If you are planning a small community photo project that lasts 2 weeks or less, then The National Press Photographers Association has 5 awards of $3,000 each to help you tell your compelling story for your community.
You must be a working professional, reside in the United States and make your living primarily through still photography. (So, sorry, no students. NPPA Student Clip Contest.) The community photo project must also be based in the US.
Entry begins August 1, 2011 and ends on September 30, 2011.
Read more about the NPPA Short Grants.