Call for Applications: Economic Hardship Reporting Project


Deadline: ongoing


EHRP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that produces compelling journalism to raise awareness about income inequality and economic unfairness in America. We help conceptualize articles, films and other kinds of reporting, edit early drafts and, if necessary, place the stories in media outlets. Many of our contributors are low-income journalists.

What kinds of stories do you support?

We commission op-eds, personal essays, investigative reports, rich narrative features, podcasts, nonfiction cartoons, photo essays and documentaries. In other words, we are genre-agnostic.


Grants generally range from $500 for an op-ed to $10,000 for a documentary. We usually pay upon publication but will give advances to low-income reporters.


Submit a well-researched but brief pitch of less than 500 words to Include your CV and a proposed budget. But first, please visit to find out what kinds of stories we fund. We tend to award grants to experienced journalists, though we are open to submissions from emerging talents. Photographers should send us low-resolution images (72 dpi) along with a pitch or a query letter attached. All images should include captions in the metadata or an attached caption document. Let us know if other news outlets have covered your story and how your piece will be different.

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