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ICANN68 Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program Application Now Open

8 January 2020

LOS ANGELES – 8 January 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has begun accepting applications for its Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program for ICANN68 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The program aims to facilitate in-person participation of community members with children at ICANN Public Meetings and eligible ICANN events.

Grants of up to USD 750.00 per family are available for ICANN Public Meeting participants who are bringing children and will incur expenses associated with babysitting and/or local childcare services. There will be no on-site meeting or conference-sponsored childcare services during ICANN68.

The deadline to apply for the ICANN68 grant is Wednesday, 4 March 2020 at 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The application is available here.

For more information on the program, click here.


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.