CPB Financial Information

Since 1968, CPB has been the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting and the largest single source of funding for public radio, television, and related online and mobile services. For approximately $1.35 per American per year, CPB provides essential operational support for the nearly 1,500 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations, which reach virtually every household in the country.

Federal Appropriation

CPB distributes its appropriation in accordance with a statutory formula outlined in the Public Broadcasting Act. Ninety-five percent of CPB's appropriation goes directly to content development, community services, and other local station and system needs.

Operating Budget

The Operating Budget follows statutory obligations, past board decisions, and precedents set forth by prior contractual commitments

Business Plan

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) annual business planning cycle has three stages: a review of the Corporation’s Goals and Objectives, approval of the operating budget, and endorsement of the Business Plan. 

Funding By State

Grants and Allocations by Fiscal Year, by State.

Annual Reports

CPB Annual Reports

Audited Financial Statements

Combined Financial Statements.

Form 990

Public Inspection Copy of CPB's Form 990 Federal Tax Return.