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Seattle awards funds to help close the digital divide
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council today approved funding for nine Technology Matching Fund projects totaling $138,000, which will be matched by community resources amounting to more than $344,000. This year’s awards mark the fourth year of the program. Since 1998, the city has contributed more than $750,000 in Technology Matching Funds to 51 projects, with community contributions totaling $1.6 million. More
The Technology Matching Fund was established to provide money to Seattle organizations and neighborhood groups for a broad array of citizen-driven technology literacy and access projects. Once a project is approved, the community's contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash will be "matched" by cash from the Technology Matching Fund. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis.
Basic Information is provided below; more detail is available in our application guide.
Applications are available online, at the Neighborhood Service Centers or by calling the downtown office of the Department of Information Technology.
WHO CAN APPLY?
A citywide organization is one with a majority of its members residing, or operating businesses, in Seattle and whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for a particular community of people in one neighborhood or citywide. Eligible citywide organizations must demonstrate a community base for the project.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
You can take a look at descriptions of the projects funded in 1999 and 2000. The idea of a Technology Matching Fund is new and somewhat different, so we have also compiled some examples to illustrate possible projects. The Neighborhood Matching Fund database also offers useful descriptions of completed Neighborhood Matching Fund projects. For technology projects, search for specific technologies (i.e. computers or video).
The application and guide are now available to download online. Other means of obtaining an application is to pick one up at a Neighborhood Service Center or from the Department of Information Technology downtown office. If you want one mailed to you, either send e-mail to either JoanE O'Brien or David Keyes or call 684-0600.
Note: The deadline for the 2001 Technology Matching Fund has passed. We will be posting the application for 2002 sometime in March, 2002 and deadline will be sometime near the end of May. The new application will be similar to the 2001 application, so feel free to take a look at that to help think about your project ideas for the next round.
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