we are not deciding WHAT gets funded. This gets handled by the branch maintainers, keeping the Association on the right side of the “we don’t direct the project” line. The Drupal 8 Accelerate program is a fantastic opportunity for the Association to support and amplify community efforts. All of our favorite work at the Association follows this model - DrupalCon session selection, Community Cultivation Grants, Global Training Days, and DrupalCamp Fiscal Sponsorship to name a few. We’re here to make it easier for you to innovate, and this program is yet another example. Of course, this is the first time our community has tried anything like this, so we expect that we’ll be learning a lot as we go. As always, we are looking for your feedback and help so that we can improve. How can you help? Let me count the ways: Help promote the program. Share this blog post on Twitter, Facebook, and other places your Drupal friends hang out online. Apply! Take this program back to your user group, company, or friends and dream big. If you have a great way to help push Drupal 8 to release, we want to hear about it. Help fund the grants. The Association has pledged $125,000 because we think this program is THAT important. But we’re looking for community support to help make this investment. You can become member, a partner, or talk to us about making a contribution directly to the fund.