This is a draft of the proposal that will go live on the 28th. The Ecosystem WG is requesting funding to start the Q1/Q2 2022 term. The initial request is made up of three components:
- Elected steward compensation: $12,000 in usdc
- Bounties for ENS Public Goods Request for Proposals program: $50,000 in usdc
- Public Good grants for existing projects: $50,000 in usdc
- Operational Budget $38,000 in usdc
Total for Q1 & Q2: $150,000.00 in usdc
The group will be using the price of cDAI in uniswap to calculate the exact amounts requested. We are using cDAI as a accounting unit as a manner to provide a stable value that will still accrue value while not in utilization and resist dollar depreciation. The group can convert them in DAI when sending out payments and grants. The current price of cDAI orbits around 0.021-0.022 per dai and the total budget would be, in today’s value, about 6.85M cDAI.
Elected steward compensation
The group has 5 elected stewards: Alex (avsa.eth), makoto.eth, sumedha.eth, Scott and Richard Moore (Ricmoo.eth). Two of these steward are appointed by True Names and will not be receiving compensation, and one of the other stewards has elected to forego compensation and therefore we will asking only for a total of 12k USD for the total Steward Compensation. Pay for past months will be sent immediately and the remaining will be streamed until june 30th.
Bounties for ENS Public Goods Request for Proposals program:
The bounties will be distributed in prizes of $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 for projects that execute on basic implementation of goals elected by the stewards. These are set to be given directly to projects and not spent on operations. Any funds remaining at the end of the term will be either given back to the DAO or rolled in the Public Goods stewards budget for the next term.
Public Good grants for existing projects
These are grants to be given to existing projects, in prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 that will be given to existing projects executing on goals defined by Stewards. The group might elect to give them directly using Gitcoin infrastructure. Any funds remaining at the end of the term will be either given back to the DAO or rolled in the Public Goods stewards budget for the next term.
These will encompass tasks like reimbursements for expenses executed by stewards, payment for projects like a website, social media, or compensation for work done in partner integrations. All payments must be approved by at least 3 other stewards and will be executed in the most transparent manner the stewards can find.
- Approve with reservations