Television

FY 2020 Healthy Network Initiative for Public Television Stations

CPB is accepting grant applications to its Healthy Network Initiative from CSG-qualified public television stations who join a qualified Joint Master Control (JMC) and/or consolidate two or more Television CSG recipients under one executive management. Five million dollars ($5 million) in funding is available each year and will be granted to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Survey of Public Media Station Education Strategies and Programs

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a qualified researcher (“Contractor”) to conduct a study of local public media stations’ education strategies and programs, to assess stations’ needs, capacities, and current strategies. CPB’s objective in commissioning this survey is to inform its strategic planning around station education programs and to share survey outcomes with stations. Contractor must create a brief (approximately 30 questions) survey, in consultation with CPB, that uses branching questions to capture the respective data of public television, public radio, and joint public television/radio licensee stations. Contractor must also manage the process of data collection, analyze the resulting data, and provide a complete data set to CPB. CPB expects Contractor to provide CPB with a full set of survey findings in an electronic format such as PowerPoint, and to create a publication-quality report with a detailed analysis of the data that CPB may use to share key findings with stations and key stakeholders.

Assessment of Public Media’s Interconnection Systems

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a contractor(s) (“Contractor”) with expertise in evaluating interconnection services for television and radio.

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

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.

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.

Public Television Business Strategy Program Facilitation

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks the services of a consultant or firm (“Consultant”) to plan and facilitate a training program for public media leaders over a period of up to nine months.

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.

Business and Media Strategy Consultant

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), System Development and Media Strategy (MSTRA) is seeking a consultant to provide counsel and assistance on the issues facing the public television system, including the impact of the spectrum auction on system composition and public policy, changes in consumer behavior and content delivery technology, and evolving business strategies in a digital environment.

Digital Infrastructure Assessment

CPB is seeking the services of a consultant to assess the current state of public media’s digital infrastructure, including its capacity, adaptability and flexibility to meet future needs, and to recommend ways of creating more effective and efficient uses of digital platforms, services and tools.

Business Consulting: Public Television Service Options

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (“Consultant”) to advise and assist CPB with identifying potential public television station-centered collaborative opportunities to strengthen public television services.  The Consultant will 1) evaluate public television services in markets (approximately five) where stations, that CPB will identify, are not meeting CPB’s minimum service and eligibility criteria set forth in the television community service grant general provisions (General Provisions). The evaluation will provide alternate methods to provide those services with a priority toward local and regional collaborations and will identify the costs to implement a reconfigured service; 2) identify, with input from CPB, approximately five other vulnerable markets where stations can benefit from strengthening and/or increasing service through collaboration or consolidation; and 3) at CPB’s direction, work with selected stations to implement the reconfigured service.