Technical Assistance Station Education Needs Assessment RFP


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Jul 19, 2018

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or firm to design and lead a four-hour training session for 50 public media stations, teaching them how to assess the educational needs of their local communities and how to create a project plan that includes a logic model and or theory of change (the “Training”). In addition, for CPB, the individual or firm will help establish short and long-term metrics to measure the success of the overall project described below. The training will be part of a larger two-day meeting in Washington, D.C. that CPB is sponsoring for those stations. Approximately two representatives from each station will attend the session, tentatively scheduled for September 2018.

The Training will leverage $10,000 grants CPB has awarded to each station, designed to spur innovation in station education efforts and enhance capacity to provide educational services in new ways (the “Project”). The successful applicant (hereinafter “Consultant”) will work with CPB in advance of the Training to plan the agenda for the training session. Stations will pay for their own travel and accommodations and CPB will be responsible for selecting and paying for the cost of the hotel where the training session will be held.

We anticipate this engagement will last approximately three months and the Consultant will be compensated on a fixed fee basis. CPB, at its sole discretion, may extend the agreement for an additional three-month term during which the Consultant will provide any required follow-up work and be compensated at an hourly rate.

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 their technical and cost proposals through CPB’s electronic grants management system portal. To gain access to the electronic grants management system, please send an email request to Megan Fitzpatrick,, no later than Thursday, July 12, 2018. CPB will provide access to eligible applicants within two business days. CPB will not consider applications submitted after this time. Please note: even if your organization already has an account with CPB’s electronic grants portal, you must still contact Megan to request access to this specific RFP.

All questions must be submitted in writing to Megan Fitzpatrick, Education Coordinator, at CPB will post all responses without attribution on CPB’s website. The deadline for submitting questions is Monday, July 16, 2018.

Cost proposals may be in Microsoft Word, Excel or PDF format.