Program History

 The Technology Matching Fund program was established in 1997 to support the community's efforts to close the digital divide and encourage a technology-healthy city. It  provides grants where the community's contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash is matched by the Technology Matching Fund.

This program is administered by the Community Technology Program of the City's Department of Information Technology and is funded with cable franchise fees. 

A total of $4,220,832 has been awarded to 302 projects between 1998 and 2016.

The Fund honors the memory of Bill Wright, a Central District community leader who embodied the City's goal of creating digital opportunity for all and using technology tools to build strong neighborhoods.