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Seattle residents technology study points to progress and remaining digital divide

The City of Seattle has released the Technology Access and Adoption Study thanks to the input of over 4,600 Seattle residents. The study, conducted every five years, provides valuable data and insight on internet access and use, devices, digital skills, civic participation, training needs, and safety and security concerns. Results… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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.

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 ]

Digital equity funding brings an extra hand to Seattle IT

The City of Seattle has been working to close the digital divide for more than 25 years. So, when the Workforce Development Council (WDC) received nearly a million dollars in funding from the Washington Department of Commerce to help bridge the digital equity gap, a partnership with the City came… [ Keep reading ]

Key Digital Equity Resolutions Passed by US Conference of Mayors

By Jim Loter, Interim Chief Technology Officer, Seattle Information Technology At the 91st meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Columbus, Ohio, last weekend, Mayor Bruce Harrell’s Technology and Innovation Committee approved a number of important resolutions that were adopted by the organization. Two of these resolutions are… [ 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 ]