The fund's launch was announced earlier this week at the Chrome Dev Summit 2018, Google's annual web dev conference.
Frameworks with original ideas to improve performance and those which ship "on by default" performance-boosting features will be favored in the funds allocation process. Framework dev teams can sign-up for a Google sponsorship.
Nicole Sullivan, Chrome Product Manager, and Malte Ubl, Google Engineering Lead, have told ZDNet that the popularity, size, or the adoption of any participant framework will not count as a defining factor for being selected to receive funding.
"The objective of this initiative is to help developers hit performance goals and hence serve their users with high-quality user experiences by default and ensure that this happens at scale," the two told ZDNet in an email. "So while we're not keeping any explicit size threshold for the frameworks that we may want to support, we'll be critically analyzing the overall proposals based on creativity of the solution proposed, its propensity to making an impact and the scale of developers that it can directly affect. Read more