BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
APRIL 14, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides $75 million of emergency stabilization funds to CPB to distribute to public media stations to alleviate the severe decreases in underwriting and donations resulting from the economic impacts of the coronavirus;
Congress directed that these funds, which are not subject to CPB’s statutory funding formula, be used to maintain programming and services, and to preserve the ability of small and rural public media stations to continue to provide essential information, educational content and services to the American people.
In consultation with the public media system and in accordance with the CARES Act, CPB management has developed a plan for the effective and expeditious distribution of these funds to public media stations in this period of extraordinary economic hardship; and
The Board of Directors has reviewed CPB’s recommendations for the allocations of these funds as outlined in the proposed plan,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
The Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to proceed with implementation of the proposed distribution plan for the CARES Act emergency stabilization funds for public media stations as outlined in the attached.
Radio - $37,500,000
Each grantee receives $75,000
398 grantees x $75,000 = $29,850,000
Remaining funds = $7,650,000
Each receives an additional $37,136
192 grantees receive $75,000
206 grantees receive $112,136
Each grantee receives $200,000
158 x $200,000 = $31,600,000
Remaining funds = $5,900,000
Each receives an additional $60,204
60 grantees receive $200,000
98 grantees receive $260,204
 CSG grantees with total revenue less than $500k and rural and minority grantees with total revenue less than $5 million.
 CSG grantees with coverage area population less than 40 people per square kilometer.
 CSG grantees with total revenue less than $5 million.
 CSG grantees with a coverage area population that is greater than 19% rural (national average of rural is 19%).
That the Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Deep Appreciation to
WCTE-TV President and CEO Becky Magura
WCTE Board of Trustees
For the Extraordinary Service
They Provide to the People of
Upper Cumberland Tennessee
and for Hosting a Visit from the CPB Board.
CPB is grateful for the gracious hospitality that the WCTE Board of Trustees, staff and their local and state partners afforded to the CPB Board of Directors during our June 2016 visit.
Visiting WCTE-TV was a special opportunity to see first-hand the value that a public media station brings to its community. WCTE-TV has built important partnerships with leaders in local education, business, agriculture, economic development, public safety, music, art, theatre, athletics, and tourism to provide vital programs, services, and resources to the residents of Cookeville, Tennessee, and across the Upper Cumberland.
CPB appreciates the leadership of WCTE-TV President and CEO Becky Magura and the vital role of the WCTE’s Board of Trustees and hard-working personnel in ensuring remote areas of the Upper Cumberland are served, the educational needs of the community’s at-risk youth are addressed, and the region’s artistic and cultural life is enriched.
CPB looks forward to a continuing collaboration to ensure WCTE-TV’s vibrant future of service the people of middle Tennessee.