Altamont Community High School Receiving School Journalism Grant


Published on June 10 2024 11:07 am
Last Updated on June 10 2024 11:07 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Press Foundation have announced the awarding of grants to 16 high school journalism efforts throughout the state. The awards are part of the Illinois High School Journalism Grants Program offered by the Illinois Press Foundation and financially sponsored for a fourth consecutive year by Illinois Farm Bureau.

More than $22,000 in grants will be distributed to the schools in the fall to pay for laptops, cameras, broadcasting equipment, newspaper printing costs, website hosting fees and more. The Illinois Press Foundation Board of Directors' Education Committee approved the grant recipients.

Among the recipients is Altamont Community High School, which will receive $1,500 for DSLR camera bundles and a telephoto style lens.

All schools will receive their grant checks during on-site visits in August and September. Of the 16 schools receiving grants, 11 are doing so for the first time during the IPF-IFB partnership.