Get Free Money for your Chapter Event!

For the second consecutive year, the Region 1 Fund is offering quarterly grants of up to $500 to help professional and student chapters recruit speakers, book space and promote events. This is in addition to the national chapter grants that SPJ national offers:

Over the past year, Region 1 Grants were awarded to The College at Brockport to produce a Western New York Media Conference and to the Keystone Pro chapter to purchase the documentary “A Fragile Trust” for screening events with local college chapters.

The deadlines for quarterly funding are as follows: Nov. 21, 2014; Feb. 21, 2015; May 21, 2015; Aug. 21, 2015

Simply cut/paste the following application into an email or Word file and send it to:

Region 1 Director Rebecca Baker:

Region 1 Treasurer Bill Bleyer:

Chapter Name:
Program name:

Please describe your program and include any objectives you would like your program to accomplish:

Approx. Date program will take place:

How will this program benefit your chapter’s members and the journalism community as a whole?

What format will your program follow?

Who will be invited to speak at and/or present the program?

Requested grant amount: $

Preliminary budget: $

Reasons why your chapter cannot fund this event without grant funds:


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