The City of Seattle’s new Online Boost Project is designed to help neighborhood groups do more effective online outreach and foster online engagement. The OBP is looking for 15 projects that will receive up to $1,000 in matching funds, and will get training from social media experts through workshops.
From the press release:
The Online Boost Project is designed to enhance skills and proficiency on the use of online resources for community groups with workshops, mentorship and seed funding to implement and/or increase their web presence. In coordination with the Seattle Communities Online initiative, we are seeking opportunities to enhance:
- Increased awareness of community issues;
- Increased community participation in problem solving; and
- Increased interaction with government.
Online Boost grantees will have access to:
- Up to $1000 mini-grants for a quick, specific project to be completed within 3 months.
- Workshop (required in order to receive funding) where participants would leave the workshop knowing what resources are out there, what their plan of action will be, and how to go about implementing.
- Mentorship and networking opportunities
Deadline to apply is July 12. Applicants must register ahead of time in order to access the online application. If you have already registered for another grant with the City, you can log in with your user ID and password and select “Funding Opportunities” and then “Online Boost Grant.”