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Amazon: AWS Imagine Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Amazon’s goal is to empower nonprofit organizations to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and provide support for organizations pursuing technology driven goals. As part of the program, it is seeking proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, or existing programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way.

AWS Imagine Grant award categories are:
* The Go Further, Faster Award will provide support for highly innovative projects that leverage the cloud. These projects will have the potential to produce scaled, repeatable solutions and may impact an entire industry or field. They will be force multipliers for organizations and will include the application of and/or seek integrations with advanced cloud services, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high performance computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and more. The Go Further, Faster Award includes unrestricted cash funding, AWS Promotional Credit, Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketing support, engagement with AWS technical specialists, and more.

* The Momentum to Modernize Award targets organizations seeking to transform and enhance their core mission operations with technology, many organizations need funding for foundational technology projects, such as migrating servers to the cloud and modernizing new and existing applications. The Momentum to Modernize award will provide funding for these transformational infrastructure projects, alongside AWS Promotional Credit and implementation support. Nonprofit organizations with specific workloads and outcomes that meet the program criteria are welcome to apply. Projects may include application migration and optimization, net-new application development, data warehouse projects, infrastructure expansion, and more.

Amount:

The Go Further, Faster Award:
* Up to $150,000 USD of unrestricted financial support
* Up to $100,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit

The Momentum to Modernize Award
* Up to $30,000 USD of unrestricted financial support
* Up to $10,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status and located in the US are eligible to apply.

Link: https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/nonprofits/aws-imagine-grant-program/

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