The Public Data Awards is a location-specific $50,000 funding pool for non-profits and civic technology groups.
It will disperse awards up to $10,000 USD to support projects that either leverage datasets or advance learning around datasets stored on decentralized technology. Each iteration of the award has its own $50,000 pool. The Public Data Awards are specific to locations centered around governments with which Filecoin Foundation is partnering.
The award is intended to fund anything from a project analyzing air quality data recently uploaded to Filecoin to an educational seminar about how to access and use your city’s data stored on Filecoin or IPFS. To maximize public learning, all awards should result in at least one public output or outcome (e.g., a blog, event, data tool).
Note: This Awards program is contingent on the support and involvement of local government officials.