Facebook Journalism Project launches COVID-19 fund [US]

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 in COVID-19 Reporting

Local news organizations can apply for this new fund.

The Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) has created the FJP COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program.

The program will offer grants of US$25,000 to US$100,000 to help local newsrooms serve their communities during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Preference will be given to organizations that serve immigrant, rural, underserved and economically disadvantaged communities; represent areas where COVID-19 impact is particularly acute; and are family- or community-owned or independent.

The deadline is April 24.