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Seattle Celebrates DATA Act Anniversary

Last week, City of Seattle staff joined leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to celebrate and reflect on the tenth anniversary of the federal Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act. This event was hosted by the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University for lawmakers, policy… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle awards community organizations funds to support digital equity needs

More than two dozen language groups to benefit from $545,000 in grant funds The City of Seattle is pleased to announce the annual Technology Matching Fund (TMF) award recipients for 2024. This year, 18 community organizations will receive $545,000 in Technology Matching Fund awards to provide digital equity programs and… [ Keep reading ]

Low-income internet support program at risk of losing federal funding. What you can do to help save the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit that helps qualifying low-income households pay for internet service and devices. Since its creation in January 2022, the ACP has grown to help over 22 million U.S. households (roughly one in six Americans) access the internet. More than 36,000 households in… [ 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 Seeks New Members to Serve on the Community Technology Advisory Board — Apply Now through November 30

The City of Seattle seeks volunteers to join the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB). The 10-member board and its committees help guide city strategies and investments in information and communications technology. CTAB members advise the Seattle Information Technology Department (Seattle IT), the Mayor, and City Council on a range of… [ Keep reading ]

Refurbished laptops find new life at Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle

In honor of Digital Inclusion Week, October 2-6, City of Seattle Digital Equity staff members partnered with InterConnection, a non-profit organization that refurbishes computers to help connect underserved individuals to vital technology, to give Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle laptops. These laptops will be used by community members for digital… [ 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 ]

Seattle Channel wins 5 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards 

NEWS RELEASE FROM SEATTLE CHANNEL  Seattle Channel recognized for storytelling in arts/entertainment, diversity equity inclusion, and more!  SEATTLE (June 5, 2023) Seattle Channel is the recipient of five Northwest Emmy Awards in the categories of arts/entertainment, business/consumer, diversity equity inclusion, human interest, and video essayist. The winning programs include an Art Zone… [ 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: , , , ,

Coming soon: 2023 Technology Matching Fund grant applications open Feb. 13

The City of Seattle’s annual digital equity grant application process is set to open Monday, February 13, 2023. This year, $545,000 is available for Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants. A minimum of $90,000 will be allocated to digital navigator projects. The grant application cycle will be open for non-profits and… [ Keep reading ]