[DAO:092e4a6] Update #5 for proposal "Renewal Grant Support Squad H1 2024 [Resubmission]"

Author: 0xf0480e7b09edb7229d4f7b3b25ef77429c5754cf
Update Status: On Time
Project Health: :green_circle: On Track


Hello Community! First of all, thank you for trusting us with our grant renewal.

This update is the last for this proposal, which lasted 5 months and covers the final days, from April 15 to May 10.
The next updates will be part of the new GSS proposal H2 2024 proposal.

Thank you!


Here are the most important highlights of the month and you can find at the bottom our metrics based on our main goals.

  • Grant Support Squad H2 2024 proposal is passed. Thanks for your support! As you may know, we reduced our team and will really miss @yararasita. She has been amazing over the past two years, collaborating to build this program from the ground up, drawing on her experience in Decentraland and Grants Programs.
  • There were several discussions about the creation dates of the vesting contracts, for which we made a request to the Gov App to clarify the matter.
  • VLM Blog is published!
  • The Revocations Committee has 2 cases to resolve Advertisement Platform and Duel Arena.
  • A Continuum of Entertainment & Education for Women & Minorities was revoked based on this recommendation. Consequently, the DAO recovered $ 12,500.
  • One more project was paused due to delays in its deliverables - Advanced Docs.
  • 1 grant that was paused (Creativity and Growth) resumed work, and due to our follow-up, we recommend continuing with a new contract in this way.
  • We have onboarded a new project that won a bid/tender, and now the DAO has a team to support migrations to SDK7.
  • We continue working on forming a team of experts to help us technically evaluate projects when we need more specific information. During this period, we reviewed 2 projects with 2 advisors and are working to make this process more systematic and transparent.
  • Last Shipping of the Onboarding Swag is done and more grantees are receiving it!
  • From the GSS, we are collaborating to include the best community projects funded by the DAO on the official Resources page: Decentraland Studios.

It has been a great month! Thank you for reading and supporting our work.

Please stay in touch with us via our Discord Thread.

Please continue reading our metrics in the additional notes section
Constructive comments are always welcome :slight_smile:

Best regards,
Gia, Fifi, Zino & Pablo



Next steps

  • Continue restructuring tasks and working to improve the Grants Program framework.
  • #TestingTuesdays will continue to be held on Discord, adapting changes as needed.
  • Promotions for grantees in the Decentraland Blog will continue to be produced.
  • Continue onboarding new projects funded through the DAO , assigning grant managers and analyzing the feasibility of their roadmaps.
  • Provide support to the current grantees with their problems and requests.
  • Analyze cases that raise concerns and elevate them to the Revocations Committee if needed.
  • Contribute to the DAO strategic planning.
  • Support grantees for presenting in DAO Townhalls.
  • Keep on building bridges between the Decentraland Foundation and our DAO community.

Additional notes and links

Here is the status update on activities of the month, along with the impact metrics on our proposal based on our three main goals:

Goal 1: Support the grantees

  • We are actively working with 37 projects nowadays: 20 active grants, 5 projects within pause periods and 12 are ending their grant journey - 2 uncompleted for now, 1 revoked and 9 already completed (all of them owe us information and that’s why the GSS is following them). All active projects now belong to the new grants framework and among them, 2 projects that comes from a tender.
  • Here you can see the list:

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  • We allocated a total of 70.5 hours to interact with grantees, and provide support during this month.
  • This month we have identified 1 problem and request from one grantee, and 4 old problems and requests were solved.
  • Testing Tuesdays: We have opened a Public Notion Page of our Testing Sessions to provide transparency on the actions of this initiative. This month we had 2 testings.

Goal 2: Foster transparency

  • Formal Requests are public, to provide transparency on the concerns raised, the status of the process and arguments.
  • We are making public roadmaps with the main goal of opening our reviewing process. This month we have updated 16 public roadmaps with our grantees.
  • We’ve updated the GSS Public Roadmap.
  • We are always encouraging grantees to make their monthly updates, and you can check those out in the dAPP.
  • Every Monday the GSS is sharing the planned tasks for the week in our Discord Thread.

Goal 3: Guarantee an efficient use of the DAO treasury.

  • This month, we analyzed 3 concerns from grants, and 3 grants were elevated to the Revocations Committee. 2 are still under analysis and 1 was already revoked by them. Additionally, there are 3 grants with contracts paused due to delays in their projects, and 1 contract was re-created because it presented a new roadmap. 1 grant was revoked and consequently, the DAO recovered $ 12,500.

Note regarding the financial report

As mentioned in the proposal, since the proposal was approved 15 days later than expected (due to resubmission), the monthly payments correspond to the work for the month of March.

View this update on the Governance dApp