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Community Reviews across funding rounds

300
Total reviews
Addresses Challenge
3.74 Star
Feasibility
3.17 Star
Auditability
2.6 Star

Proposals Across Funding Rounds

13
Completed
14
Approved
19
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$788K
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$559K
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dcSpark Proposals (71)

Cross-chain Asset Transfer Standard

$25,000 Received
$25,000 Requested

<p>Currently there exists no standard for token transfer interoperability bridges between Cardano and other chains (L1s and sidechains).</p>

Fund: Fund 6 Challenge: F6: Metadata challenge
completed Awarded 25% of the fund.
4 (3)

Milkomeda DAO Hackathon

$50,000 Received
$50,000 Requested

Solution: We will host a virtual hackathon for individuals & companies that want to start a DAO and share our knowledge about Cardano & Ethereum

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: DAOs ❤ Cardano
completed Awarded 10% of the fund.
3.22 (18)

Fractionalized NFTs v2

$50,000 Received
$50,000 Requested

Solution: We want to publish a v2 of Fracada that is both audited and supports fractionalizing a bag of NFTs

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: DApps & Integrations
completed Awarded 20% of the fund.
4.44 (9)

Milkomeda documentation (es & pt)

$4,000 Requested

Solution: Translate onboarding documents for users & developers to other languages

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: Grow Latin America, Grow Cardano
over budget Requested 0.8% of the fund.
2.92 (12)

Milkomeda SPO validator training

$10,000 Received
$10,000 Requested

Solution: We plan to write documentation to help any stake pool that wants to be come a Milkomeda validator and also help validators w/ any questions

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: New SPO Business Opportunities
completed Awarded 4% of the fund.
3.42 (12)

AI Stablecoin & Oracle Hackathon

$75,000 Requested

Solution: We will host a virtual hackathon for individuals & companies in domains that overlap w/ AI and share our knowledge about Cardano & Ethereum

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: A.I. & SingularityNet a $5T market
over budget Requested 15% of the fund.
3.58 (24)

Challenge: Open-ended Research

$500,000 Budget

What research streams can be started or accelerated to keep Cardano competitive?

Proposed in Fund: Fund 7
Budget 3.906% of the fund.
3.94 (18)

Milkomeda token bridge explorer

$50,000 Received
$50,000 Requested

Solution: Milkomeda token bridge explorer will allow to do full traceability of assets when they move from one chain to the other one.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Developer Ecosystem
completed Awarded 5% of the fund.
3 (24)

Layer 3 scalability using zkRollups

$26,786 Received
$75,000 Requested

Solution: Research and clear blueprint on how to implement zk-rollups on top of Milkomeda as a L3 as well as a roadmap for wallet implementation

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cardano scaling solutions
funded Awarded 7.5% of the fund.
3.08 (12)

Milkomeda Mobile

$25,000 Received
$25,000 Requested

Solution: We want to allow users to use Milkomeda smart contracts from their mobile device

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: DApps and Integrations
completed Awarded 1% of the fund.
3.42 (12)

Bridge liquidity for top protocols

$90,000 Received
$90,000 Requested

Solution: Bridge liquidity for top protocols. The liquidity will be permanent on those protocols so dcSpark won't be getting any direct commission.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: The Great Migration (from Ethereum)
completed Awarded 18% of the fund.
2.67 (15)

Farming incentive to move liquidity

$90,000 Received
$90,000 Requested

Solution: We will use funds to provide a farming incentive to users that move liquidity from Ethereum to Cardano

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: The Great Migration (from Ethereum)
completed Awarded 18% of the fund.
3.28 (18)

Accelerator batch #3

$10,000 Received
$120,000 Requested

Solution: A 4-6 week acceleration program in partnership with SOSV (one of the most active early stage investors in the US) that scout, attract, support, guide and fund startups with high potential of growth.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: F9: The Great Migration (from Ethereum)
funded Awarded 24% of the fund.
4.02 (57)

Carp over-budget + maintenance

$65,000 Received
$65,000 Requested

Solution: This proposal will pay back dcSpark for the overbudget work, as well as continue development of the project given it's now used by multiple companies inside the Cardano ecosystem

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Developer Ecosystem
completed Awarded 6.5% of the fund.
3.41 (27)

dcSpark (the company iteslf)

$399,000 Received
$400,000 Requested

Solution: This round of Catalyst does not have much money for the developer ecosystem (one of the primary things we build). To balance it out, we are asking for a loan w/ interest from Catalyst for this round

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Dapps, Products & Integrations
funded Awarded 5.096% of the fund.
2.77 (30)

Allow using NFTs from Cardano and other ecosystem in onchain games hosted in the Cardano ecosystem

₳650,000 Requested

Solution: We'll allow onchain games deployed to the Cardano ecosystem on sidechain to access NFTs that live on the L1, as well as support NFTs from other ecosystems to encourage new users to come to Cardano

Fund: Fund 10 Challenge: Development & Infrastructure
funded Awarded 7.484% of the fund.
3.86 (21)

Shinkai Visor Cardano Indexer integration (vector DB)

₳140,000 Requested

Solution: We propose developing a Shinkai Visor connector for Cardano's data to convert this information into embeddings that LLMs can use for efficient querying, enhancing AI's interaction with Cardano.

Fund: Fund 10 Challenge: Products & Integrations
not approved Requested 1.542% of the fund.
3.94 (36)

Open Source POAP in Cardano

₳360,860 Requested

Solution: We will leverage Stateful NFTs powered by Paima Engine as a NFT compression system. This will allow minting a single NFT per user that can evolve over time to encode all events the user attended.

Fund: Fund 10 Challenge: Products & Integrations
not approved Requested 3.974% of the fund.
4.58 (33)

Monthly Reports

Over the past month, our team has made significant progress in the development of our proposal to improve price information sourcing and querying. We have successfully added WingRiders, MinswapDex and SundaeSwap as a source for price information entirely done from on-chain data. We also allow users to run own indexer locally without any 3rd party API requirements. We are extremely proud of using our Cardano Postgres indexer (also known as Carp) to support this proposal. Carp works by taking in an "execution plan" that details exactly what subset of Cardano you want to index to your database. We added new tasks that index 3 Cardano DEXs. In our proposal, we promised to add at least 2/3 DEXes and we fulfilled our promise. Therefore, we treat this monthly report as Completed and proceed to prepare the Project Close Report as part of the overall project completion.

Disbursed to Date
$45,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
1. In the next month
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The importance of security in the blockchain world cannot be understated. At Milkomeda, we place a high emphasis on ensuring the security of our systems and processes. In recent months, we have seen an increase in attempts by hackers to target blockchain interoperability systems, specifically blockchain bridges.

In response to this trend, we made the decision to conduct a thorough security audit of the Bridge contracts before moving forward with our plans. This decision was made in order to ensure the safety and integrity of our systems and to protect our users from potential security breaches.

We are pleased to report that we have recently completed a formal verification of the Solidity smart contracts on the Milkomeda side of the bridge. This extensive security review has allowed us to identify and address any potential vulnerabilities, ensuring that our systems are secure and ready for use.

With the security audit now complete, we are excited to move forward with our plans and continue working on this grant early next year.

Disbursed to Date
$10,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
2. In the next 3 months
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During the Formal Verification Audit, we conduct weekly meetings and troubleshoot issues (such as TokenRegistry) with the auditors. We are also working on a new blog on what the Formal Verification Audit is and why it matters. We hope to publish it in the coming weeks.

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$10,000
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Still in progress
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2. In the next 3 months
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Unfortunately, this is still blocked by a lack of DevOps resources. An additional person will be joining our team soon, and we hope to strengthen the progress of this project over the next month.

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$45,000
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Still in progress
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2. In the next 3 months
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Korean translation for the Milkomeda documentation is finally done, concluding this proposal. You can see it's delivery below. We will now begin working on the PCR.

Disbursed to Date
$4,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
1. In the next month
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For this proposal, we've made great progress. We've added WingRiders support as a source for price information, and added an endpoint to query historical prices as well as one for getting the current price. Currently, all the technical implementation is almost done. We are addressing the last PRs regarding existing functionality. In the coming weeks, we will focus to add 1~2 more DEXs.

Disbursed to Date
$45,000
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Still in progress
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2. In the next 3 months
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We are still in the process of development of for improvements to Milkomeda's bridge smart contracts. Until then, we are unable to implement the grant. In the near future, after updating the bridge contracts, we will resume work on the project.

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$10,000
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2. In the next 3 months
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Last month we onboarded the translators. We are still working on translations into Chinese and Korean. We are on the completion of all required translations. Next month we will be ready to present Project Close Report .

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$4,000
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1. In the next month
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The project is currently in a slowdown phase. We are waiting for important changes to Milkomeda's bridge smart contracts. Until then, we are unable to implement the grant. In the near future, after updating the bridge contracts, we will resume work on the project.

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$10,000
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2. In the next 3 months
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After completing the translations into Japanese, we have teamed up with translators of Chinese and Korean. The translators have familiarized themselves with the documentation and are currently using crowdin to prepare translation suggestions for the entire Milkomeda docs (for-developers and for end-users). We are currently making more progress with the Chinese language, but in the next 30 days we should complete the entire project and publish an additional 2 languages in our documentation.

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$4,000
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1. In the next month
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Last month, the Milkomeda DAO Hackathon team created a handbook for all participants. Oficjalnie rozpoczelismy nasz live hackathon 5 września. We opened a hackathon discord channel for DAO tools developers. We conducted project pitching training with most of the participants. We are currently in the final stage of the Hackathon - participants have until September 27 to provide a set of publicly available materials. In the first week of October, winners will be selected through our judges and our media-partners will interview the winners. Important dates:

  • September 5th - Hackathon launch
  • September 6th - 27th - Hacking
  • September 27st - Deadline for submitting required materials
  • **September 30.09-04.10 (**updated) - Winners announcement
Disbursed to Date
$50,000
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1. In the next month
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We are on the eve of the official launch of the program. We are talking directly with participants and sending the details of the program.

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$50,000
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1. In the next month
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We managed to establish official cooperation with Chinese and Korean translators and they are currently working on translations of Milkomeda updated docs.

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$4,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
1. In the next month
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Milkomeda's documentation has grown in recent months. We were looking for specialized translators in the field of blockchain knowledge. In the coming weeks, we will undertake cooperation within the Korean and Chinese languages translators, providing updated Milkomeda documentation.

Disbursed to Date
$4,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
2. In the next 3 months
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We published dedicated Hackathon Website: https://www.milkomeda.com/hackathon. At this point, we work internally on the details of the entire 2-week program process, examine dedicated platforms and delegate tasks between teams. We put great emphasis on defining the framework of projects built DAOs in the Milkomeda DAO Hackathon.

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
2. In the next 3 months
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We finished JP translations (https://dcspark.gitbook.io/milkomeda-jp/) , currently we are looking for Technical Translators for KR and ZH

Disbursed to Date
$10,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
7/31/2022
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Repository link : https://github.com/dcSpark/fracada-il-primo The code on this repository has not been audited. We don't recommend it using in production without a full security audit. Use it at your own risk!. We are finishing the project close report which will be delivered as soon as possible.

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
7/11/2022
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Smart contract upgradability is a key piece of functionality that all serious DeFi dApps require. The EUTXO model poses novel problems for contract upgradability which do not exist in the account-based model. These issues have as of yet been unaddressed in the Plutus ecosystem, and as such new smart contract developers are currently left with no solution available to them. With something as risky as upgrading contracts, using well known design patterns is vital to ensure that developers do not make any obvious mistakes that will end up becoming major security holes. The project is almost ready. We are starting preparations for the Project Close Report. Github Repo https://github.com/dcSpark/plutus-smart-contract-upgrade-dApp

Disbursed to Date
$15,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
6/30/2022
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Basic Plutus Voting dApp is a smart contract which enables users to vote for spending funds from a treasury UTXO. Public github repo: https://github.com/dcSpark/plutus-voting-dapp (* The code on this repository has not been audited. We don't recommend it using in production without a full security audit. Use it at your own risk!.) We have a slight delay with the deadline of Project Close Report presented in last monthly report- We will provide it as soon as possible.

Disbursed to Date
$15,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
6/30/2022
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Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
7/31/2022
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Smart contract upgradability is a key piece of functionality that all serious DeFi dApps require. The EUTXO model poses novel problems for contract upgradability which do not exist in the account-based model. Public github repo: https://github.com/dcSpark/plutus-smart-contract-upgrade-dApp (* The code on this repository has not been audited. We don't recommend it using in production without a full security audit. Use it at your own risk!.) We will share project close report by the end of the month.

Disbursed to Date
$15,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
5/5/2022
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Basic Plutus Voting dApp is a smart contract which enables users to vote for spending funds from a treasury UTXO. Public github repo: https://github.com/dcSpark/plutus-voting-dapp (* The code on this repository has not been audited. We don't recommend it using in production without a full security audit. Use it at your own risk!.) We will share provide project close report by the end of the month.

Disbursed to Date
$15,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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Repository link : https://github.com/dcSpark/fracada-il-primo The code on this repository has not been audited. We don't recommend it using in production without a full security audit. Use it at your own risk!.

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/30/2022
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We want to onboard new validators soon, but we always work to provide best solutions. Therefore, we will ask for additional time to implement this project in accordance with our standards.

Disbursed to Date
$10,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
7/31/2022
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Audits were carried out as planned. Their results will be published on our website in the coming days. Project close report will be presented soon.

Disbursed to Date
$40,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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A proof of concept been released on Milkomeda with initial algorithm. We started internal preparations for closing the Cardano Omnibus - UTXO Management project. Project close report should be delivered by the end of 06.2022

Disbursed to Date
$40,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/30/2022
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Due to the continuous development of Milkomeda's documentation, we have organized translators and we will start the translation process in the coming weeks

Disbursed to Date
$4,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/30/2022
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Over 60 projects were submitted to the program. We are very pleased with such a great response and dozens of really interesting projects. In the last month, we successfully carried out the second phase of the program, selecting the top 10. Currently, together with our partners from dlab, we make strategic decisions regarding the selection of winners. In the meantime, we prepare the agenda of the entire program, finalize the perks for the winners, administrative and legal details. The project is implemented in accordance with the initial assumptions and we will soon begin the official start of the second stage of the program, i.e. the 6-week program.

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
12/31/2022
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Project Close report will be delivered by the end of the month. Multiverse medium article: https://medium.com/@milkomedafoundation/cardano-multiverse-1146266c30c Github repo: https://github.com/dcSpark/multiverse-rs

Disbursed to Date
$100,000
Status
Complete
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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A PoC of omnibus is being on production

Disbursed to Date
$40,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/1/2022
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We successfully used our prototype in a real life produciton environment and it handled rollback perfectly. It is being used in milkomeda’s bridges

Disbursed to Date
$100,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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Finished implementation. Pending start of audit. Project close report should be delivered by the end of 05.2022

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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We are currently working on acquiring translators of other languages.

Disbursed to Date
$4,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/1/2022
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As described earlier, it is very difficult for us to define a specific date for the implementation of the project at this stage. We hope to be able to provide more information with the May report.

Disbursed to Date
$37,500
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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We had the first call with potential candidates for the Milkomeda Accelerator last week. We have been working on reviewing all applications before selecting which will move on to the next stage of the process. More to come next week!

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
12/31/2022
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Currently working internally on Hackathon rules/KPIs/official dates/website (with form and event details)

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
6/1/2022
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As mentioned earlier, our progress will increase as the number of daily tasks related to Milkomeda C1 stabilizes

Disbursed to Date
$37,500
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
5/31/2022
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The project is almost ready. We are starting preparations for the Project Close Report.

Disbursed to Date
$15,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
4/30/2022
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The project is almost ready. We are starting preparations for the Project Close Report.

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$15,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
6/1/2022
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Fracada V2 code isn't open source yet, but we plan to open source it soon (with a disclaimer about the audit still being pending). We can maybe share the git repo for Catalyst coordinator if required

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
4/30/2022
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March Report

Disbursed to Date
$40,000
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Completion Target
6/1/2022
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March Report. We successfully used our prototype in a real life production environment and it handled rollback perfectly. It is being used in milkomeda’s bridges.

Disbursed to Date
$100,000
Status
Launched
Completion Target
4/30/2022
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March Report

Disbursed to Date
$4,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/1/2022
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March Report

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$40,000
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Still in progress
Completion Target
4/30/2022
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March Report

Disbursed to Date
$50,000
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
6/1/2022
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March 2022 Report

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$50,000
Status
Launched
Completion Target
12/31/2022
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