Campus equipment grants: Apply by April 20

The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is Friday, April 20. Any California high school, college or university newspaper may apply.

Download an application form.

The grants go toward the purchase of new hardware or software, or for upgrades to improve the quality of the campus media program’s content and delivery. Applicants submit detailed essays describing their current equipment, its limitations, why they need new or upgraded equipment and how that equipment would improve their publications. There is no minimum grant amount. The maximum amount for a grant is $1,500.
Winners will receive their grant awards by mid-May for immediate use.

View previous grant recipients

Cal Press has issued equipment grants to more than 130 campus news programs since 2000. Contributions from individual Cal Press members and supporters provide the grants. In 2017, distributions topped $15,000.

The mission of the California Press Foundation is to be the guardian of the history and traditions of California journalism, to recognize and honor contemporary achievements, to assure the future of California journalism through encouragement of education and to provide a social and educational forum for its members. Please visit to learn more and to join.