The Internet Society Foundation Announces US$1.5 Million in Funding to Promote Internet Resilience

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RESTON, Go., July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Internet Society Foundation has launched a second round of grants through its Resilience Program, which aims to help communities improve their preparedness and build the Internet’s resilience in the face of adverse events. This funding will support projects that increase network resilience in communities prone to natural and climate-related disasters, ensuring that these communities are better able to prepare for and withstand the effects of a disaster on Internet connectivity. A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of outages and challenges to normal operation.

“Internet connectivity becomes a vital tool in times of disaster, both for those in need and for those responding to the emergency,” noted Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation. “Through these grants, we aim to help communities reduce vulnerabilities and build capacity and resilience to deal with future emergencies.”

Here are some examples of the types of projects the Foundation will support: supporting the development of temporary networks to respond to crises, protecting data centers and Internet exchange points (IXPs) against environmental threats, reinforcing cables and/or stations subs and support internet service providers. (ISP) to upgrade the infrastructure.

Organizations currently implementing projects around the world through the Resilience Grants Program include Help.NGO, NetHope, Inc. and Telecoms Sans Frontières.

The Resilience program will be open for applications between July 25 and August 19. Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for projects of a maximum duration of 12 months.

More information about the grant, including the application process, is available at: https://www.isocfoundation.org/grant-programme/resiliency-grant-program/

About the Internet Society Foundation:

The Internet Society Foundation was established in 2019 to support the positive difference the internet can make to people around the world. Guided by our vision of an Internet for all, the Foundation champions ideas and empowers communities to unlock the potential of the Internet to meet the world’s ever-changing challenges. Focusing on five program areas, the Foundation makes grants to Internet Society Chapters as well as nonprofit organizations and individuals dedicated to providing meaningful access to an open, connected Internet at scale. global, secure and trustworthy for all.

SOURCE Internet Society Foundation

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