The Radio Station Collaboration Program ("SCP") is designed to support Community Service Grant recipients that have entered into collaborative or consolidation agreements with other CSG recipients to significantly increase the recipient's public service as described below in greater detail.
To that end, SCP funding will be provided under Multi Station Consolidations or Multi-Station Operational and/or Development Collaborations in the form of an increased annual community service base grant (CSG) totaling $150,000 each year for up to three years beginning CPB's fiscal year 2015. The increased CSG base grant will be awarded to stations that engage in qualified collaborations and consolidations increasing the station's public service as follows:
- Greater investments in direct audiences services, including local content creation, and more cost-effective investment in infrastructure
- Greater capacity and more efficient scale to maximize station resources and assets
- Effective use of technology to increase effectiveness and reduce costs
- Increased revenue and long term sustainability of the participating stations
Recipients of SCP funding are subject to the provisions in Section I of the FY2014 Radio Community Service General Provisions and Eligibility Criteria ("General Provisions").