Authorization

Five in favor/one absent

WHEREAS,

CPB management, in consultation with representatives from the public broadcasting system, has developed a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for advance appropriations in support of the public broadcasting system for FY 2016; and

WHEREAS,

The Board of Directors has been briefed on CPB's proposed request, and CPB management has consulted with public broadcasting system members to ensure a broad spectrum of system needs for providing service was considered; and

WHEREAS,

CPB seeks to comply with the confidentiality of the OMB annual budget process by not releasing its budget request figures publicly until the President has delivered his budget request to Congress.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

The Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to submit CPB's appropriations request to OMB.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2012
Five in favor, one abstained

WHEREAS,

Congress appropriated funds to CPB "for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;" and

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board adopted priorities for the use of these funds, developed in consultation with public broadcasting station representatives and member organizations, which included "efficient operations through collaborations and technical innovation," and "enduring value through the projects themselves and as models for others"; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management recommends a digital equipment grant of up to $7,000,000 to Digital Convergence Alliance, LLC, based on comprehensive internal and external reviews of the proposed governance structure, technical solution and projected cost savings associated with their proposed multi-station master control in Jacksonville, Florida;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to enter into an agreement to grant up to $7,000,000 to Digital Convergence Alliance, LLC.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2012
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB management to replace the Rural Listener Access Incentive Fund (RLAIF) with a new and simplified rural support grant program, i.e., the Rural Support Grant (RSG), effective in FY 2012.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Congress appropriated funds to CPB “for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;” and

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board adopted priorities for the use of these funds, developed in consultation with public broadcasting station representatives and member organizations, which included “efficient operations through collaborations and technical innovation,” and “enduring value through the projects themselves and as models for others”; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management recommends a digital equipment grant of $6,640,286 to Centralcast, LLC, based on comprehensive internal and external reviews of the proposed governance structure and technical solution for the multi-station master control, as well as the independently confirmed projected cost savings for participating licensees.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to enter into an agreement to grant up to $6,640,286 to Centralcast, LLC.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

CPB management, in consultation with representatives from the public broadcasting system, has developed a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for appropriations in support of public broadcasting's digital needs for FY 2013, as well as an advance appropriation for the public broadcasting system for FY 2015; and

WHEREAS,

The Board of Directors has been briefed on the CPB's proposed request and CPB management has consulted with our public broadcasting system members to ensure that a broad spectrum of public broadcasting needs for providing service to the American public was considered; and

WHEREAS,

CPB seeks to comply with the confidentiality of the OMB annual budget process by not releasing its budget request figures until the President has delivered his budget request to Congress.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,

The Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to submit CPB’s appropriations request to OMB.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB management to enter into a grant agreement with NPR in the amount of $5,024,678, plus accrued interest thereon, to relocate the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) to the new NPR headquarters.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB management to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the Public Broadcasting Service to support the acquisition and use of Nielsen research for an amount not to exceed $1.5 million for Fiscal Year 2011.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2011
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

CPB management, in consultation with representatives from the public broadcasting system, has developed a request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for appropriations in support of public broadcasting's digital needs for FY 2012, as well as an advance appropriation for the public broadcasting system for FY 2014; and

WHEREAS,

The Board of Directors has been briefed on the CPB's proposed request and CPB management has consulted with our public broadcasting system members to ensure that a broad spectrum of public broadcasting needs for providing service to the American public was considered; and

WHEREAS,

CPB seeks to comply with the confidentiality of the OMB annual budget process by not releasing its budget request figures until the President has delivered his budget request to Congress.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,

The Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to submit CPB's appropriations request to OMB.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
8 in favor, 1 absent

WHEREAS,

The Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for the Corporation's relationship with its external auditors and recommending to the Board either the retention of the Corporation's auditors or the selection of new auditors.

WHEREAS,

The Audit and Finance Committee has recommended the engagement of BDO Seidman to conduct the Corporation’s audit and to provide related services for fiscal year 2010.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

The CPB Board authorizes the CPB President and CEO to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the audit firm BDO Seidman as recommended by the Audit and Finance Committee.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
8 in favor, 1 absent

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hereby authorizes CPB management to negotiate and enter into a contract to administer and implement Leadership for Philanthropy Phase 2: “Engaging the Donor Community.” The project budget for Phase 2 is projected to be $1.5 million.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009