Community Engagement

Coming Home: Connecting to Community

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), is supporting a new public media initiative, Coming Home: Connecting to Community, to increase and promote authentic local storytelling through multi-platform media (original television, radio and digital-first) and engagement that develops and delivers a renewed narrative about life in rural America. New multi-platform content, created by local stations with local voices and talent, will celebrate the diversity, culture, traditions, and richness of small-town America, not being told by commercial media.

Education Innovation Station Planning Grant

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) intends to provide grants of $10,000 per station to up to 50 public television stations to spur innovation in stations’ local education efforts and to enhance stations’ capacity to carry out that work. Through this grant, stations will develop a plan to develop new education services or improve existing service models to better meet the needs of their communities. The plans may target any subject area or age group, from early learners through adult learners.

Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works

Building on the success of Veterans Coming Home phases I and II, CPB is supporting a third phase focused on what works for veterans. Phase Three will continue a national digital series and social media engagement campaign, called "Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works," produced by Kindling Group in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television (Lead Station) and local participating stations. Wisconsin Public Television will also support the activities and engagement of the 12 CPB-funded station grantees around planning, partnerships, production and measurement.

American Graduate Phase Three Outcomes Measurement

Assist CPB and Nine Network of Public Media in the design and implementation of the outcomes measurement component of phase three of public media’s the American Graduate initiative.

American Graduate Phase Three Station Grants

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is requesting proposals to provide grant funds to geographically diverse public media stations to continue efforts on American Graduate phase three. Stations will work in collaboration with an American Graduate lead station. The grant term is anticipated to run Fall 2017 to Fall 2019. To be eligible to apply for funding, stations must currently receive a CPB Community Service Grant and be in good standing.

Ready To Learn Community Partnership Planning Applications

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), as part of the 2015-20 Ready To Learn initiative (RTL) intends to provide funding for up to 30 public television stations in phase one, from which up to 14 stations will be selected for funding in phase two. In phase one (October 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018), applicants must demonstrate that the station has sufficient staff available to support the project with experience in early learning, station leadership support for this project, and the capacity to develop a community engagement collaborative to support early learning in STEM and literacy. In phase two (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020), CPB expects to fund approximately 14 of these stations to implement a two-year Community Collaborative for Early Learning & Media (CC-ELM). The objective of the CC-ELM is to give children ages two to eight from low-income households (the "Target Audience") a stronger foundation in early science and literacy learning by engaging them, their families, and their caregivers with Ready To Learn’s high-quality digital and hands-on educational content.

Ready To Learn Community Collaboratives for Early Learning & Media

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), as part of the 2015-20 Ready To Learn initiative (“RTL”) intends to provide funds for up to seven public television stations to create Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media (“CC-ELM”), an innovative model of community engagement designed to extend the reach and impact of the RTL content in low-income communities. Each CC-ELM will consist of networks of partners in these communities that work together to give children ages two to eight (the “Target Audience”) a stronger foundation in early science and literacy learning.

Speechwriter Consultant

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) is accepting proposals for a Speechwriter consultant.

Contractor will provide speechwriting and other writing services, including research, for the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of CPB (“Services”). In performing these Services, the Contractor will engage with CPB staff and conduct independent research building on materials provided by CPB.

“Veterans Coming Home” Content and Engagement Grants

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking proposals from public media stations to participate in a digital-first content and engagement effort that helps bridge America's military-civilian divide (the "Project"). CPB expects to fund up to 10 Projects at $35,000 per grant for a station to co-produce local stories and participate in community engagement and promotion efforts in support of a digital docuseries. Through this Project, stations will help bridge the divide by working with community partners to illuminate the nuanced, compelling and authentic lives of post-9/11 veterans, enrich the public's understanding of the role of veterans as assets in the community, and engage the public in a new conversation about supporting returning veterans through opportunity.

Consultant to Develop and Implement a Shared Impact Measurement Model for American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks a model for measuring the community impact of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen that can provide evidence about the unique service and value public radio and television stations provide to local communities. The successful applicant will: 1) develop and implement an approach for evaluating the impact of American Graduate in addressing the dropout crisis that includes identifying, defining, and measuring short-, mid-, and long-term outcomes, and based on this work 2) build a toolkit that local public media stations can use to measure the impact of future community engagement projects. In consultation with CPB and public media stations, the work of this two-year project involves designing and deploying a community impact measurement model for approximately 30 American Graduate stations' to achieve targeted outcomes.