# Nouncil Proposal #1
OG Nouncillors POAP - art by [Messhup](https://mobile.twitter.com/messhup)
Nouncil is asking for 54.20 ETH to fund:
1. Q1 retroactive operating costs
2. Q2 operating costs
3. Nouncil Community Grant Program Pilot
1. **Q1 Retroactive Operating Costs - 10 ETH**
“Nouncillor” is a volunteer position, whose main role is discussing and voting on Nouns DAO proposals. We are requesting a reasonable budget to incentivize Nouncillors to put in additional work beyond that scope.
“Operating cost” funds would be earmarked for Nouncil administrative items such as:
- Creating and operating Gnosis Safe
- Social media management
- Meeting notes
- Content development
- Website development
- General organization
- Nouncil proposal development & on-chain submission
Operating Costs will be distributed via a collaborative Coordinape round and all Nouncillors will get an equal voice. External contributors and Nouners who helped set up Nouncil up will be invited to join the circle as potential recipients. Q1 Coordinape will be administered immediately. We will prepare a report of how the operating costs were distributed and host it on the Nouncil website publicly.
Program specific operating costs will be distributed in separate Coordinape rounds with the teams that worked on them.
Currently Nouns DAO proposal discussion on Discord and Discourse is encouraged, but still considered a volunteer activity. In the future we would like to think through and develop intuitive programs to incentivize Prop discussion.
**2. Q2 Operating Costs - 12.2 ETH**
Same as #1 but to be administered at the end of 2022 Q2.
After this, we will reflect on the administration process / budget and re-apply for future operating cost funding as needed.
**3. Nouncil Community Grant Pilot - 32 ETH**
1 ETH grants available to each eligible Nouncillor, to be spent in collaboration with the communities / projects they represent with the goal of proliferating Nouns by leveraging their networks.
Ideally, the grant will be sent directly to project / community wallets. The grant is permissionless, any eligible Nouncillor will receive it if they apply. It must be spent proliferating Nouns in the most effective way possible. Nouncillors may choose to delegate their grant to another Nouncillor. Funds that are unable to be spent effectively within the period will be sent back to Nouns DAO.
Nouncil will establish basic guidelines and rules on how these grants can be spent, but will leave a lot open to imagination. Projects should be highly aligned with Nouns DAO and celebrate both Nouns and Nounish culture. Nouncillors who accept the grant and misspend it will not be eligible for future Community Grants and may face expulsion from Nouncil.
Rule #1: funds from this grant cannot be used to buy NFTs or cryptocurrency.
At the end of every grant period we will host a Nouncil Community Grant wrap-up where recipients will be responsible for demonstrating what they were able to achieve. We intend for this wrap-up to be entertaining, and will only apply for future funding if Nouns DAO is thoroughly impressed.
For the Pilot all Nouncillors as of 4/20/22 (30 in total) will be eligible. In the future eligibility will be defined as: 2 months of Nouncil membership with a proposal vote participation rate of 69% or greater.
The Pilot grant period will be 3 months from receipt of funds. After the pilot the intention is to have quarterly grant periods.
Admin Team: maty, Toady Hawk, Joel Cares
30 ETH - - - - - - 1 ETH / Nouncillor
2 ETH - - - - - - - Program Operating Cost
**4. What is Nouncil?**
Nouncil is a special council of Nounish BUIDLers and NFT community leaders that seek to extend the Nouns DAO universe. Our goal is to work together within the framework of Nouns DAO, using the Nouns that have been generously delegated to us, to be a voice for the nounish states and do our part to proliferate CC0 and Nounish culture.
- Founded in Feb 2022
- Currently have [6 Nouns delegated to us
- There are 30 Nouncillors, and we accept new applicants every month
- We have voted on 20 Nouns DAO Proposals ([Noun 23](https://nouns.wtf/noun/23) has our whole voting record)
- We are very active in Discord and Discourse publicly discussing Nouns DAO proposals
- We have [Our Own Theme Song](https://twitter.com/SuperTightWoody/status/1513986196409565185) by Woody
- We delivered a [sick POAP](https://app.poap.xyz/token/4714306) to founding Nouncillors (art by Messhup)
**5. Where can I find Nouncil?**
The #nouncil channel in the [Nouns DAO Discord
](http://discord.gg/nouns)Twitter - [https://twitter.com/nouncil
](https://twitter.com/nouncil)Gov Docs (in progress) - [https://nouncil.wtf/gov
](https://nouncil.wtf/gov)Medium - https://medium.com/@nouncil