State Challenge Grants

NFOIC awards open government and transparency grants to strengthen and foster the growth of state coalitions members and support a broad range of open government and government transparency endeavors across the United States.

The NFOIC State Challenge grant is a new grant program available to eligible, active state coalition members of NFOIC whose memberships are in good standing. Grants require a 1-to-1 financial match by the grantee and can be used for:

  • projects that further public access to records, meetings, and officials of state or local public institutions; 
  • sustainable purposes that support the organization’s mission, goal or objectives; or
  • start-up grants for new state open government coalitions.

Grant applications will be accepted starting in January 2020.

2020 Grant Criteria

Grant Application

Grant Report Update

Additional questions regarding specific requirements and guidelines should be directed to:

  • Open Government Grants
    c/o NFOIC
    UF: College of Journalism
    3208 Weimer Hall
  • P.O Box 118400

    Gainesville, FL 32611

    Phone 352.294.7082
  • nfoic@nfoic.org