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Project Name

PGWG Rewards

Project Description

To help guide OceanDAO grant recipients and add value by understanding projects, discussing deliverables, assessing them and finding ways to leverage the network with candid feedback.

We believe a decentralized social layer reviewing and guiding projects will lead to greater success in the Ocean Ecosystem.

The PGWG is here to help promote a “feeling of safety” for participants.

We are not gatekeepers.

We do not downvote our projects.

We provide feedback and help them receive a grant to meet our criteria.

Final Product

A SubDAO responsible for following a set of processes and workflows to provide support for new projects and help them succeed in receiving a grant.

You can find the PGWG User Guide here. It provides a high-level overview of our activities in a waterfall-like structure.

You can also find our roadmap at the very end of the User Guide.

We have also published youtube videos to help you familiarize yourself with the Journey.

  1. Introduction
  2. Journeys

For a bite-sized introduction to every topic, please use Prakash’s videos for an overview.

Core Team

Prakash, Scott



Role: Developer @ Ocean

Proposal Title


Proposal One Liner

Grow and continue establishing the Project Guides

Proposal Description

After 3 Coordinape Epochs completed, the PGWG has now established itself as a repeatable process understood by a few participants, and has helped to provide guidance to over 50 projects.

Although most of these projects are well structured, many are not.

Previous to the PGWG, we had been unable to respond and engage with each participant.

For the first time ever, in Round 14 we were able to respond to every single of the 38 proposals, and engage with many of those participants. In some cases, introductions were also made between Orgs / Sub DAOs.

We delivered all process outcomes very early in our first proposal, and are now completing our final Coordinape Circle.

Our goal is to raise enough funds to complete another 3 Epochs, while increasing the number of participants inside the Coordinape Circle.

Grant Deliverables

[ ] 3 Coordinape Epochs budgets with the fixed value of $1000/round.

[ ] 5 PGWG Guides operating at our white-belt ranking.

[ ] Proposal review template improvements to make voting easier.

[ ] Defined activities for Yellow Belts, to help deliver more advanced outcomes like re-engaging with previous projects who might have churned.

Value Add Criteria

Usage of Ocean - The PGWG helps onboard participants into the grants program and the overall Ocean Ecosystem. By facilitating the navigation of WGs, introducing to other projects, and concepts like Data Unions, we hope to improve usage beyond the token.

Viability - The PGWG has proven itself to be a scalable approach to steward participants into the grants program, introduce them to the Ocean Ecosystem, and help them navigate the ongoing evolution inside OceanDAO.

Community Active-Ness - The PGWG is composed for very active community participants who consist of core OPF contributors, in addition to Ocean Ambassadors, and a variety of active projects. We also position ourselves right besides the Grants program and facilitating the social UX for these participants that are joining us through a very special funnel (new ecosystem contributors).

Community Value - Besides helping new participants onboard into the grants program and OceanDAO, we also facilitate the voting process by reviewing proposal quality, increasing community engagement, and providing easy-to-read reviews.

Funding Requested


Wallet Address


Hi @oceandao ,

Thank you for submitting the proposal to continue rewarding PGWG guides in R-15!

I am a Project-Guiding Evaluator and have assigned myself to help you.

Your Grant Deliverables have been reviewed and look to be in good condition. I have also looked at your Project Standing, it looks to be in good condition and ready to apply for another grant. i have seen how impactful the PGWG has been in building a social layer for DAO grants. Now that i am a PGWG guide , i can attest to the amount of value addition this working group has and will be.

Based on the reasons above, I am in support of your project and proposal. I look forward to continuing providing support and feedback to your project. I would like to thank you for your positive contributions to the Ocean Ecosystem and I look forward to reviewing future proposals from your project.

All the best!


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