Polygon Unveils Aragon Project Hub and Grants 1 Billion POL Tokens for Decentralized Governance Advancement

The Polygon Governance Hub with Aragon

The new Polygon Governance Hub, developed in collaboration with Aragon, aims to foster community involvement and enhance decentralized protocol governance within the Polygon ecosystem.

Polygon Community Grants Program

Polygon has initiated a Community Grants Program, distributing 1 billion POL tokens to support blockchain projects and innovations. This program is structured into two tracks:

  • General Grant Track: Focuses on projects building on Polygon, including developer tools, protocol infrastructure, and decentralized applications (dApps).
  • Consumer Crypto Track: Aims to drive cryptocurrency adoption through consumer-focused applications like gaming, gamified trading, NFT innovation, and content production.

Details of the Polygon Governance Hub

The Polygon Governance Hub, built in collaboration with Aragon, serves as a comprehensive governance interface:

  • Facilitates Polygon Improvement Proposals (PIPs) for protocol and system smart contract changes.
  • Enables token stakeholders to vote on governance decisions or delegate votes to community representatives.
  • Ensures transparency and accountability in governance processes.

The governance hub will centralize governance efforts, promoting openness and active community participation. It includes mechanisms for tracking PIP progress and implementing governance decisions securely.

Polygon Community Grants Program Overview

The Community Grants Program, funded by 1 billion POL tokens, aims to accelerate blockchain innovation and adoption:

  • Initial distribution of 35 million MATIC tokens, equivalent to approximately $23 million, for the first season.
  • Administered by an impartial Community Treasury Board to oversee fund allocation and project selection.
  • Applications accepted from June 11 to August 31, 2024, with grants ranging from 5,000 to over 50,000 MATIC tokens.
  • Focuses on supporting both new projects and existing ones migrating to Polygon, fostering long-term ecosystem growth.


Polygon, in collaboration with Aragon, is at the forefront of decentralized governance innovation. Their Community Grants Program, backed by 1 billion POL tokens, demonstrates a commitment to fostering blockchain research and development. By encouraging community-led initiatives and supporting ecosystem growth, Polygon aims to drive decentralized technology adoption and innovation forward.