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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.

What does Digital Inclusion Week mean to me?

October 2-6 marks Digital Inclusion Week, a dedicated week to ensure that technology is not only a privilege but a fundamental right accessible to all. For me, Digital Inclusion Week symbolizes a collective effort to bridge the digital divide and ensure that no one is left behind in this ever-evolving… [ 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 ]

A transparent look into Seattle’s digital accessibility practices  

The Seattle.gov website is the gateway to digital interactions with the City of Seattle. The Digital Engagement Team developed the website’s About Our Digital Properties section to provide transparency into City practices. We display analytics about the website and explain the City’s approach to all public-facing web applications. The goal… [ 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 ]

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: , , , ,

City of Seattle announces Digital Equity Grant Funding Opportunities

2023 applications for digital equity grant opportunities from the City of Seattle are now open for organizations and community groups looking to help close the digital divide. This year, the City is offering $545,000 for qualifying projects with Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grants. TMF grants of up to $45,000 will… [ Keep reading ]

YWCA Works is using a loan to own program to close the digital divide

YWCA Works serves the White Center community with programs designed to improve disparities in income. Now, as a recipient of a 2022 Technology Matching Fund (TMF) grant from the City of Seattle, they will be able to address an inequity that opened up during the pandemic when so much of… [ Keep reading ]

Online resources for Seattle residents

As part of National Digital Inclusion Week, running October 3-7, the City of Seattle is a participating agency helping to spread awareness, recognition, and celebration of digital inclusion and access. The City of Seattle has been supporting digital equity work since 1997. Over the years, as technology has evolved, so… [ Keep reading ]

Digital Inclusion Week and the power of imagination

“Our imagination,” concluded Burton, “is a trigger for manifestation.” In a recent interview, Levar Burton spoke about the power of imagination. “There was some kid who grew up watching Star Trek like I did, and that kid saw all those scenes of Kirk reaching to his hip and pulling out… [ Keep reading ]