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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 ]

Slow Broadband for Low Income, Map Doesn’t Tell Full Story

The federal broadband map is a start at showing broad gaps in coverage, but is far from telling the story of real speed, cost, actual service availability and upload capacity. A study published by the The Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communications raises a significant issues of “Do Low-Income Households Get Slow Broadband by Design?”

Join CTO at City Business Casual

CTO to join Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Chamber’s Phil Bussey at City Business Casual this month

Mobile Computer Training for Refugees from Burma

Starting in Jan, 2011, the Coalition of Refugees from Burma’s Mobile Computer Literacy Training team began delivering computer literacy training to newly arrived refugees from Burma in languages understood by refugees. The CRB  provides weekly computer literacy training. Three hour long computer literacy classes are held in Tukwila on Saturdays… [ Keep reading ]