# Project Submission Process

If you're looking to secure funding in the upcoming Octant funding Epoch, known as the "Allocation Window," follow the steps outlined in this document. First, ensure your project meets Octant's funding eligibility criteria.

# Step 1: Join the Octant Discord Server

Engage with our community by joining our Discord server (opens new window).

Start by completing our captcha verification in the _captcha_verification! (opens new window) channel to gain full access to community channels.

Our Discord is a dynamic space for exchanging ideas, resolving queries, and starting discussions about projects, promoting collaboration. Introduce yourself in the Introductions (opens new window) channel.

Being actively engaged with the Octant community on Discord will increase your chances of successfully securing funding through the GLM lockers allocating their rewards to your project. This step is not strictly a requirement but more a recommendation to help your project succeed in your Octant journey. If you prefer a submission path without using Discord, reach out to [email protected] after completing the submission form below.

# Step 2: Complete Submission Form and Eligibility Check

Submit your project details through the Octant Applications form (opens new window). Once submitted, directly message the Octant_Submissions (opens new window) Discord account. This initiates a review of how well your proposal aligns with our mission and starts a guidance conversation. Feel free to include any questions you have.

Filling out the Octant Applications form is mandatory. Ensure you provide all necessary project details as this form will form the foundation of your submission.

Failure to complete this step before eligibility check deadline means you cannot move forward with securing funding in the current epoch.

# Step 3: Community Discussion and Formalized Submission

After a productive conversation with our team through Octant_Submissions, proceed to formalize your proposal on the Octant Discuss (opens new window) forum. Your Discuss post should polish your initial proposal, incorporating feedback received from the Octant team based on your application form. Include information you feel relevant for voters to know about your project, such as your project name, description and why it's classified as a public good, main project funding sources, what potential Octant funding will go towards, project roadmap and milestones, funding goals, team information (including backgrounds and roles), social credibility (development progress, awards, notable GitHub commits, referrals), links & resources, representative Discord contact. Feel free to ask us; we're here to assist and want to see your public goods project succeed!

Next, create a post in the Discord project-submissions forum (opens new window) featuring your project's title, a tag, a TL;DR, and a link to your Discuss post.

The aim is to engage the community to boost your project's likelihood of funding. Hosting events for deeper engagement is recommended, and Octant is here to support your efforts.

Ensure you complete this step and the Project Information Submission below by the Project Information Submission deadline.

# Step 4: Project Information Submission

All new projects that have finalized their proposals are required to submit their project details for potential inclusion in the Octant App (opens new window).

This information can be submitted in the Project Information Submission form (opens new window) by the date indicated below. For a glimpse of how your project might be presented, visit the Octant App projects section (opens new window). The ETH address will be displayed in the project's URL. The designated wallet address should not have any GLM locked into Octant App. In addition, using project funding from Octant to buy GLM and lock into Octant is prohibited and can result in removal.

Projects from previous Epochs are also welcome to update their information in the Octant App with the Information Update Request form (opens new window) by the same Project Information Submission Deadline.

# Community Voting

The community will engage in a Snapshot vote to determine the shortlist for the upcoming Allocation Window. Depending on the number of open slots available, and how your project performs by the vote of the Octant community, your project may or may not be included. This stage offers you an opportunity to showcase your project's strengths and rally community support.

# Key-Dates and Deadlines

  • Eligibility Check: May 13th, 2024 - June 3th, 2024
  • Project Information Submission Deadline: June 7th, 2024
  • Snapshot Vote: June 10th, 2024 - June 15th, 2024
  • Allocation Window: July 15th - July 29th, 2024

# Previous Epoch Project Continuations

# For projects funded in the last Allocation Window

Your project representative is required to update your discuss post (opens new window) with details on how the funds were used and your future plans before the Project Information Submission Deadline.

Your update should ideally cover:

  • Achievements since the last Octant Epoch,
  • Upcoming milestones on your project roadmap,
  • How funds from the previous Epoch were utilized and plans for any funds raised in the upcoming Epoch,
  • Grant funding received since the last Epoch (e.g., RetroPGF, Gitcoin, etc.), including funding amounts,
  • Other non-grant funding sources (like user payments, donations, staking or LP contributions to treasury, VC investments, etc.).

# For projects that didn't meet the minimum funding threshold or didn't make it through the previous Snapshot vote

Re-engage with the community in the Octant Discord general channel by linking to your Discuss post, seeking feedback for improvements, and sharing achievements since the last epoch. Contact the team on the Octant_Submissions once you feel you've completed this step. Successfully re-engaging before the Eligibility Check Deadline will ensure your inclusion in the Snapshot vote. Projects that fail to secure funding in two consecutive epochs will have a one-epoch cooldown period before they can re-apply.

# For projects opting out of the next epoch

No specific action is required. However, we encourage you to stay engaged with the Octant community. It's an excellent opportunity to build relationships with projects that share your vision for a more open and decentralized future. Remember, a rising tide lifts all boats, and we look forward to seeing your project grow and potentially rejoin in future epochs.

# Project Information Updates Requests

If your project is included in the upcoming Allocation Window and you would like to update the information in the Octant app for your project, please fill out this Information Update Request form (opens new window) before the Project Information Submission Deadline.