Technology Matching Fund

Seattle IT and the Community Technology Advisory Board are pleased to announce that 15 community-based projects are receiving Technology Matching Funds in 2018.  These projects will reach 6,000 residents from immigrant and refugee communities, seniors, at-risk youth, and people living with disabilities.  These residents will learn skills to increase parental engagement, improve job skills, increase computer literacy and ways to use technology to engage with the City and other institutions to impact change.

The Technology Matching Fund program is celebrating 20 years of supporting digital equity in Seattle.  $4.2 million has gone to support digital literacy to 302 projects through nonprofit and community based organizations since 1997.

The Technology Matching Fund provides funds for digital equity projects up to $50,000. City dollars are matched by the community's contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash.

The goals of the fund are to:

  • Increase access to free or low-cost broadband;
  • Empower residents with digital literacy skills; and
  • Ensure affordable, available and sufficient devices and technical support.

We seek collaborative projects that:

  • Strengthen community partnerships;
  • Leverage existing relationships, resources and expertise; and
  • Engage historically underserved or underrepresented communities.