Data and Policy Analyst for Radio and Television Community Service Grants System Consultation


See guidelines for specific qualifications.


May 30, 2018

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to engage an Analyst to assist and advise CPB with a review of its Community Service Grant (CSG) programs for public television and radio stations. CPB is funded through an annual appropriation from Congress, and the CSG programs are the mechanism for distributing 65% of the appropriation directly to stations. This review will examine the policies governing CSGs to ensure effective stewardship of the federal appropriation while meeting the mandates of federal laws concerning public broadcasting.

Multiple factors make this CSG review timely and relevant. A decade after an economic recession, there are uneven patterns of recovery around the nation that may affect stations’ ability to fundraise. CPB’s federal appropriation has been flat for seven years. Digital technology is changing the way audiences find, consume, and interact with content. The review process will take these circumstances and others into account as it examines whether any revisions are needed in the CSG program.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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Application Procedure and General Questions:

Applicants must submit technical and cost applications through CPB’s electronic grants management system.

To gain access to the electronic grants management system, please send an email request to, no later than May 2, 2018 at 5 pm EDT. CPB will provide a non-disclosure agreement for eligible applicants to sign and return within two business days. Once the signed agreement has been received, the Applicant will be given access to the electronic grants management system.

CPB will conduct an Applicant webinar (“Webinar”) on May 17, 2018 to answer questions submitted to CPB. Potential Applicants must register for the Webinar by emailing by May 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Applications are due no later than May 30, 2018 at 12 PM EDT. CPB will not consider applications submitted after this time.