Community member ModYModX played a very important role in the Grants team launching the Merchandise production grant. ModYModX has been working with the merchandise team for several months to produce an initial sample, which the Grants team could use for quality testing, and assisting both the Merch and Grants team to produce the existing grant. Given the high impact expected for this grant, and months contributed to helping this come to life, the Grants team is issuing a retroactive grant to compensate the work.
Retroactive grants serve to fairly reward highly impactful work done to help the community. The time committed towards helping dYdX launch a merchandise campaign is very much worthy of a retroactive grant.