While my blog has been pretty quiet over the summer as I work to finish my Income Guide I just wanted to pass on some good news. I recently applied for and received one of four $12,000 NMWE grants from the J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University. This initiative is supported by the McCormick Foundation. J-Lab helps news organizations and citizens use new media technologies to create fresh ways for people to participate in public life. This grant lasts until the fall of 2012 and supplements $14,000 that I raised on Kickstarter. My plan over the next year is to build on the work I am doing this summer by redesigning my website while continuing to create infographic explainers using economic data that help journalists, teachers, students, financial bloggers and citizens understand economic numbers and policy.