The Montgomery Family Fund in the Kansas Newspaper Foundation will award up to two grants and up to a total of $5,000 for the best revenue-producing ideas submitted by KPA member publications.
The innovative Montgomery Incubator Project was announced during last week’s annual Montgomery Symposium in Topeka.
“The suggestion of an idea incubator came up a few years ago,” said Emily Bradbury, KPA executive director. “The Montgomery family graciously stepped up to provide funds for this project and we are excited to see what innovative, revenue-producing projects come out of the application process.”
All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of current and former KNF trustees.
Requests for proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 10, 2019 to the KPA office. Projects will be implemented in calendar year 2020.
Selected grantees must agree to speak about their project at the 2020 Montgomery Family Symposium.
In addition, all winning submissions must include a base project budget, be adaptable to other markets and include permission for other KPA members to use the idea.
Those selected will be notified by Dec. 1, 2019.
The application asks that newspaper staff members describe their project in 600 words or less, to explain what they hope to accomplish with the project and what criteria will be used to evaluate the success of the project.
Click here to download the request for proposals.