recap: Two Weeks Left Until Applications Are Due

City of Seattle announces Digital Equity Grant Funding Opportunities

$620,000 available in Technology Matching Fund Grants; creation of Digital Navigator Cohort Grant increases funds for communities The City of Seattle is pleased to announce more digital equity funding opportunities for non-profits who work to close the digital divide in our community. Applications are now being accepted for the 2022… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund Application Process

Welcome to the third part of the Technology Matching Fund & Digital Navigator Cohort Grant blog series! In this series, Seattle IT will be covering the Technology Matching Fund and Digital Network Cohort Grant which is a project to build onto Seattle’s Digital Equity Statement and how qualifying non-profits can… [ Keep reading ]