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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 ]

City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Grants provide more than connectivity

Findings suggest that Technology Matching Fund programs are making a real difference in closing the digital divide for Seattle residents.

City of Seattle Leverages Collaboration to Accelerate 5G Deployment

The City of Seattle is enabling higher capacity wireless networks in Seattle through interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration between the City and the cellular industry. The City has worked with our industry partners for over two years to accelerate the expansion of ultrafast fifth-generation (“5G”) wireless services throughout Seattle. According to… [ Keep reading ]

Applications process open for 2024 digital equity grants from the City of Seattle

The City of Seattle’s 2024 Digital Equity Grant cycle is now open for non-profits and community groups working to close the digital divide in our communities. Applications can be submitted starting at noon on Monday, September 18, 2023, through the City’s grant system, FLUXX portal. The 2024 digital equity grants… [ Keep reading ]

Applications to be accepted soon for 2024 digital equity grants; next funding round opens Mon. Sept. 18

Grant funding for organizations passionate about closing the digital divide in their community are eligible for one of the City’s digital equity grants. The next grant cycle opens Monday, September 18 at noon. Interested parties can learn more about the process tomorrow night at a virtual meeting at the City’s… [ Keep reading ]

Attend our Vendor Forum on Sept. 19

We will have knowledge experts in five categories We have more news about the upcoming 2023 Seattle IT Vendor Forum. It’s set to take place on Tuesday, September 19 at Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes conference room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll have a program to tell… [ Keep reading ]

Keep cool and stay safe with the City of Seattle Heat Safety webpage

Get tips and resources to stay safe and comfortable when the Seattle area experiences a heat wave.

LISTEN: Seattle IT’s Interim CTO Jim Loter talks AI on GeekWire podcast

It’s been a big year for artificial intelligence (AI) so far. After the research laboratory Open AI released a preview of the AI chatbot ChatGPT in November 2022, public familiarity with AI software began to rise sharply. Tech companies scrambled to capitalize on the moment. By the end of February 2023, Microsoft… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Tech Access Study hits a milestone with more than 4,000 Responders

Almost 4200 residents completed the City of Seattle’s recent Technology Access and Adoption community survey. Thank you to all those residents. Your voice matters! With their responses, we now have data to tell the story of how connected and technologically healthy we are as a community, and where challenges to… [ Keep reading ]

Everyone is invited to the second annual City of Seattle Juneteenth event 

On Monday, June 19, a tradition will continue with the 2nd annual Juneteenth event at Seward Park. It will be a celebration for City employees, their families, and all others who want to come and celebrate the official end of slavery in 1865. The gathering provides colleagues and the community… [ Keep reading ]