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ICANN Calls for EOI to Provide Internet Access During Emergencies

21 February 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to identify eligible organizations that lead projects to provide Internet access and recovery for local populations during emergencies and disasters.

As emergencies arise where ICANN could provide support, and subject to availability of funds, the ICANN organization (org) will coordinate with the selected organizations to identify if a monetary contribution would be appropriate in the specific instance.

The total annual contribution will not exceed $1 million.

This call is part of ICANN's newly established Emergency Assistance Program for Continued Internet Access.

Organizations that wish to participate in this EOI are requested to submit their proposals via email to emergency.assistance@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on 27 March 2023. Proposals must be submitted in English.

Any questions or requests for additional information should be sent to emergency.assistance@icann.org by 23:59 UTC on 3 March 2023. ICANN responses will be made available on icann.org before the deadline for EOI submissions.

Organizations will be informed of the outcome of their submissions via email, based on the contact information provided in their submission.

For more information on background, requirements, selection criteria, and terms and condition, please visit the dedicated website.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.