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Moonbeam's grant application process is designed to support projects that contribute to the growth and advancement of the Moonbeam ecosystem. Our grants are tailored to support projects at various stages of development, from early-stage startups to more established teams looking to scale their operations

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Community committee grants

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Community committee grants

These grants are managed by 2 Moonbeam Foundation members with 3 community-elected experts for a six-month term. They provide not only financial support but also technical assistance, co-marketing, mentorship, and strategic guidance to help innovative startups thrive within the Moonbeam ecosystem.

Application

Step 01

Complete and submit a grant applicationGo to [object Object] page to grant application with accuracy and detail.

Initial Screening

Step 02

The Community Grants Committee or designated service provider will reach out to the grant applicant to schedule a call so they can review the information provided. Based on the information provided in this phase and in the grant application, the reviewer will decide whether the project moves forward based on the community-approved Grant Guidelines.

Committee Review & Diligence

Step 03

The Community Grants CommitteeGo to [object Object] page to Community Grants Committee and designated service providers will explore the project, concept, and grant request and assess the project according to the community-approved grant guidelines.

Voting

Step 04

After the diligence phase, the Community Grants Committee will vote on whether the application should be accepted or rejected. A grant application is approved if at least three Community Grants Committee Members vote “Aye” with at least one of the Foundation Community Grants Committee Members voting “Aye”. A grant application will not be accepted if there are more Nay Community Grants Committee votes than Aye votes.

Implementation & Follow-Up

Step 05

Teams with approved grants can start working toward the milestones outlined in the grant.

Ecosystem grants

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Ecosystem grants

Through the Ecosystem Grants program, the Moonbeam Foundation provides hands-on support to empower more established projects, helping them achieve greater accomplishments and reach new milestones. These grants tend to be larger than Community Committee Grants, and while the committee ensures applications are well formatted and oversees the general application process, the allocation is fully determined by the community.

Initial Grant Proposal

Step 01

Complete and submit a draft grant proposal for discussion to the Moonbeam ForumGo to [object Object] page to Moonbeam Forum for community feedback by March 13, 2022.

Community Discussion & Revise Draft Proposal

Step 02

By March 17, the Community Grants Committee members will publicly comment to help ensure the draft proposals adhere to the criteriaGo to [object Object] page to criteria. By March 19, the grant author will need to revise the draft proposal to incorporate community feedback, including from the Community Grants Committee.

Snapshot Voting for Allocation of Funds

Step 03

On March 20, the Community Grants Committee will open a weighted vote on Snapshot for the community (“Snapshot Vote”) which includes each eligible draft proposal as an option as well as an option to not use a portion of the tranche funds. Community members will then vote with their GLMR on how to allocate Tranche 1 funds across the eligible draft proposals by indicating the weight of the GLMR in their wallet that they would like to place on each option.

Allocation of Tranche 1 Funds and On-Chain Ecosystem Grant Proposals

Step 04

The Community Grants Committee will then publish the finalized GLMR grant requests for each eligible draft proposal (subject to any necessary adjustments as outlined in this proposal). The eligible draft proposals will be updated with the revised GLMR grant size based on the Snapshot vote and submitted for an on-chain vote.

Community Voting

Step 05

The proposal will be posted for a public community vote. Proposals will become referenda in this stage. Voters will submit Aye or NayGo to [object Object] page to Voters will submit Aye or Nay according to the typical Moonbeam governance process. This can be done on Polkassembly or directly through the Polkadot.js web application.

Implementation

Step 06

For Ecosystem Grant referenda that pass, implementation will begin based on the steps and milestones outlined in the approved referendum, including the execution of a grant agreement or other documentation dictating the conditions for the grant.