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ICANN80 Community Childcare Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

25 March 2024

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is opening the application period for its Community Childcare Grants Program for ICANN80 in Kigali, Rwanda. The program facilitates in-person participation of community members with children 12 years old or younger at ICANN Public Meetings and other 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 ICANN80.

The deadline to apply for the ICANN80 grant is Friday, 3 May 2024, at 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The application form is available on the Community Childcare Grant for ICANN80 webpage.

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.