Dear Community Members and Leaders,
15 December 2016 marks the launch of the FY18 SO-AC Community Additional Budget Request process. As you know, this process pertains to a dedicated part of the overall ICANN annual budget that is set aside to fund specific requests from the community for activities that are not already included in the recurring ICANN budget. The timeline and deliverables for the process are as follows:
Kick off and Submission period
Preliminary review of requests by ICANN staff
SO/AC consultations at ICANN 58 (by request, during Constituents’ Day)
Final assessments and recommendations by ICANN staff
ICANN Board review and approval at May Board meeting
Note: The original submission deadline has been extended from 1/30/2017 to 2/10/2017.
In preparation for the submission, please review the following documents:
- FY18 Community Additional Budget Requests Process description and timeline FY18 Community Additional Budget Request Process
- Principles that govern ICANN’s request assessment work Principles of SO-AC Additional Budget Requests
- FY18 template request form FY18 Community Requests Template
We look forward to working with you all again on this effort for FY18!