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Seattle has new public access TV manager

  Seattle Community College District VI (SCCD) has been selected as the new designated access manager for Seattle public access television.  On July 1, 2011, the SCCD began broadcast of the public access television signal [channels Comcast 77 and Broadstripe 23].  They will also conduct all related public access television… [ Keep reading ]

Grant available to engage communities & neighborhoods using online technology!

Background The Online Boost Project was developed in response to what we learned from the Seattle Communities Online assessment and presentations at Neighborhood District Council and community group meetings. Neighborhood groups want to build their capacity to do effective outreach online, maintain their content, foster online engagement and use City… [ Keep reading ]

TMF Success Stories: North Seattle Family Center

This post is the third in a series of “TMF Success Stories,” featuring updates on Technology Matching Fund recipients. The North Seattle Family Center (NSFC), one of the locations of the Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW), is home to the only computer lab in Lake City offering free computer classes. Meeting this responsibility head-on, […]

TMF Success Stories: Wallingford Community Senior Center

This post is the second in a series of “TMF Success Stories,” featuring updates on Technology Matching Fund recipients. Overview A little over a year ago, the Wallingford Community Senior Center was suffering financially and about to close its doors. The economic downturn led to a lack of funding for programming, and the WCSC was […]

Online Grant Help Drop-In Session

Attend a free drop-in help session this Saturday to learn how to use the City’s online grants management tool for the Technology Matching Fund and Neighborhood Matching Funds. The session will be held Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Garfield Community Center Computer Lab, located at 2323 E… [ Keep reading ]

Workshops offered for technology grants

“Digital inclusion” grants available for community projects SEATTLE – Grant funds are now available for Seattle organizations working to close the digital divide. The City of Seattle is offering grants up to $20,000 to support community education and engagement projects through the Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund. The application deadline… [ Keep reading ]

City issues RFP for public access TV provider

The City of Seattle is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to operate the City of Seattle’s Public Access Cable Television Channel and to provide related community digital media production services. Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) posted at http://www.seattle.gov/doit/vendor.htm. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2011, at… [ Keep reading ]

Questionnaire will guide decisions for Aging and Disability Services

Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is seeking community input to guide their funding priorities. Residents of all ages, and especially people age 60+, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers, are invited to complete an online questionnaire, which is posted at the ADS website, www.agingkingcounty.org. For more information about the Area… [ Keep reading ]

Japan earthquake and tsunami response

In response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami, we’ve assembled some links to help families find relatives and friends in Japan, as well as links for relief information and sources for up-to-date information. You can find these at http://www.seattle.gov/html/citizen/japanrelief.htm.

Code for America: Fellows are gone, but still working hard

Our three Code for America fellows finished up their on-the-ground research here in Seattle and are settling back in at CfA’s San Francisco headquarters.  During the month of February, Chach Sikes, Alan Palazzolo, and Anna Bloom  completed over 60 interviews with civic leaders, City staff, and community members.  They worked… [ Keep reading ]