King County Coronavirus Relief Fund - Digital Equity Grants - $25K or more

https://kingcounty.gov/.../exe.../equity-social-justice.aspx (Sept 22 deadline)


King County seeks applications from organizations who will be able to provide digital access through technology, internet connectivity, and/or digital literacy support to adults who are seniors, limited-English proficient, unemployed, or experiencing homelessness and who face barriers to accessing digital services. King County Council has allocated a total of $695,000 for this program. Ensuring equal access to the Internet for all residents, regardless of age, income, or ability will allow them to connect to important online resources. Increased digital access may take the form of assistance navigating online resources for health, economic, or other basic needs, providing technology for individuals to access the internet and online resources and services, and classes on digital and online literacy. Increasing access to these critical resources will help vulnerable King County residents recover from the health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19.

Applications must be received by 5pm, September 22, 2020. Applicants may request awards between $25,000 and $500,000, and awards will be determined based on the criteria defined in the full Request for Applications. All applications and inquiries must be sent directly to: digital.equity.grants@kingcounty.gov.


Microsoft – Digital Skills & Workforce Development Grants for Black- and African American-led Nonprofits – up to $100K/per year for 3 years aka.ms/community-skills-program (Sept 30 deadline)

Microsoft recently opened preliminary applications for the community skills program, part of its larger commitment to address racial injustice. The program will award up to 50 unrestricted, cash grants of up to $100,000 per year for three years to Black- and African American-led nonprofits that provide digital skills and workforce development to the Black and African American community. The program also includes support for leadership development and technology capacity building. Learn more and apply by Sep. 30th: aka.ms/community-skills-program