The Facebook Journalism Project is donating $20,000 to four Iowa newsrooms, out of the recent $2 million grants in local news organizations nationally covering the COVID-19 pandemic. The Carroll Times Herald, the Little Village Magazine of Iowa City, La Prensa de Iowa of Denison and the Spencer Daily Reporter each received a $5,000 grant to support local pandemic coverage. The COVID-19 grants are in addition to three separate programs run by FJP: The project awarded $10,791 in a Community Network grant to the Daily Freeman-Journal of Webster City, and assisted in funding an unspecified amount through Report for America to support a new journalism position at Iowa Public Radio. The Carroll Times Herald is also a cohort member of FJP’s accelerator program, which launched in February.