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Frequently Asked Questions | ICANN Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program

ICANN Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program

How much will the grant be?

The grant may not exceed USD 750.00 per family.

Where can I find the application?

To access the ICANN70 application form, please click here.

Can a child be under two or more grants?

No.

How old does my child have to be to be eligible for the grant?

All children must be 12 years or younger by the first day of the ICANN Public Meeting or eligible ICANN event.

Will there be ICANN-sponsored childcare services?

No, there will be no meeting/conference-sponsored childcare services on-site.

Will ICANN recommend childcare services providers at the location of the meeting/event?

ICANN does not sanction or recommend specific childcare providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for childcare services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) to thoroughly investigate all childcare providers.

For ICANN Public Meetings, upon request, ICANN will provide a list of available options but will NOT sanction or recommend specific childcare providers. The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can use other options not listed by ICANN if they choose to do so.

What is considered an allowable expense?

Allowable expenses include costs for babysitting and/or childcare service providers for the time they spend caring for a child. The services rendered must take place during the ICANN Public Meeting (or eligible ICANN event) days and in the city or vicinity where the meeting/event is taking place.

What is not considered an allowable expense?

Funds may NOT be applied to home-based expenses, ongoing childcare expenses, lodging, travel and meals expenses, toys for the child(ren), tickets to attractions. Expenses that would already be incurred by the recipient attending the ICANN meeting/event are not reimbursable. Hotel, airfare and other transportation expenses incurred by bringing a caregiver to the meeting will also not be reimbursed.

Can I get reimbursed from the costs of bringing my child's babysitter to help with childcare while I'm attending the ICANN meeting/event?

The grant allows for babysitting services during the ICANN Public Meeting (or eligible ICANN event) days and in the city or vicinity where the meeting/event is taking place. Funds may NOT be applied to ongoing childcare expenses, lodging, travel and meals expenses.

Can a family member travel to the ICANN meeting/event and act as a babysitter?

Yes, if the family member is hired to provide childcare services. Receipts will be required. Funds may NOT be applied to ongoing childcare expenses, lodging, travel, and meal expenses.

When do I submit my reimbursable receipts?

The reimbursement form and receipts must be submitted within 15 days after the conclusion of the ICANN Public Meeting or eligible ICANN event. Anything submitted after this date will not be considered for reimbursement.

What if the amount of the receipt of an allowable expense is an amount greater than USD 750.00?

Please submit your receipt according to the reimbursement procedures and we will reimburse you for the maximum amount of the grant (USD 750.00).

What if the amount of the receipt of an allowable expense is an amount less than USD 750.00?

Please submit your receipt according to the reimbursement procedures and we will reimburse you for the amount in your receipt.

How do I submit my receipts?

Please send your receipts to childcare@icann.org. ICANN reserves the right to ask for follow up verification of receipts if necessary. If receipts are not from the country in which the ICANN Public Meeting or eligible ICANN event is taking place, proof that the child was at the meeting/event location will be needed. Acceptable proof includes a copy of the child's airplane tickets.

When will I receive my reimbursement?

Reimbursements are distributed after the ICANN Public Meeting or eligible ICANN event within six weeks after receipts are received. For receipts not in English, processing time may increase. No funds can be distributed prior to the conclusion of the meeting, and no funds are distributed on-site at the meeting.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, feel free to email us at childcare@icann.org.

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