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Deadline April 19 for equipment grants

Deadline April 19 for equipment grants

The postmark deadline to apply for the California Press Foundation’s Campus Equipment Grants program is next Friday, April 19. Any California high school, college or university newsroom may apply.

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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.

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Cal Press has issued equipment grants to more than 140 campus news programs since 2000. Contributions from individual Cal Press members and supporters provide the grants. In 2018, distributions topped $12,000.

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.

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