The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) said in a press release Monday that projects funded as part of its Community Investment Program will now have access to Amazon.com Inc.\u2019s Amazon Web Services programs. Amazon Web Services offers cloud-based products that include database, analytic, developer tools, and Internet of Things (IoT) services, among others, according to Amazon\u2019s website. \u201cWe are passionate about supporting the Canadian startup community, and are proud to help the Community Investment Program by offering the right tools for the right jobs that allow public sector startups to scale and invent,\u201d Amazon Web Services general manager for Latin America, Canada and Caribbean regions, Jeffrey Kratz, said in the release. Grant recipients will automatically become eligible for support from AWS, according to CIRA\u2019s website. The services available will be free, CIRA spokesman Spencer Callaghan said in an email. The program has distributed $4.2 million in funding over four years. It will begin accepting applications for its fifth round of funding on Jan. 15.