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Record No: Res 31919    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Technology Matching Fund program; requesting the Chief Technology Officer to set the program's guidelines, goals, project eligibility and selection criteria, and maximum grant awards, and to execute contracts and encumber funds in support of the program; approving the membership requirements of a review committee to recommend project selection under the program; and requesting the Chief Technology Officer to approve projects under the program after receiving recommendations from the review committee.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1, 3. Signed Resolution 31919, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Technology Matching Fund program; requesting the Chief Technology Officer to set the program's guidelines, goals, project eligibility and selection criteria, and maximum grant awards, and to execute contracts and encumber funds in support of the program; approving the membership requirements of a review committee to recommend project selection under the program; and requesting the Chief Technology Officer to approve projects under the program after receiving recommendations from the review committee.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") has determined that it is important to enable digital equity, foster broadband adoption, and provide digital opportunities for all Seattle residents, including sufficient access to electronic information, technology literacy, and the application of technology for civic engagement; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 29673 established a Technology Matching Fund program for such purposes; and
WHEREAS, the City's Technology Matching Fund program makes grants to eligible organizations that promote the City's digital equity goals in order to level the playing field for technology underserved populations; and
WHEREAS, the City's Technology Matching fund investments have made a significant impact on furthering digital equity in Seattle, with more than 340 community organizations having received over $5.4 million in funding and generating an additional $9 million in community-matched funds; and
WHEREAS, the City supports consistent and proven grant program structures and methodologies; and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes the importance of timely delivery of grant awards to community organizations; and
WHEREAS the City encourages collaboration with private-sector and non-profit philanthropic entities to increase funding and other resources to augment investment in our community-based digital equity programs; and
WHEREAS, the City believes that the Technology Matching...

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