Grant Application Milestone Guidelines

Below are recommended milestone guidelines for T1, T2, and T3 grants.

For more information on what is required in your grant application, please refer to the Grant Proposal Template here Grant Proposal Application - Template

Tier 1 – Up to $15k
T1 Grants are for projects that do not have a working demo or MVP. These grants are up to $15k to help you go from idea to working demo. Other requirements include:

  • Grant milestones must include community growth and traction OKRs.
  • Grant deliverables must include product testing (whether via testing groups or simulations)
  • Must include UX/UI reviews for global markets

Tier 2 – Up to $50k
T2 Grants are for projects that already have a product demo and are looking to bootstrap their network operations on Conflux. These grants are up to $50k to help projects go from demo to production ready MVP. Other requirements include:

  • All applications must include community growth and traction OKRs.
  • Grant deliverables going being deployed to mainnet must be audited.

Tier 3 – Up to $100k
T3 Grants are for established projects with a production ready MVP with demonstrable user traction. These grants are up to $100k and are used to help projects scale their network operations on Conflux. Other requirements include:

  • Projects must have applied for a Tier1 and/or Tier2 grant previously and successfully completed all milestones.
  • All mainnet deployments must be audited.
  • All applications must include community growth and traction OKRs.

General Milestone Template (Suggested)
Below are some suggestions on how to break the milestones in your grant application. Please note the general deliverables that are expected to be included, but you must include details specific to your application in your milestones descriptions.

The deliverables below only general categories, you will need to fill in the details such as the functional requirements for smart contracts, specific marketing activities, and network and community growth goals and OKRs.

1. Milestone 1 : Frontend – Milestone 1 Grant Budget ($)

  • General Deliverables:
    i. Design mock-ups.
    ii. UX / UI reviews.
    iii. Social channels set up.

2. Milestone 2: Backend – Milestone 2 Grant Budget ($)

  • General Deliverables:
    i. Smart contracts including functional and non-functional requirements
    ii. Integrations including specific Conflux features and external ecosystem components.
    iii. Contract audits and verifications.

3. Milestone 3: Testnet deployments – Milestone 3 Grant Budget ($)

  • General Deliverables:
    i. Economic testing and simulation results.
    ii. Key DApp functionalities and user flows.
    iii. Beta testing groups, reporting, and product development.
    iv. Pre-test net marketing activities.

4. Milestone 4: Mainnet deployments – Milestone 4 Grant Budget ($)

  • General Deliverables
    i. Full DApp functionality for production ready MVP.
    ii. Network OKRs for healthy protocol operations.
    iii. User onboarding activities and goals (specific OKRs).
    iv. Smart contract audits.

5. Milestone 5: Marketing – Milestone 5 Grant Budget ($) (See Marketing Plan and KPIs)

  • General Deliverables
    i. Post Main-net marketing activities.
    ii. Specific community and traction OKR goals
    ii. Community growth and marketing OKR reporting.

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