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ICANN77 Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program Application Now Open

30 January 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is opening the application round for its Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program for ICANN77 in Washington, DC. The program facilitates in-person participation of community members with children who are 12 years old or younger at ICANN Public Meetings and eligible ICANN events.

Grants of up to $750 per family are available for ICANN Public Meeting participants who meet the criteria, 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 ICANN77.

The deadline to apply for the ICANN77 grant is Friday, 10 March 2023 at 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The application is available here.

For more information and how to apply, please visit the program's Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.

For any other inquiries, please send an email to childcare@icann.org


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.