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Technology Matching Fund

Grants to Seattle, Washington Nonprofits, Groups, Associations, and
CBOs to Increase Access to Technology for All Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Seattle Information Technology - Community Technology Program

Conf. Date:

12/07/19

Deadline Date:

01/13/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Matching grants of up to $25,000 to Seattle, Washington nonprofits, neighborhood groups, Parent-Teacher-Student Associations (PTSA), business groups, and other community-based organizations for digital equity projects. Funding is intended for projects that provide technology opportunities to all of Seattle's residents and communities – especially those who are historically underserved or underrepresented.

The fund seeks to support creative and collaborative approaches to providing digital opportunities. Priority will be given to projects that engage historically underserved or underrepresented communities and leverage existing relationships, resources and expertise.

The Technology Matching Fund aims to address gaps that exist in the following areas:

  • Connectivity: Increase access to free or low-cost broadband
  • Skills training: Empower residents with digital literacy skills
  • Devices and technical support: Ensure affordable, available and sufficient devices and technical support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151921

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000

Term of Contract:

Projects should start no earlier than May 2020 and must be completed within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Non-profit organizations
- Neighborhood groups
- Parent-Teacher-Student Associations (PTSA)
- Business groups
- Community-based organizations

Applications for school-based projects are eligible but must come from a Parent-Teacher-Student Association or community-based organization. The fund will support after-school or evening-based programs. Funds may not be used for in-school projects that do not engage the larger community in a meaningful way.

Not eligible:
- Individuals
- For-profit businesses
- Religious organizations
- Major institutions, government agencies, hospitals, universities, schools
- Political groups
- Organizations outside the City of Seattle

Non-eligible project expenses:
- Technology used by staff only
- An organization’s operating expenses not directly related to the funded project
- Expenditures or financial commitments made before the organization is under contract with the City of Seattle
- Out-of-city travel expenses, or any lodging/hotel expenses
- Pay for private transportation expenses, including mileage, gas, insurance, car rentals, etc.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attend a grant information session.

Future sessions:

Friday, Nov 22, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Northgate Branch Library
10548 5th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125

Saturday, Dec 7th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rainier Beach Branch Library
9125 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

Pre-Application Information:

Apply online: http://webgrants.seattle.gov/index.do

Timeline:
- The application deadline: Monday, January 13th at 5:00 PM
- Award notification: Mid march 2020

Applicants must register online with City of Seattle Web grants prior to applying. Registration can take a few days. https://webgrants.seattle.gov/index.do

The total match must equal at least half of the funding request. For more information, see http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SeattleIT/DigitalEngagement/TMF/2020%20Technology%20Matching%20Fund%20Guidelines.pdf#page=7.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please contact staff early to discuss your project idea!
Delia Burke: (206) 233-2751, delia.burke@seattle.gov
Vicky Yuki: (206) 233-7877, vicky.yuki@seattle.gov
David Keyes: (206) 386-9759, david.keyes@seattle.gov

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave
Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-684-0600

Mailing address:
Seattle Information Technology
Department of Information Technology
PO Box 94709
Seattle, WA 98124-4709

communitytechnology@seattle.gov

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