Mike McGinn, Mayor
3/30/2011 3:27:00 PM
Delia Burke (206) 233-2751
D'Anne Mount (206) 233-8736
Workshops offered for technology grants
"Digital inclusion" grants available for community projects
SEATTLE - Grant funds are now available for Seattle organizations working to close the digital divide. The City of Seattle is offering grants up to $20,000 to support community education and engagement projects through the Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund. The application deadline is May 18, 2011.
The fund supports projects that reach technology underserved communities to address one or more of the following goals: 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.
The public is invited to attend grant information workshops on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Solid Ground, located at 1501 N. 45th Street, 98103, and on Monday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Douglass Truth Library located at 2300 Yesler Way, 98122. Workshops will cover the application process, grant requirements and what makes a successful application. The grant guidelines, application link and list of past projects are available at www.seattle.gov/tech/tmf .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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