The NJ News Commons is extending the deadline for applying for micro-grants to start news sites, or do investigative reporting, to Wednesday, Sept. 11. The previous announced deadline was Monday, Sept. 9.
We are also increasing the grant award to entrepreneurs starting new sites to $4,000, from $3,500. The amount for in-depth reporting grants remains $2,500.
In addition to the grants, we will offer training to news entrepreneurs, help with WordPress setups, co-working space and regular peer-to-peer support sessions. This project is underwritten by the New Jersey Recovery Fund.
Find the rules and applications here.