A committee made up of Seattle residents from the City's Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) will review your application. They will rate your proposal using the following set of selection criteria. Review this criteria to help create a strong application. The committee will then select finalists to be invited to an interview. This step helps the review committee learn more about the projects and clarify any questions they may have. After all the interviews, award decisions will be made.
These criteria will be used to evaluate your project proposal. Your application will be given points for how well it meets each of these criteria. The range of possible points (i.e., 0 - 20 points) is indicated for each. The maximum possible rating is 100.
Meets Program Goals (20 points)
Value will be given to projects which reach technology underserved residents and to how well the project meets one of these program goals:
- Technology literacy and access: The project will clearly increase access to technology and/or increase literacy
- Civic engagement: The project will effectively utilize information and communications technology to increase resident participation in solving community problems.
Budget (20 points)
- The proposed budget is realistic and well planned.
- The numbers add up correctly.
- Your cost estimates are researched and reflect market prices.
- The budget narrative clearly explains your proposed expenses.
- You identify how you will meet the minimum match requirement.
- You show that you have the resources to implement the project successfully.
- You use the Excel spreadsheet budget template.
Project Clarity (20 points)
- You list three (3) well-defined project goals.
- You show that project activities are well planned and ready to implement.
- You are clear about what technology will be used for this project and that it is appropriate to the goal(s) of the project.
- You have a clear plan for technology support, recruiting participants, marketing products and/or services, and increasing community support.
- You include a detailed project timeline.
- If your project will continue beyond the length of the grant, you demonstate that you have the capacity to ensure its long term success.
Community Participation (15 points)
- Your proposed activities use partnerships to leverage community resources, increase the projectís impact and effectiveness, and provide necessary expertise.
- You document community support for the project and involve the target community in planning the project.
- The project provides opportunities for community involvement.
Community Benefit (15 points)
- Your project addresses a recognized community need with a viable, creative solution.
- Your project will result in a product, service or benefit that has lasting positive community impact.
- Your project expands and/or strengthens your organization's program capacities beyond the term of the grant.
Evaluation (10 points)