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All Archived 2009 Television Grants

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Research Study to Measure Impact of Primetime Program Scheduling Strategy

CPB is interested in measuring the impact of the Program Challenge Fund tent pole program scheduling strategy. To that end, CPB will order and analyze available Nielsen NSI ratings data. CPB is now seeking proposals for a research study (or studies) designed to add insight beyond the Nielsen data with respect to both the tent pole program scheduling strategy as well as the awareness, attitudes, and usage of a segment of the target audience (i.e. Hispanic television viewers).

Public Media Barcamp Attendee Support

CPB seeks a vendor to manage a project to assist up to 10 public broadcasting stations in attending the Public Media Barcamp on October 17-18, 2009 in Washington, DC, and then assist those stations in replicating the Barcamp experience in their own communities.

Grow the Audience: Strengthening Local Journalism

This Request for Proposals seeks proposals from groups of 3-6 stations willing to form multi-platform reporting Local Journalism Centers around a single topic or issue that will result in an elevated quality and quantity of journalism. The Local Journalism Centers should create compelling content and community engagement opportunities that include audio, video, text, photos, blogs, social networking, dynamic syndication, and mobile applications.

Digital Distribution Fund (DDF) Round 14

CPB will be accepting applications for Round 14 DDF grants from CPB-qualified, non-commercial educational (NCE) television licensees for Priority One: Digital Television Transmission Facilities and Priority Two: Digital Master Control Services projects.

Ready To Learn Statewide Planning Agreements

CPB Ready To Learn Statewide Planning Agreements will provide funding to public broadcasting stations to work in collaboration with state education agencies to assess, align, and integrate research-tested and curriculum-based RTL products and services into early childhood education. This funding opportunity will enable a partnership between Stations and State Education Agencies to design, pilot and execute an initial plan for integrating RTL digital media reading resources into Pre-K through second grade classrooms, and in other learning environments, (e.g., formal and informal child care settings; before and after school programs, etc.). The RTL products and services will be made available to implement throughout the state during the one-year agreement cycle.

STEM Digital Media Resources for Learning Production Grants

The CPB STEM Digital Media Resources for Learning Production Grants will provide grant funding to enable public broadcasting stations to develop, produce and evaluate Digital Media Resources which may include audio, video, interactives, animations, documents, games, simulations and images. Funds are available for up to 12 grants of $75,000-$125,000. Grants will create content to support the Middle School (Grades 4-8) Earth Sciences with an emphasis on Climate.

Economy Response Grant Program

CPB has created the Economy Response Grant program in response to the widespread economic downturn, and is open to all CPB-qualified public radio and television stations. The program seeks to support stations' efforts to help their communities through initiatives that establish collaboration with community partners and that raise awareness of the impact the current economic crisis is having on the station's community.

Public Media Innovation Fund Round 4

The Public Media Innovation Fund Round Four is seeking to make investments in a small number of educationally-oriented projects that can support public broadcasting's role to increase economic and financial literacy.

Engaging Communities on the Economy

The Engaging Communities on the Economy Grants may be used by stations to convene civic leaders, community groups and citizens in productive dialogue - in person, on-air or online - addressing regional and local economic issues. Grants may be used to plan or conduct collaborative projects in response to identified community needs related to the financial crisis (e.g., joblessness, bankruptcies, credit card debt).

2009 CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Scholarship

CPB/PBS Producers Academy is offering a "scholarship" opportunity to 20 individuals for a Producers Workshop to be held at WGBH Boston, Saturday, June 20 through Friday, June 26, 2009.

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