Interested in obtaining a grant for a neighborhood project?

We know that many of you have project ideas in mind for your neighborhood, but could use help with funding.

We received word this week about 2 upcoming grant workshops – one tomorrow Thursday (1/30), one in early February – for the Technology Matching Fund grants with are offered by the Seattle Department of Information Technology (DoIT).  The City of Seattle is accepting applications for matching grants of up to $20,000 per project to increase technology literacy or use of technology tools for civic engagement for Seattle residents.  The deadline to apply is March 12thThe two free grant workshops will each cover the same information: grant basics, how to apply, grant requirements and what makes a successful application.

Workshop details:

            Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m.,
            2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle

            Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 – 7:30p.m.,
            Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle

This program encourages “community based civic engagement projects that build the digital skills of our residents, raise awareness of city resources online and use the internet, social media and/or mobile devices for community engagement and interaction with government”.  Visit www.seattle.gov/tech/tmf for additional details.

If the project you have in mind does not meet the qualification guidelines above, the Department of Neighborhoods also offers several other types of Neighborhood Matching Funds grants (Small Sparks, Small and Simple, and Large Projects). As we noted recently, they have a deadline for the Small and Simple grants coming up on February 3rd. You can find a schedule of their other deadlines here.

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