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Public-Private Partnerships that make a difference: City of Seattle and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington

City of Seattle Technology Matching Fund (TMF) and Verizon team up with the Friendship Circle of Washington to provide digital skills training to developmentally disabled youth What do you get when the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF), Verizon, and the Friendship Circle of Washington work together to leverage… [ Keep reading ]

You’re invited to our virtual event! Digital Equity/Inequity in Seattle: Learning from 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study community research

Join us for a data discovery and discussion session as Seattle IT presents Digital Equity/Inequity in Seattle: Learning from 2024 Seattle Technology Access & Adoption Study presentation and discussion on Tuesday, May 21, from 3-4 p.m. with an optional extended conversation from 4-4:30 p.m. This virtual Webex event is an… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Named One of Nation’s Digital Inclusion Trailblazers

Seattle recognized as a “Visionary” in the Trailblazer program The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) named Seattle a 2023 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer, recognizing the City’s efforts to close the digital divide. As the pandemic demonstrated, digital inclusion – access to affordable high-speed internet, devices, and digital skills training – is… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Busy Digital Equity Fall Campaign

Closing the digital divide is challenging work. Connecting the unconnected requires more than just boxes and wires; it requires tailor-made planning to meet the community’s needs. The City of Seattle’s Digital Equity team has been working to meet those needs for over 25 years. In the past few months, they… [ Keep reading ]

Deadline coming for 2024 Digital Equity Grant application process; join the last virtual information session

The last virtual information session for the 2024 Digital Equity Grant application process will be held Thursday, November 2, from 5 – 6 p.m. Details on how to join the virtual session are below. Digital grant team members will review grant guidelines, applications, and review criteria. The final day to… [ Keep reading ]

$545,000 in technology grants awarded to community groups to support digital literacy 

The City of Seattle is awarding $545,000 in Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants as it continues its work to expand digital literacy and close the technology gap in our community. This year, 18 organizations will receive funding to support their projects. The community match contribution is valued at over $135,000… [ Keep reading ]

TMF Grant deadline extension: applications due by midnight, Monday, April 17, 2023 

Applications for the City’s Technology Matching Fund grants are now due by midnight on Monday, April 17, 2023. Technical issues earlier caused the application system to shut down for a few hours. The issue has been resolved. Applications will be accepted through the City’s FLUXX portal, https://seattle.fluxx.io/.   Applications submitted before… [ Keep reading ]

Technology Matching Fund Grant applications due by Monday, April 17

The City of Seattle’s annual digital equity grant application process is closing soon! Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grant applications are due by Monday, April 17. This year, $545,000 is available for TMF grants. A minimum of $90,000 will be allocated to digital navigator projects. Non-profits and community groups with projects… [ Keep reading ]

Every voice matters in the City of Seattle’s 2023 Technology Access Survey

If you had $1,000 or $10,000 to help the City of Seattle focus on digital equity, how would you spend it? Would you invest in helping people sign up for the federal internet discount, provide laptops, or offer skills training? Who would you give the funds to and how would… Filed Under: Digital Equity, FundingTagged With: , , , ,

City of Seattle announces Digital Equity Grant Funding Opportunities

2023 applications for digital equity grant opportunities from the City of Seattle are now open for organizations and community groups looking to help close the digital divide. This year, the City is offering $545,000 for qualifying projects with Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants. TMF grants of up to $45,000 will… [ Keep reading ]