Announcing $1.5 million in funding to support Internet resiliency
We are excited to announce a second round of grant funding through our Resiliency program, which aims to help communities enhance preparedness and build Internet resiliency when faced with adverse events. These grants will support projects that increase network resiliency in communities prone to natural and climate-related disasters, ensuring these communities are better able to prepare for and withstand the effects of a disaster on Internet connectivity.
“Connectivity to the Internet becomes a vital tool when disaster strikes, both for people in need and those responding to the emergency,” noted Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation. “Through these grants, we hope to support communities to reduce vulnerabilities and build the capacity and resilience to navigate future emergencies.”
Organizations currently implementing projects around the world through our Resiliency grant program include Help.NGO, NetHope, Inc., and Télécoms Sans Frontières.
The Resiliency program will open for applications between 25 July and 19 August. Grants of up to US$500,000 will be awarded to eligible organizations for projects lasting up to 12 months.