CPB’s Past Appropriations

Each year, CPB’s president and CEO goes before Congressional leaders to propose funding for the nation’s public media system. The request, justification and testimony each year outlines the finances needed to maintain and advance this valuable service for the American people.

Congressional Testimony


Figures shown are representative of millions of dollars (ex. $5.0 = $5,000,000.0).

Fiscal Year Administration Request (a) Appropriation Received  Interconnection Digital Conversion Fiscal Stabilization
2019 $445.00 n/a      
2018 $445.00 n/a      
2017 $445.00 $445.00 $50.00 (c) $0.00  
2016 $445.00 $445.00 $40.00 (c) $0.00  
2015 $445.00 $444.75 $0.00 $0.00  
2014 $451.00 $445.00 $0.00 $0.00  
2013 $460.00 $421.86 $0.00 $0.00  
2012 $440.00 $444.16 $0.00 $0.00  
2011 $0.00 $429.14 $0.00 $5.99  
2010 $0.00 $420.00 $25.00 (e) $36.00 $25.00
2009 $0.00 $400.00 $26.64 (e) $34.59  
2008 $0.00 $393.01 $26.28 (e) $29.18  
2007 $0.00 $400.00 $34.65 (d) $29.70  
2006 $0.00 $396.00 $34.65 (d) $29.70  
2005 $0.00 $386.88 $39.68 (d) $39.39  
2004 $0.00 $377.76 $9.94   (d) $49.71  
2003 $365.00 $362.81 $0.00 $48.43  
2002 $350.00 $350.00 $0.00 $25.00  
2001 $340.00 $340.00 $0.00 $20.00  
2000 $325.00 $300.00 $17.30 (e) $0.00  
1999 $275.00 $250.00 $30.70 (e) $0.00  
1998 $296.40 $250.00      
1997 $292.60 $260.00      
1996 $292.60 $275.00      
1995 $275.00 $285.60      
1994 $260.00 $275.00      
1993 $259.60 $259.60 $65.00 (c)    
1992 $242.10 $251.10 $76.00 (c)    
1991 $214.00 $245.00 $58.00 (c)    
1990 $214.00 $229.40      
1989 $214.00 $228.00      
1988 $214.00 $214.00      
1987 $186.00 $200.00      
1986 $75.00 $159.50      
1985 $85.00 $150.50      
1984 $110.00 $137.50      
1983 $172.00 $137.00      
1982 $172.00 $172.00      
1981 $162.00 $162.00      
1980 $120.00 $152.00      
1979 $90.00 $120.20      
1978 $80.00 $119.20      
1977 $70.00 $103.00      
TQ (b) $17.00 $17.50      
1976 $70.00 $78.50      
1975 $60.00 $62.00      
1974 $45.00 $50.00      
1973 $45.00 $35.00      
1972 $35.00 $35.00      
1971 $22.00 $23.00      
1970 $15.00 $15.00      
1969 $9.00 $5.00      

Notes

(a) Values reflect the Administration's request for two-year advanced funding, ie: FY 2018 funding was requested in FY 2016.

(b) Transition Quarter funding, during which federal budget year changed from July to September.

(c ) Interconnection funding for both television and radio.

(d ) Interconnection funding for television only.

(e ) Interconnection funding for radio only.