Understanding Public Programs

What are public programs?

We’re expanding Google Maps Platform availability for Google public programs that support nonprofit, startup, crisis response, and news media organizations. We’re committed to developers supporting these organizations and programs.

Existing Google for Nonprofit users who are receiving grants will transition to Google Maps Platform credits. Eligible nonprofits, startups, crisis response, and news media organizations may apply for Google Maps Platform credits through the following programs:

Note that all Google Maps Platform users receive $200 in free monthly usage when you create an account and register your project.

Nonprofits

Details

Verified Google for Nonprofits organizations can apply to receive additional credits for use against Google Maps Platform usage, starting at $250 per month. Applicants must have the authority to accept the Google Maps Core Services License Agreement and the Google Maps Platform credits policy on behalf of your nonprofit organization.

Eligibility

You must be signed up with Google for Nonprofits and signed in to your account in order to apply for additional Google Maps Platform credits.

Eligibility criteria Countries available

Sign up

  1. Sign up for a Google for Nonprofits account.
  2. Sign in to your Google for Nonprofits account.
  3. Enroll in Google Maps Platform credit.
  4. Complete the Google Maps Platform credits application for nonprofits. You must have administrator access to your nonprofit organization’s billing account to complete the application.

Crisis responders

Details

Organizations responding to a crisis can apply to receive Google Maps Platform credits, starting at $250 per month for up to two months. Applicants must have the authority to accept the Google Maps Core Services License Agreement and the Google Maps Platform credits policy on behalf of your nonprofit organization.

Sign up

  1. See Google's work with crisis responders.
  2. Complete the Google Maps Platform credits application for crisis responders.

News media organizations

Details

Verified journalists and news media organizations can apply to receive Google Maps Platform credits, starting at $250 per month. Applicants must have the authority to accept the Google Maps Core Services License Agreement and the Google Maps Platform credits policy on behalf of your nonprofit organization.

Eligibility

You must be an organization whose primary mission is journalism, in order to apply for Google Maps Platform news media credits.

Sign up

  1. See Google's work with news media organizations.
  2. Complete the Google Maps Platform credits application for news media organizations.

Startups

Details

Verified Google Cloud startups can apply to receive Google Maps Platform credits. Applicants must have the authority to accept the Google Maps Core Services License Agreement and the Google Maps Platform credits policy on behalf of your nonprofit organization.

Eligibility

You must be an active Cloud Startup in order to apply for Google Maps Platform startup credits.

  1. See Google's work with startup organizations.
  2. Complete the Google Cloud Startups credits application form.

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