Facebook announced yesterday that they have provided emergency grants to over 200 local newsrooms in the United States to help them cover losses due to the COVID-19 situation and to expand coverage of the pandemic. WisCommunity was one of over 2000 applicants in the grant competition, which awarded money to 144 local newsrooms in general, and 59 newsrooms in the Facebook Accelerator Program. Sadly we were not successful in this grant application but we would like to congratulate the winners in Wisconsin, particularly Volume One in Eau Claire. Wisconsin grantees were:

365 Media Foundation / Madison365 Madison, WI
Grant Amount: $99,953 The Capital Times Madison, WI
Grant Amount: $99,144 Volume One Eau Claire, WI
Grant Amount: $57,000 Wisconsin Watch* Madison, WI
Grant Amount: $100,000 Wausau Pilot and Review* Wausau, WI
Grant Amount: $40,000 We would also like to congratulate the following fellow LION publishers who were successful: Berkeleyside; Block Club Chicago; BoiseDev; CalMatters; Charlottesville Tomorrow; City Bureau; Detour Detroit; Embarcadero Media; Farmington Voice; Flint Beat; Greenpointers; Honolulu Civil Beat; InvestigateWest; LebTown; Long Beach Post; Madison365; MinnPost; MLK50; Montclair Local; MuckRock; Project Q Atlanta; PublicSource; QCity Metro; Richland Source; Sahan Journal; San Jose Spotlight; Scalawag; Telegraph Publishing; The AFRO Newspapers; The Colorado Sun; The Devil Strip; The Chicago Reporter; The Eastsider; The Mendocino Voice; This Is Reno; Voice of OC; VT Digger; Washington City Paper; and WHYY / Billy Penn.

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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