American History and Civics Initiative

The American History and Civics Initiative represents a major commitment by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to use its educational mandate, reach, and creative capacity to address critical shortfalls in middle and high school students' knowledge of American history, our political system, and their roles as citizens.

To do so, this initiative will award $20 million in grants to forge unique and sustainable partnerships between public television producers and broadcast outlets, the educational community, curriculum developers, the high tech industry and other appropriate partners, to design, test and create integrated interactive multimedia platforms that improve learning.

Objective

The objective of CPB's American History and Civics Initiative is to catalyze new partnerships among public television, filmmakers and other content developers, the education community, the high technology sector, and others to design new, groundbreaking media projects that measurably improve the learning of American history and enhance civic participation among middle and high school students.

Staff Bios

Press Releases

July 6, 2007
CPB Awards American History and Civics Initiative Grants

August 10, 2006
CPB Issues RFP for Manager for its Groundbreaking American History and Civics Initiative

August 10, 2006
CPB Issues RFP for Manager for its Groundbreaking American History and Civics Initiative

November 10, 2005
Enthusiastic Response to CPB's Request for Proposals on American History and Civics

April 11, 2005
New CPB Initiative Explores Ways to Link Television, New Interactive Media and Educators to Improve American History and Civics Learning

Contact CPB

Questions regarding this Request for Proposals and the American History and Civics Initiative should be submitted in writing to History.Civics@cpb.org.

About CPB

CPB promotes the growth and development of public media in communities throughout America.

Programs & Projects

CPB awards grants to stations and independent producers to create programs and services.