This fund assists local chapters to present journalism-related events in their area. The fund supports travel, accommodations and other necessary expenses for out-of-town speakers. This fund does not support speaker fees. 

Every chapter is eligible to submit one request per year, with a single event ceiling of $1,000. In selecting events to support, the national board will give preference to promoting professional development in places geographically distant from recent or upcoming national conferences.

Applications now open. Events must begin on or after January 1, 2019.

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Local Chapter Initiatives Fund