Up To $20K In Tech Grants for Community, Engagement Projects

The City of Seattle is offering grants to support community education and engagement projects through the Technology Matching Fund. Grants of up to $20,000 are available. The deadline is Tuesday, April 3.

The fund supports Technology Literacy & Access and Civic Engagement projects that reach technology underserved communities, thereby increasing, “digital inclusion.” The City’s goals are to:

  • Technology Literacy and Access:
    • Empower technology underserved communities so that all residents have the technology skills necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services;
    • Increase technology literacy;
    • Increase access to computers, the Internet, and other information technology; and
    • Increase the creation of relevant online content.
  • Civic Engagement:
    • Engage individuals not usually involved in the civic process; and
    • Increase residents’ use of technology for civic engagement and community building by integrating technology tools into activities to increase awareness of community issues, to increase community problem solving and to increase interaction with government.

You are invited to attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the application process, grant requirements, and what makes a successful application. Interpretation services will be provided for you upon request.

Grant Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, March 1
    • Solid Ground
    • 1501 N 45th St, Seattle, 98103
    • 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon
  • Saturday, March 3
    • Delridge Community Center
    • 4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, 98122
    • 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

The City will be accepting applications after February 29 through our online grants management tool. The grant guidelines and application link are available at http://www.seattle.gov/tech/tmf.

For help with the Technology Fund application contact Delia Burke, Technology Matching Fund Manager by phone at 206-233-2751, and by email at  delia.burke@seatttle.gov.  Also check the department’s website http://www.seattle.gov/tech.

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