Grant funds now available to bridge the digital divide!

The City of Seattle Department of Information Technology is now accepting applications for the Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund.    Grants of up to $20,000 are available.  The deadline is Wednesday, May 18 at 5:00pm.   

The Technology Matching Fund provides funds for digital inclusion projects located in Seattle, serving Seattle residents.   The goals of the fund are 1) to increase technology literacy and access; 2) to provide residents with access to computers, the Internet and other information technology; and 3) to increase residents’ use of technology for community problem solving, civic engagement and community building. 

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:

Saturday, April 9th
Solid Ground
1501 N. 45th Street
Seattle 98103  
10:30am – 12:00pm

 Monday, April 11th
Douglass-Truth Branch Library
2300 Yesler Way
Seattle 98122  
10:30am – 12:00pm

Online Tech Help! 

A new online grant application tool will be introduced on April 5, 2011. Applicants who want help using the online application system may contact Delia Burke at delia.burke@seattle.gov or 206-233-2751 or drop in to the Garfield Community Center Technology Lab, 2323 East Cherry St., on Saturday, April 30, between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. for hands-on assistance.