$150,000 in funds from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation has been designated for a special COVID-19 grant program. This program will provide grants to fill immediate gaps for resource-constrained news organizations across Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 crisis. The funding will be used to cover operating costs created by the crisis, buy equipment including items needed for remote work, fund special reports and coverage, reach vulnerable communities and more. Both for-profit and non-profit local news organizations are eligible for a single grant, up to $2,500.

Pennsylvania news organizations who are interested in applying for this grant should complete the application below.

    Read the complete program terms here.
  • Please enter a number from 100 to 2500.
    All grants are up to $2,500
  • Requests should demonstrate an understanding of a real need. Applications should also propose a convincing solution to fulfill this need.
  • You can also email with questions.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, starting at 9:00 a.m., EDT, on March 23, 2020. Submission deadline: April 17, 2020, at 11:59 EDT, or when $150,000 in grant funds has been awarded, whichever comes first.  Grant applications must be submitted through the PNA website,