For ICANN community members with kids up to age 12 years, commencing at ICANN66 in Montréal there will be assistance for offsetting childcare costs that might otherwise deter them from attending an ICANN public meeting.
This new pilot programme will provide a grant of up to US$750 per family designed to give ICANN meeting attendees a number of childcare options, including the ability to choose their own childcare provider. ICANN will conduct research before each meeting and make available a list of possible local childcare providers from which to choose.
Each community member will be able to decide which provider(s) best meets their needs. ICANN won’t sanction or recommend specific childcare providers. There will be no sponsored childcare services on-site, although all efforts will be made to identify childcare providers as close in distance to the ICANN meeting venue as possible.
For anyone interested, applications for the ICANN66 Annual General Meeting in Montréal, Canada will open on 1 July 2019 and must be submitted by 3 September 2019.
For more information and details about the program and how to apply, see: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/community-childcare-grants