If selected, your organization will receive $200,000 USD in funding from YouTube. All organizations will receive the same amount; there is no flexibility to receive more or less.
Eligible expenses include engineering and operations costs (e.g. product development, project management, user experience design, database build, maintenance, and hosting), the purchase or licensing of any equipment, tools, hardware, software and other assets or materials needed for the project, staffing, training, etc.
Editorial expenses are not part of the eligible costs for Google funding and will not be covered. Funding may not be spent on general and overhead costs, nor may it be used to hire journalists or cover the production costs associated with a specific piece of video content. No expenses incurred before you and Google sign a funding agreement can be covered by the funding.
Please provide a detailed budget for the execution of your proposal above. Please add costs in each of the following categories. Within each category, please provide a total cost in USD, with additional detail where applicable. For example, the non-editorial personnel category might say: “$100,000 USD. 2x software developers @ $50,000.”